27 Jan '16, 4pm

[email protected] expands rooftop #solar array at Detroit-area store

Home furnishings giant IKEA has officially plugged in an expanded solar energy array atop its Detroit-area store, which opened nine years ago in Canton, Mich. The 40,000-square-foot solar panel addition makes the store’s array 25% larger and consists of a 242.1 kW system built with 781 panels. This solar expansion sits atop a store extension completed this past spring. Now, IKEA Canton’s total 1,219.7 kW solar installation of 4,941 panels will generate 1,408,445 kWh of clean electricity annually. “We are pleased our newly expanded store created the opportunity to extend the rooftop solar array,” says Matt Hunsicker, store manager. “We are proud to make this investment, to grow our local sustainable footprint and to contribute to the IKEA goal of energy independence.” For the development, design and installation of this store’s enhanced solar power system, IKEA selected Ino...

Full article: http://solarindustrymag.com/ikea-expands-rooftop-solar-ar...

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