05 Jun '17, 3pm

IKEA isn't just a retailer. it generates power on its roofs.

IKEA isn't just a retailer. it generates power on its roofs.

Home furnishings retailer IKEA has announced plans to install solar panels atop its future Jacksonville, Fla., store opening this fall. Panel installation will begin this summer, and the project will represent IKEA’s fifth solar array in Florida and 49th in the U.S. IKEA says the Jacksonville store’s 251,206-square-foot solar array will consist of a 1.89 MW system, built with 5,472 panels, and will produce approximately 2,753,070 kWh of electricity annually for the store. The company selected REC Solar to develop, design and install the project. “We are excited about furthering our sustainability commitment and contributing to a low-carbon society with solar atop our future Jacksonville store,” states Lars Petersson, IKEA U.S. president. “We have a mission to create a better everyday life for the many, and IKEA Jacksonville can add to this goal and keep us Florida’s larges...

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