30 Sep '13, 7pm

IKEA to start selling solar panels in UK stores

IKEA to start selling solar panels in UK stores

You know solar is becoming mainstream when solar panels are sold between flat-pack nightstands and rolls of multi-colored carpet. IKEA has announced that it will begin doing just that in its stores in Britain, a first step in an ambitious plan to roll out renewable energy products worldwide. They've already started selling panels made by Hanergy in the Southampton store, and stores in the rest of the country will follow suit in the coming months. Flickr /CC BY-SA 2.0 A standard, all-black 3.36 kilowatt system for a semi-detached home will cost 5,700 British pounds ($9,200) and will include an in-store consultation and design service as well as installation, maintenance and energy monitoring service. "In the past few years the prices on solar panels have dropped, so it's a really good price now," IKEA Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard told The Associated Press. "It'...

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IKEA will sell solar panels in UK stores

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