SAN DIEGO–IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its store in San Diego, California. The 30,000-square-foot array consists of a 252-kW system, built with approximately 1,120 panels.
IKEA San Diego’s program will produce approximately 366,400 kWh of clean electricity annually, the equivalent of reducing 290 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), eliminating the emissions of 50 cars or powering 32 homes yearly (calculating clean energy equivalents at www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html).
This investment by IKEA to purchase its solar photovoltaic energy system with Gloria Solar modules, and to install and operate it atop the San Diego store it owns, will lower the carbon intensity of the electrical grid. It also represents the tenth completed solar energy project for IKEA in the United States. Additional installations currently are underway at two other IKEA locations in California as well as eight more in the Eastern U.S. … Continue Reading