Ikea completes solar installation at Seattle market store
January 17, 2017,
Ikea says its rooftop solar array at the new Seattle-area store is the largest in the state.
The store’s 244,000-square-foot solar array has 3,268 panels that will produce about 1.3 million kilowatts of electricity annually for the store — the equivalent of cutting 886 tons of carbon dioxide, equal to the emissions of 187 cars or providing electricity for 131 homes annually, the retailer calculates.
The array is Ikea’s 45th solar project in the U.S. and contributes to an overall solar presence atop nearly 90% of its U.S. locations, generating more than 40 megawatts of electricity.
Globally, the Swedish home furnishing giant has allocated $2.5 billion to renewable energy investments through 2020 with the goal of being energy independent by that year. It has installed more than 700,000 solar panels on buildings across the world and owns about 300 wind turbines, including 104 in the United States.
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