IKEA Aims for 100% Renewable Energy

Swedish furniture manufacturer IKEA has released its 2011 Sustainability Report, which reaffirms the company’s status as a global leader in the increasingly important area of corporate sustainability. The annual report further reveals the company’s commitment to its goal of eventually using 100% renewable energy to power its stores and offices. From September 2010 to August […] Read more

85% of IKEA Stores Going Solar in U.S

Maybe it seems like we cover IKEA too much at Clean Energy Authority, but to our knowledge there’s no other retailer in the U.S. that has made such a commitment to going solar. And last week, the company announced that nearly 85 percent of its locations in the U.S. are going solar. Just this past […] Read more

IKEA: The New PV+EV Leader

We’re not quite sure why IKEA hasn’t publicized the PV + EV math that’s adding up to more and more U.S. IKEA outlets with both solar power and EV charging stations. And, frankly, we can’t tell you with precision which of the more than 40 IKEAs/ IKEA distribution centers in the U.S. have both PV […] Read more

All Southern IKEA Stores to go Solar

Retail chain IKEA announced today that all operations in the southern US will be powered by rooftop solar, amounting to a total of 10.7 megawatts (MW) across 9 stores and a distribution center. IKEA already has solar PV at 12 stores in the U.S. After its southern stores add solar, the company will have solar PV at […] Read more

Majority of IKEA Stores to be Solar by 2012

The Swedish furniture giant IKEA recently announced that three more of its stores plan to go solar by Spring 2012, bringing the total number of IKEA locations with solar to 23—the company has 38 stores in the U.S. The company announced a trio of new planned solar installations earlier in November. While IKEA said the […] Read more

IKEA + Electric Vehices in Southern California

IKEA-USA a leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in four Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations at its Carson, California store as part of its partnership with ECOtality, Inc., a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies. This initiativerepresents the second such project for IKEA in the United States. Installation also is planned at […] Read more

3 Retailers Going Solar Big Time $WMT $WAG

Retailers around the country are beginning to invest in clean energy sources and are setting great examples for homeowners and businesses to do the same. By going solar, retailers are showing the rest of the country the opportunity we have to invest in clean energy sources to save on costs, create jobs, and ultimately protect […] Read more

IKEA: Thriving for Complete Energy Independence

We noticed before that furniture giant IKEA was installing solar at six stores in the U.S., but we had no idea that their ambition was so grand.  “The direction of travel for us is 100 percent renewable,” said chief sustainability officer, Steve Howard. “We’re likely to hit 70 to 80 percent by 2015.”  Wow! As […] Read more

IKEA Takes Solar to Costa Mesa

After announcing in October 2010 plans power eight of its stores and warehouses throughout Californiawith solar energy, the Swedish furniture and home product retailer IKEAmade it known last week that it isn’t done yet. As reported by the Daily Pilot, IKEA has recently applied for a permit to install solar panels at itsCosta Mesa store […] Read more

Ikea Adds More Solar to Retail Stores

Mike Ward, IKEA U.S. president has announced plans to install solar energy panels on twoEast Coast stores: Paramus, New Jersey and Stoughton, Massachusetts.Pending governmental permits, rooftop installation will begin in the new year, with completion expected in Spring 2011.“We are excited aboutthis investment by IKEA in using renewable energy onthe East Coast to complement our […] Read more

Ikea Greentech Makes 2.8M Investment in Alelion Batteries

Swedish furniture maker Ikea announced that its venture capital armhas invested US$2.8 million in Alelion Batteries marking the firm’sfirst investment. Established to invest in innovative clean-tech companies, Ikea Greentech has US$70.1 million at its disposal.  This first investment makes Ikea thesecond largest investor in Alelion Batteries — a manufacturer of energy storage devices. Beyond the […] Read more

Ikea Goes Solar

IKEA has announced plans to install 20,000 solar panels on seven stores and a distribution center in California. The Swedish-based furniture giant has partnered with Rec Solar and Gloria Solar on eight projects expected to be completed early next year.  Thelargest planned installation is for the distribution center which willhave a generating capacity of 1,800-kW. […] Read more

SANYO solar modules provide renewable power to select IKEA stores in Canada

SANYO Canada Inc. (SANYO) announced that IKEA Canada has chosen SANYOHIT technology to generate renewable energy using the roofs of threeIKEA stores in the Greater Toronto Area. The project willsupport the use of industry-leading conversion efficiency SANYO HITPower 210A solar PV modules. The SANYO rooftop PV systems at IKEA stores in Etobicoke, North York and […] Read more

IKEA Installing 600 kW Of Solar PV At Arizona Store

Home furnishingsretailer IKEA plans to install two 300 kW solar energy systemsat its store in Tempe, Ariz. Pending remaining governmental permits,installation of solar panels on the roof of the store will begin in May, with completion expected in the fall. The 46,000 square-footconfiguration will consist of two systems, each built with approximately 1,300 panels. IKEA […] Read more