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Portland IKEA Installs Solar Energy System on Roof

Portland IKEA Installs Solar Energy System on Roof

IKEA has installed an array of rooftop solar panels on its Portland store that measures 280,000 square feet. The 62,500 square foot solar energy system consists of 2,072 panels with a capacity to generate 568,000 kilowatt hours of power each year, enough for 48 houses annually. The 497.3-kilowatt system will be managed by IKEA itself


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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