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IKEA Goes Solar at 17th U.S Location

IKEA has plugged-in a 1 megawatt (MW) solar system on its  Paramus, New Jersey store, its 17th project in the US. It consists of 4,620 panels spread over 132,000-square-feet of rooftop on the 375,000-square-foot store. The company will eventually produce 30.8 MW of electricity when 20 more stores come online, serving 85% of US stores. All operations in


Kohl’s to get Electric Vehicle Charging Stations $KSS

Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) recently announced it will install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across America.    33 stores in Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington will take part in the pilot program. Kohl’s customers will be able to charge their EVs for free while they shop.   Charging


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


Fast Food Goes Solar $CMG $MCD

  In an increasing number of locations, fast food restaurants are converting to solar energy to not only help the environment, but to boost their bottom line as well. Here are a few examples from around the country. Chipotle Chipotle Mexican Grill, based in Denver, went solar with rooftop solar panels on 75 restaurants across


Walmart: 75% Renewable by 2013 $WMT

Walmart announced late last week that the company will be installing solar arrays atop 60 more stores in California—meaning that 75 percent of California stores will be powered by renewable energy by 2013. According to Walmart, the expansion will produce 22.5 kilowatt hours of clean energy per year (enough to power 1,750 homes), avoid producing


SolarWindow Moves Closer to Commercialization

Many solar products in the early stages of development today seem downright futuristic. But, from solar roadways to solar windows, it’s all happening. And it’s working. The U.S. Transportation Department is funding research into solar roadways, and New Energy Technologies announced two major breakthroughs with its SolarWindow technology within the last month. Researchers last week