With a massive development going in the field of solar power production, it’s excellent news that IKEA has planned to install the solar energy system on top of its Cincinnati-area store.
According to the report, the 128,000-square-foot photovoltaic array composed of 4,186 panels comprises a 1,026-kilowatt system. The system installed on the world’s leading home furnishing retailer’s West Chester Township store can produce about 1.3 million kilowatt-hours of electricity yearly.
The generation of electricity in such a reformative way is a huge step, which is estimated to cut down 1,014 tonnes of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the capacity to power 115 homes once a year.
The installation of the solar energy system will add a new script in IKEA’s history as well as the West Chester location will become its 14th completed project in the United States. There are more than 23 locations in progress.
Heather Spatz, IKEA West Chester store manager: “Our mission is to create a better everyday life for many people, and at IKEA West Chester, we just added to this effort.” He added, “A solar energy system will help reduce our store’s carbon footprint and represents another investment toward our future in this community.”
California-based REC Solar is an active participant in such a wonderful footstep by developing, designing, and installing the solar power system at many IKEA locations. Since 2008, IKEA has opened a new corridor by installing a 344,000 square-foot store at the corner of Allen and Muhlhauser roads.