IKEA’s Covina Store Powers Up on Solar Energy


IKEA, the Swedish company, is ideally recognised for selling ready-to-assemble furniture at modest. It is now drawing out blueprints for a few more makeovers by powering their U.S. stores with solar energy panel systems. A solar energy system was recently installed at its San Gabriel Valley store in Covina, California, which includes an amalgamation of a 57,000-square-foot PV array, 451-kW system plus 2,002 panels. IKEA’s enterprising activity will produce 651,800 kWh of clean electricity annually, which is comparable to reducing 495 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) and eradicating the emissions of 88 cars plus powering 55 homes yearly.

The installation atop the Covina store in California is the 12th completed solar energy project in the United States with eight more commenced in the Eastern states of the U.S.

Gloria Solar, part of the E-Ton Solar Group, has taken the initiative to develop, design, and install solar energy systems. The solar project is the second installation in the 50,000-square-mile service area of Southern California Edison, the utility grid that supplies electricity to approximately 14 million people in Southern California.

IKEA has thanked its partner – Gloria Solar, the people for the City of Covina and Southern California Edison for supporting them in reducing the store’s carbon footprints.

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