IKEA’s San Diego, California store has officially commenced operation of its 252kW rooftop solar power system; the tenth solar installation the company has completed at its stores nationwide. The San Diego array consists of 1,120 solar panels from Gloria Solar installed across 30,000 square feet and will generate around 366,400kWh of power per year.

“We at IKEA believe in the never-ending job of striving to improve the sustainability of our day-to-day business,” said Jim Tilley, IKEA San Diego store manager. “The IKEA coworkers in San Diego are excited to help contribute to this goal with our newly operational solar energy system. We appreciate the support of the City of San Diego, SDG&E, and Gloria Solar, our partners in this project.”

Gloria Solar, the US branch of E-Ton, was responsible for the design and installation of the solar power system. The project is the only IKEA installation in the 4,100 square mile service area of San Diego Gas & Electric.