IKEA’s New Haven Connecticut store has officially launched its 940.8kW rooftop PV system, making it the Swedish company’s 32nd completed US solar project. Built across 118,000 square feet, the PV array uses 3,920 panels and is anticipated to produce nearly 1,099,800kWh of energy per year.
Gehrlicher Solar America contracted with IKEA to develop, design and install the PV project. IKEA noted that it has seven more US installations under development at this time. “Our mission is to create a better everyday life for the many people, and at IKEA New Haven, we just added to this effort,” said Gail Franc, store manager. “A solar energy system will help reduce the store’s carbon footprint and represents another investment toward our future in this community. We appreciate the continued support of the City of New Haven, United Illuminating, and Gehrlicher Solar, our partners in this project.”