IKEA officially started generating solar power with its 11th completed US solar project; a new 538kW, 68,000 square foot PV system at its Emeryville, California location. Using 2,394 Gloria Solar panels, the system is anticipated to produce nearly 760,300kWh of solar electricity per year.
Gloria Solar, a division of E-Ton Solar Group, was tapped to oversee the development, design and installation of the solar PV system. The Emeryville store is acknowledged as being the third IKEA installation in the 70,000 square mile service area of PG&E.
“We are thrilled at how this solar energy system furthers our sustainability commitment at IKEA Emeryville,” said Patrick Choa, IKEA Emeryville store manager. “IKEA has a never-ending job where most things still remain to be done. We constantly ask ourselves how we can improve what we do today for a better tomorrow. We appreciate the support of the City of Emeryville, PG&E and Gloria Solar, our partners in this project.”
IKEA notes that it currently has one more solar PV project under construction at a California store and eight more arrays in development throughout stores in the Eastern US.