IKEA teams up with REC Solar again to construct a now operational, 128,000ft2 PV array, consisting of a 1,026kW system and built with 4,186 panels. IKEA West Chester’s program will produce approximately 1,334,300kWh of clean electricity annually, the equivalent of reducing 1,014 tons of CO2, eliminating the emissions of 180 cars or powering 115 homes yearly.
IKEA has 23 more locations planned which would make its eventual US solar presence nearly 85% with a total generation of 30.8MW.
“Our mission is to create a better everyday life for the many people, and at IKEA West Chester, we just added to this effort,” said Heather Spatz, IKEA West Chester store manager. “A solar energy system will help reduce our store’s carbon footprint and represents another investment toward our future in this community. We appreciate the support of West Chester Township, Butler County, Duke Energy, and REC Solar, our partners in this project.”