IKEA has connected the 573kW solar array at its West Sacramento store to the Californian electricity grid. The 65,000-square foot rooftop array was installed by Gloria Solar and will generate nearly 800,000 kWh of electricity a year.
The installation is the latest in a burgeoning list of recent solar initiatives by IKEA in the US – it has already fitted systems in Brooklyn, Pittsburgh and Tempe, with more planned on both the east and west coasts.
“We at IKEA believe in the never-ending job of striving to improve the sustainability of our day-to-day business,” said Heine Roikjer, the West Sacramento IKEA store’s manager. “The IKEA co-workers in West Sacramento are excited to help contribute to this goal with our newly operational solar energy system. We appreciate the support of the City of West Sacramento, PG&E and Gloria Solar, our partners in this project.”