IKEA’s Round Rock, Texas store recently saw the completion of a 1,633kW system built atop its roof. The system, when combined with the solar projects in IKEA’s Houston and Dallas-area Frisco stores make the Swedish company the state’s largest solar owner. The Round Rock store array consists of 6,664 panels installed across 273,700 square feet. The system was developed, designed and installed by REC Solar.
This is the 33rd completed US solar project for IKEA, leaving six more store locations in the US with a solar array under development. This new array will generate around 2,398,500kWh of electricity annually. “We at IKEA believe in the never-ending job of improving the sustainability of our day-to-day business,” said Gerd Diewald, store manager. “The Round Rock coworkers are excited to help contribute to this goal with our newly operational solar energy system. We appreciate the support of the City of Round Rock, Oncor and REC Solar, our partners in this project.”