IKEA Canton store goes solar with SoCore Energy

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IKEA Canton store goes solar with SoCore Energy

Greentech Lead America: IKEA, a home furnishings
retailer, has set up a 977.6-kW solar energy system at its Detroit-area store
in Canton, Michigan. The system will provide clean energy for the store. The
system has been installed by SoCore Energy, a commercial solar developer in the
Midwest and developer of more than 65 U.S. commercial PV installations.

The 122,200-square-foot PV array built with 4,160 panels,
is the state’s largest such photovoltaic array. The system is expected to
generate approximately 1,114,943 kWh of clean electricity annually, the
equivalent of reducing 769 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), eliminating the
emissions of 151 cars or powering 96 homes yearly.

This Canton installation represents the 20th completed
solar energy project for IKEA in the United States, with 19 more locations
underway, making the eventual U.S. solar presence of IKEA nearly 89 percent
with a total generation of 38 MW.

This investment by IKEA reinforces
the company’s long-term commitment to sustainability and confidence in
photovoltaic (PV) technology. IKEA contracted

“We are thrilled at how this solar energy system furthers
our commitment to sustainability at IKEA Canton. IKEA has a never-ending job
where most things remain to be done that encourages us always to ask ourselves
how we can improve what we do today for a better tomorrow. We appreciate the
support of the Canton Township, Detroit Edison and SoCore Energy, our partners
in this project,” said Anton van Dongen, store manager.

REC Solar powers IKEA solar energy system at Orlando Store

IKEA recently commissioned a solar energy system
installed atop its store in Orlando, Florida. This installation represents the
18th completed solar energy project for IKEA in the United States. The system
will provide clean energy for the store.

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