IKEA powers-up three solar energy systems in Philadelphia

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IKEA powers-up three solar energy systems in Philadelphia

Greentech Lead America: IKEA, a home furnishings
retailer, has plugged-in solar energy systems installed at its two
Philadelphia-area stores (in Conshohocken and South Philadelphia) and atop its
U.S. Service Office in Conshohocken.

With these installations, IKEA completes total 29 U.S.
solar energy projects. IKEA has plans to install solar systems at 10 more
locations, making the eventual U.S. solar presence of IKEA nearly 89 percent
with a total generation of 38 MW.

Globally, IKEA has allocated EUR590 million to invest in
renewable energy, focusing on solar and wind during the coming three years.
More than 250,000 solar panels have been installed on IKEA stores and buildings
across the world. The company also owns and/or operates approximately 110 wind
turbines in Europe.

IKEA has partnered with Gehrlicher Solar America, part of
Gehrlicher AG, to develop and design the three installations.

The combined three Philadelphia solar projects have a
capacity to generate 2,208 kW of clean energy. At Conshohocken, PA store, IKEA
installed a 1,142.4 kW system which utilizes 4,760 panels. The system generates
1,366,310 kWh annually equivalent of reducing 942 tons of CO2.

The 57.1 kW system installed at U.S. Service Office in
Conshohocken consists of 238 panels, generating 66,980 kWh per year. The system
is expected to offset 46 tons of CO2.

Philadelphia, PA store’s 1,008 kW solar system’s 4,200
panels will produce 1,220,700 kWh per year, the equivalent of
reducing 842 tons of CO2.

IKEA commissions roof top solar energy system at Atlanta store

Recently, IKEA plugged-in the solar energy system
installed at its store in Atlanta, Georgia. The 1,034.9-kW system consists of
4,312 solar panels. The system is expected to produce approximately 1,416,502
kWh of clean electricity annually, the equivalent of reducing 977 tons of
carbon dioxide (CO2).

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