Business… Powered by the Sun

May 11th, 2012 |
When it comes to design prowess, operational efficiency and cost control, perhaps no company stands out more than IKEA. So when the world’s leading furniture retailer came to REC Solar looking to partner in the company’s long-term commitment to sustainability, we gladly stepped up to the opportunity. The result was installing expansive solar power installations on the rooftops of IKEA locations around the country.

“I can’t think of a better-suited partner for REC Solar than IKEA,” said Ben Collinwood Director of National Accounts at REC Solar. “They explained their ambitious goals to our team, and we have created a series of custom 1+MW systems that take advantage of their substantial rooftops. Their investment will save IKEA a significant amount in electricity costs over the coming years.”

IKEA’s latest 132,000-square-foot PV array in consists of a 1,063-kW system, built with 4,620 panels. It will produce approximately 1,359,100 kWh of clean electricity annually, the equivalent of reducing 1,033 tons of carbon dioxide, eliminating the emissions of 184 cars or powering 117 homes yearly.

IKEA is just one of many exciting commercial solar installations REC Solar has been working on recently. “We have vast experience with helping every size business seize the power of the sun,” says Collinwood. “What we did for IKEA, we can do for any company—helping their commitment to environmental sustainability while permanently reducing energy costs.”

To learn more about our recent commercial installations and other exciting REC Solar news, visit our Press page. And if you missed it, be sure to check out our webinar on the risks and rewards of going solar in retail, which also features IKEA.


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