Case Study


“At IKEA, we have a mission to create a better everyday life for the many, so we are excited about furthering our sustainability commitment and contributing to a low-carbon society with solar panels on nearly 90% of our U.S. locations.”

Lars Peterson, IKEA U.S. President

The Scenario

IKEA is a Swedish home furnishings company with a deep respect for nature. To minimize its impact on the environment, IKEA committed to using solar energy to reduce carbon emissions from its facilities. 

The Solution

In support of IKEA’s commitment to solar, REC Solar designed, engineered and built solar electric systems at 26 IKEA facilities in 15 states. These projects included both retrofits of existing IKEA stores (and a distribution center) as well as solar projects added to newly constructed buildings. 

In addition to project design and construction, REC Solar provides complete operations and maintenance for all of the systems. Our monitoring and service teams observe production across all systems, identify issues and troubleshoot to find ways to improve system performance. 



26 project sites in Texas, Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin, Indiana, California, Ohio, Washington, Massachusetts, Utah, Pennsylvania, Oregon, New Jersey, Maryland, Colorado

Project Type

Rooftop solar

Project Size

28.34 MW DC total

Estimated Annual Production

42,540,000,000 kWh