San Diego -- Ikea said Tuesday that it has officially powered up its solar energy installation at its 198,000-sq.-ft. store in San Diego.
The 30,000-sq.-ft. array consists of a 252-kW system, built with approximately 1,120 panels. It will produce approximately 366,400 kWh of clean electricity annually, the equivalent of reducing 290 tons of carbon dioxide, eliminating the emissions of 50 cars or powering 32 homes yearly.
This latest installation represents the 10th completed solar energy project for Ikea in the United States. Additional installations currently are underway at two other locations in California as well as eight more in the Eastern United States.
For the development, design and installation of the customized solar power system, Ikea contracted with Gloria Solar, the U.S. operating group focused on the photovoltaic business within the family of E-Ton Solar Group.
Ikea’s San Diego location opened in September 2000.