Ikea goes solar

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REC Systems Germany GmbH has installed two PV systems for Ikea in Germany. The first, located on the rooftop of the Swedish company’s Regensburg store, covers an area of 14,000 square meters and produces 449,000 kilowatt-hrs (kWh) of solar energy. It was connected to the grid at the end of last September.

The second installation, which covers 4,300 square meters and produces 149,000 kWh, is set atop an Ikea store in Freiburg. It was connected to the grid in December.

"We will use the solar power produced for our lighting department, and furniture exhibition, as well as for the customer restaurant," explained Michael Armin, head, expansion, Ikea Germany.

Goldbeck Solar, a construction company focusing on industrial rooftop and ground mounted PV installations, partnered with REC as sub-contractor on the German Ikea projects.

Currently, REC is also providing modules for three U.S. projects for Ikea: two stores on the East Coast, and a Southern California distribution center that, when completed, will reportedly be the second largest single-roof commercial system in the state. A Colorado site was also recently announced.

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