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Published on July 17th, 2012 | by Adam Johnston

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IKEA Plugs in Largest Solar Energy System in Michigan

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July 17th, 2012 by
 
 
Swedish furniture heavyweight IKEA has plugged yet again into solar energy, this time with Michigan’s largest solar system to date, located on its Canton, Michigan store, near Detroit.

The new system consists of 122,200 square feet, made up of 4,160 solar panels.

The Canton store’s solar PV system is the 20th solar project for IKEA in the US, while another 19 locations are in the planning stages, the release said. The new solar array will  produce 1,114,943 kilo watt hours (kWh) annually, taking out 769 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

IKEA also chose to team with SoCore, one of the largest solar developers in the Midwestern USA, to help build the project for the Detroit-area store.

The recent development for the Canton, Michigan store has manager Anton von Dongen really excited.

“We are thrilled at how this solar energy system furthers our commitment to sustainability at IKEA Canton.”

“IKEA has a never-ending job where most things remain to be done that encourages us always to ask ourselves how we can improve what we do today for a better tomorrow,” he said in the statement.

Source: Business Wire
Photo Credit: Canada Newswire

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is a University of Winnipeg graduate who received a three-year B.A. with a combined major in Economics and Rhetoric, Writing & Communications. Adam is currently attempting to become a freelance social media coordinator. His eventual goal is to be a cleantech policy analyst, and is currently sharpening his skills as a renewable energy writer. Adam is also working on a book on cleantech and how to relate it to a broader audience. You can follow him on Twitter @adamjohnstonwpg or at www.adammjohnston.wordpress.com.



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    Ikea is one heck of a company, but I want to know who else is taking advantage of the benefits of solar. Hm?

    • Bob_Wallace

      And I’m thinking that you should consider buying some ad space rather than trying to rip off the site.

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