Published on July 17th, 2012 | by Adam Johnston3
IKEA Plugs in Largest Solar Energy System in Michigan
July 17th, 2012 by Adam Johnston
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.
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