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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

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 expected to be completed the Professional Development Certificate in Renewable Energy from the University of Toronto by December 2017. Adam recently completed his Social Media Certificate from Algonquin College Continuing & Online Learning. Adam also graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a three-year B.A. combined major in Economics and Rhetoric, Writing & Communications in 2011. Adam also owns a part time tax preparation business. He also started up recently Salay Consulting and Social Media services, a part time business which provides cleantech writing, analysis, and social media services. His eventual goal is to be a cleantech policy analyst. You can follow him on Twitter @adamjohnstonwpg or his business www.salayconsultiing.com.



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