IKEA completes Missouri rooftop solar project

IKEA has completed the largest rooftop solar installation in Missouri, US. More than 4,000 panels, with a total capacity of 1.28MW, have been installed in its new store. The project […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

IKEA has completed the largest rooftop solar installation in Missouri, US.

More than 4,000 panels, with a total capacity of 1.28MW, have been installed in its new store.

The project is expected to generate around 1.7 million kWh of electricity and cut more than 1,200 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.

That’s equivalent to the emissions of 258 cars or powering around 169 homes yearly.

John Achillea, Store Manager at IKEA said: “Installing the solar panels is another exciting and sustainable step in the progress towards opening the future IKEA St. Louis. IKEA strives to create a sustainable life for communities where we operate and IKEA St. Louis can add to this goal with Missouri’s largest rooftop solar array.”

It is the 42nd solar project for IKEA in the US, taking the total generating capacity in the country to 40MW.