Ikea Expands Solar Panels
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, June 9, 2011
CONSHOHOCKEN, PA. - Continuing its greener push, Ikea plans to install solar PV systems on six additional locations in the Eastern U.S.
Panels will be installed at Ikea's Baltimore and College Park, Md.-based stores as well as atop the Cincinnati-area store in West Chester, Ohio. The two Philadelphia-area Ikea stores also will receive solar panels as will the Ikea North America service office here.
Ikea already has solar energy systems in: Brooklyn, N.Y.; Burbank, Calif.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Tejon, Calif. (distribution center) and Tempe, Ariz.; solar water heating systems in Charlotte, N.C.; Draper, Utah; Orlando, Fla.; and Tampa, Fla.
Other solar energy systems currently being installed include six locations in California and two on the East coast. A solar energy system and a geothermal system have been incorporated into the Denver- area store opening this year in Centennial, Co.