IKEA Introduces Energy System in Pittsburgh
July 19, 2012
Deft, Netherlands-based IKEA has introduced a new solar energy system at its Pittsburgh-area store in Robinson Township, Pa. The 86,800-sq.-ft. PV array consists of a 694-kilowatt system, built with 2,884 panels. IKEA Pittsburgh's program will produce approximately 852,200 kilowatt hours of clean electricity annually, the equivalent of reducing 648 tons of carbon dioxide, eliminating the emissions of 115 cars or powering 73 homes yearly. Including this Pittsburgh system, IKEA operates 22 solar energy projects in the United States, with 17 more locations underway, making the eventual U.S. solar presence of IKEA nearly 89 percent with a total generation of 38 megawatts.