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IKEA turns on 538 kW solar PV system at Californian store

IKEA has officially plugged-in a 539 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at its East Bay store in Emeryville, California, USA.

By Kari Williamson

The solar PV array consists of 2394 solar panels covering an area of around 68,000 ft2, and is expecte to produce 760.3 MWh annually.

The solar PV modules were delivered by Gloria Solar, part of the E-Ton Solar Group.

Patrick Choa, IKEA Emeryville Store Manager, says: “IKEA has a never-ending job where most things still remain to be done. We constantly ask ourselves how we can improve what we do today for a better tomorrow. We appreciate the support of the City of Emeryville, PG&E and Gloria Solar, our partners in this project.”

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