IKEA adds solar to Alberta stores - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  August 24, 2018

IKEA adds solar to Alberta stores

IKEA Canada announced on August 23 that as part of its long-standing commitment to renewable energy, solar panels are being installed on its stores in Edmonton and Calgary. Both systems are expected to be operational by the end of the year.

A statement from the company said, "At a capacity of 840 kilowatts, the IKEA Edmonton system will be one of the largest commercial rooftop solar systems in the city, with 2,905 panels and expected production of 1180 megawatt hours (MWh), making it among the most productive systems owned by IKEA Canada." The Calgary store, at 660 kilowatts, "will feature 2,240 panels and expected production of 1000 MWh, offsetting approximately 744 tonnes of C02 emissions per year." 

"IKEA is committed to operating our business within the natural limits of the planet – and to enable our customers to do the same," said Brendan Seale, head of sustainability for IKEA Canada. "These investments support our objectives to manage energy costs effectively, reduce our emissions, and achieve energy independence by 2020." Once operational, the solar installations will reduce the company’s annual energy use in Alberta by approximately 25%. IKEA Canada partnered with Energy Efficiency Alberta to finance the two solar projects. 

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