July 2012 - IKEA has plugged in four rooftop solar arrays on its retail locations in four different states: Florida, Michigan, Texas and Virginia. Two of the operational solar systems — in Michigan and Virginia — are the largest solar arrays in each system's respective state.
The solar system located on the retail chain's Canton, Michigan location consists of 977.6 kilowatts (kW) of solar capacity and will produce roughly 1.1 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually. The solar system installed on IKEA's Woodbridge, Virginia location consists of 504 kW of solar capacity that will produce approximately 636,199 kWh of electricity annually. The solar system on the Tampa, Florida store consists of 1,189 kW of solar capacity, and the Houston, Texas store now possesses an 813 kW solar array.
In total, IKEA operates twenty-two solar power systems at its U.S. retail locations and has seventeen more solar systems in development. When completed, the company will have installed 38 megawatts of solar capacity.
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Virginia's Largest Solar Array Now Plugged-in Atop IKEA Store