FISHERS, IN.–( eSolarEnergyNews )–IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to install solar panels atop its future Indianapolis-area store opening Fall 2017 in Fishers, IN. Panel installation will begin later this spring, with completion expected this summer for what will be the largest retail solar rooftop in the State of Indiana. The Fishers store’s 219,000-square-foot solar array will consist of a 1.34 MW system, built with 3,888 panels, and will produce approximately 1,752,845 kWh of electricity annually for the store, the equivalent of reducing 1,358 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) – equal to the emissions of 260 cars or providing electricity for 182 homes yearly (calculating clean energy equivalents at www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator). For the development, design and installation of the new store’s solar power system, IKEA selected REC Solar, a national leader in solar electric design and installation with more than 580 systems built across the U.S. Pepper Construction is building the store that will reflect the same unique architectural design for which IKEA stores are known worldwide. “We are excited about furthering our sustainability commitment and contributing to a low-carbon society with solar panels on this Indianapolis-area store,” said Lars Petersson, IKEA U.S. president. “At IKEA, […]

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