Ikea powers up 1.46-MW solar array at Georgia distribution hub
Oct 9, 2012 - Ikea today commissioned a 1.46-MW rooftop photovoltaic (PV) facility at its distribution centre in the state of Georgia, the Swedish home furnishing retailer said.
Gehrlicher Solar America Corp, a unit of German PV project developer Gehrlicher AG, designed and installed the solar system for Ikea, which owns and operates the installation, at the distribution centre near Savannah. The solar array, which consists of 6,076 panels, is to have an annual output of around 1.97 GWh, offsetting 1,361 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
The solar facility is the 34th installation completed for Ikea in the US, with the company already developing five other locations, bringing Ikea's installed solar capacity at US sites to 38 MW.
The Swedish firm has earmarked EUR 590 million (USD 763m) for global investment in renewable energy, with a focus on solar and wind power over the next three years.