Ikea and Hanergy team up in on-site solar strategy

Ikea Group is working with Hanergy Holdings Group Co Ltd on a grid-connected on-site solar power generation project that encompasses all of the Ikea stores in China.

The partnership will also expand to the global market. Starting this month, the Chinese solar company will sell solar power generation equipment to Ikea's customers in the United Kingdom.

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According to the Swedish home furniture giant, the thin-film photovoltaic panels already installed on the rooftops of five Ikea stores in Beijing, Shenzhen, Dalian, Nanjing and Shenyang, once put into operation, will provide 10 to 15 per cent of all the electricity needed to run the stores.

Angela Zhu, retail manager of Ikea China. "The project will help achieve our target of using 100 percent renewable energy to power our buildings."

The solar panels will soon be installed in Ikea's 15 stores in China, including the company's distribution centre.

The Ikea Beijing store already possesses rooftop installations with an installed capacity of 416.24 kW, generating about 452,000 kWh every year, which translates into an annual reduction of carbon dioxide emission by about 426 tons.

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