IKEA: Rooftop solar project for Kansas facility reaches operation

 IKEA: Rooftop solar project for Kansas facility reaches operation

IKEA's rooftop solar system atop the recently opened facility in Merriam, Kansas is now operational. The 92,000-square-foot solar array consists of a 730.17-kW system, and is comprised of 2,394 panels. Additionally, the system is expected to offset 680 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

IKEA contracted with SoCore Energy, a subsidiary of Edison International, for the development, design and installation of the store’s solar power system. The installation represents the 41st solar project for IKEA in the U.S, contributing to IKEA's solar presence atop nearly 90 percent of its U.S. locations, and is consistent with the company’s goal of being energy independent by 2020. Additionally, the company has allocated $1.8 billion to invest in renewable energy through 2015.

The store represents the second U.S. store, for IKEA, with a geothermal component to its heating and cooling system. Denver-area IKEA Centennial opened with geothermal in 2011.

Subscribe to the Power Engineering enewsletter

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...