IKEA continues to make its stores more sustainable. The company has connected a 1,063kW PV system at its store in Paramus, New Jersey to the grid. The system is 132,000 square feet in size and utilizes 4,620 PV panels. This is Ikea’s 17th solar power installation in the US.
Ikea does not have any PPAs but operates every store’s system itself. Just like with former projects, REC Solar was responsible for the design, development and installation of the system.
“The installation of solar panels at IKEA Paramus is another way we can build upon our ongoing commitment to sustainability,” said Lars Otteson, Paramus’ store manager. “At IKEA, we believe in being a good business while doing good business and investing in renewable energy accomplishes both of those goals. We appreciate the support from Paramus officials, PSE&G, and REC Solar, our partners in this project.”