IKEA, the Swedish furniture retailer, announced to widen its home rooftop solar panel sales from the U.K. to eight new nations including the Netherlands and Switzerland.
On the eve of U.N. Climate Summit in New York, Peter Agnefjall, IKEA Chief Executive, described the determination as the company’s purpose to make sustainability as affordable and attractive to people as they can.
IKEA said it “will expand our offer of residential solar panels, sold in our British stores since 2013, in partnership with the Hanergy Holdling Group Ltd.’s British unit,” reported Reuters. The solar panel sales would expand to Netherlands and Switzerland in 2014, and would widen to six more nations which were not yet named within next 18 months.
Through collaboration with Hanergy, IKEA will introduce residential thin film solar solution to their customers.
IKEA has been committed to become greener. It promises to invest US$1.5 billion in wind and solar power installations for its own stores and operations, and plans to go completely renewable by 2020.