IKEA UK announced to offer its customers with a new IKEA brand “Solar Shops” as part of the company’s target to help people live more sustainable lives by affordable products. IKEA UK has selected Solarcentury as the business partner to provide solar expertise and installation services.
A research says approximately 33% of UK homeowners would like to install solar panels for their homes. The key factor influencing decisions being the desire to cut your electricity bills (60%), with statistics suggesting the average UK homeowner could save up to 50% on their electricity bills. To supply the homeowners with affordable solar products, IKEA UK establishes “Solar Shops” in three major stores across the country – in the future, IKEA UK plans to sell solar panels in all stores by the end of this summer.
Joanna Yarrow, Head of Sustainability at IKEA UK and Ireland, said, “At IKEA we believe that renewable energy is undoubtedly the power of the future. We’re already using solar power across our operations, and it’s exciting to be able to help households tap into this wonderful source of clean energy.”
As the company believes that its customers want to live more sustainably, IKEA UK selects Solarcentury as the installing supporter for the homeowners who are like to install solar panels for their homes.
“Evidence shows that installing solar panels enables households to save up to 50% on their electricity bills, and with our new solar panel offer we hope to encourage more and more people to embrace solar energy for their homes,” stated Yarrow. “Despite the challenging UK renewable energy policy situation, we want to turn solar into an essential part of any home and believe our new ‘Solar Shops’ will be a major milestone in making this happen.”
Susannah Wood, Head of Residential Solar at Solarcentury commented, “Solar is now a mature, tried and tested technology that is being deployed the world over, and we want IKEA customers to be able to join this energy revolution with confidence and ease.”
The “Solar Shops” will launch on April 25 2016 in Glasgow, Birmingham, and Lakeside (Thurrock) and online followed by the Manchester and Southampton stores in May, then all other stores by the end of the 2016 (excluding Order and Collection Points).