REC Solar completes 646-kW solar array at new Southern California IKEA

By Kelly Pickerel IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it has plugged-in a solar panel array atop the new IKEA Burbank, a larger, roomier store that opened in February in Burbank, California, less than one mile away from what was the company’s oldest store in the Western United States.
The new Burbank store’s 71,000-square-foot solar array consists of a 646-kW system, built with 1,872 panels, and will produce approximately 1,033,000 kWh of electricity annually for the store, the equivalent of reducing 726 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).
For the development, design and installation of the new store’s solar power system, IKEA selected

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