Furniture company partners with Gehrlicher Solar America Corp. for project in Mass.
IKEA has contracted with
Gehrlicher Solar America Corp
. to increase the solar array on its store in Stoughton, Mass.
The new panels will be installed beginning next spring and are expected to be completed by next summer. They will go on top of the store’s recently-begun 58,575ft2 expansion.
The 51,516-square-foot solar addition will consist of a 312kW system, built with 1,248 panels, and will produce 383,200kWh more of electricity annually for the store. Including the existing system, IKEA Stoughton’s total 902.8kW solar installation of 5,468 panels will generate 1,078,200kWh of clean electricity yearly, the equivalent of reducing 761 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), eliminating the emissions of 158 cars or powering 105 homes.