IKEA switches on 2,300-panel solar project

Published On September 23, 2011 | By Rob Arias | News & Commentary, Planning & Development

Furniture retail giant IKEA officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its East Bay store in Emeryville, California, yesterday. The 68,000-square-foot PV array consists of a 538-kW system, built with approximately 2,394 panels. IKEA Emeryville’s program will produce approximately 760,300 kWh of clean electricity annually, the equivalent of reducing 578 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), eliminating the emissions of 103 cars or powering 64 homes yearly … | BrighterEnergy.org »

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is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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