Home furnishings retailer IKEA has inaugurated a 2.67 MW rooftop PV array at its distribution center in Perryville, Md. The 768,972 square-foot PV array, built with 18,576 panels, is currently the state's largest rooftop system, according to the company.
This installation represents the 36th completed solar project for IKEA in the U.S., with three more locations underway, making the eventual U.S. solar presence of IKEA nearly 90% of its U.S. locations with a total generation of 38 MW. IKEA owns and operates each of its solar PV energy systems atop its buildings and globally has allocated $1.8 billion to invest in renewable energy through 2015.
For the development, design and installation of the Perryville distribution center's customized solar power system, IKEA contracted with Inovateus Solar LLC.