IKEA says it plans to increase the solar array atop its store in Centennial, Colo., with construction to begin in July. REC Solar Inc. will perform the system design and installation.
The planned installation will add 2,492 PV panels, bringing the total to 4,704 with a capacity of just over 1.1 MW. IKEA says the system is expected to generate 1.7 GWh of electricity per year.
In May, IKEA achieved its goal of completing solar installations atop nearly 90% of its U.S. buildings, representing 39 out of 44 locations.