IKEA is planning a 1.28 MW rooftop solar photovoltaic system for its new retail location in St. Louis, scheduled to open in the fall.
The 259,000 square-foot solar array will incorporate 4,085 panels that are expected to produce approximately 1.78 GWh of electricity annually for the store. Inovateus Solar LLC has been contracted to perform the installation, which will begin this spring.
The St. Louis installation will represent the 42nd solar project for IKEA in the U.S. The company has solar on nearly 90% of its U.S. locations. IKEA owns and operates each of its solar PV energy systems.