Behind IKEA's coast-to-coast push for solar

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When IKEA was building its store in Centennial, Colo., it wanted to add solar panels. Without any idea of how much energy the building would use, it went with a conservative installation.

Two years later, those 2,212 panels have proven effective at keeping energy costs down with room to spare, so IKEA is doubling the size of the rooftop solar installation.

"It was a very simple decision," said Joseph Roth, an IKEA spokesperson, "It's working well, and we have room to do more."

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