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IKEA Plugs-in South Florida’s Largest Solar Energy System

Becomes State’s Largest Non-Utility Solar Owner, as Company Reaches 80% Solar Presence on Its U.S. Locations

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IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its South Florida store in the City of Sunrise – which will be the largest solar installation in South Florida and, when combined with IKEA projects already completed atop stores in Orlando and Tampa, will make IKEA the state’s largest non-utility solar owner. The 101,774-square-foot PV array consists of a 1,057-kW system, built with 4,368 panels. IKEA Sunrise’s program will produce approximately 1,554,600 kWh of clean electricity annually, the equivalent of reducing 1,181 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), eliminating the emissions of 210 cars or powering 134 homes yearly (calculating clean energy equivalents, according to EPA calculations.

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