Brooklyn IKEA Installs Solar Panels
The Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA has announced that their Brooklyn store now has a total solar energy system installed on the roof which is now commissioned, completely functioning and even certified by the electric utility Con Edison as well as officials in the city.
Largest in the City
Spokesmen for the company described the solar system as one of the largest commercial rooftop solar installations in all of the five boroughs of New York. The 1,104 panels take up 19,000 square feet of rooftop space producing 200 kilowatts of power.
Expect Enormous Savings
The press release of IKEA explained that the solar system will create an estimated 240,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable electricity each year for the store. The announcement continues to boast that this is “the equivalent of reducing 365,615 pounds of carbon dioxide, eliminating the emissions of 32 cars or providing electricity for 20 homes yearly.”