IKEA turns on Georgia’s largest private solar rooftop array

Ikea's Savanah, Ga., distribution center now sports the largest solar array in the state.

IKEA's Savanah, Ga., distribution center now sports the largest solar array in the state. 

IKEA on Tuesday flipped the switch on a solar energy system at its distribution center near Savannah, Ga.

The project represents the state’s largest private solar rooftop array.

The 182,300-square-foot photovoltaic array has a 1,458.2-kW system built with 6,076 panels. It will produce about 1,973,562 kWh of clean electricity annually, the equivalent of reducing 1,361 tons of carbon dioxide, eliminating the emissions of 267 cars or powering 170 homes yearly, IKEA said.

In July, the Swedish retailer turned on a 129,400-square-foot solar energy system at its Atlanta store at Atlantic Station.

IKEA in July became the largest solar owner in Texas and powered up a 2,000-panel array on its Portland store in March.

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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