Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 14:38
Ikea selling solar panels in NL next month
IKEA will sell rooftop solar paneling and installation service in their Dutch stores, beginning with the Haarlem location on October 28. The world's largest furniture retailer plans to roll out the new product in all Netherlands locations by next summer. Swedish firm IKEA is working with Chinese manufacture Hanergy Holding Group Ltd to bring the low-priced panels direct to customers. "We are determined to make sustainability both affordable and attractive to as many people as possible," IKEA Chief Executive Peter Agnefjall said in a statement on the eve of the U.N. climate summit in New York. IKEA also said it was making "strong progress" in its goal of widely using renewable energy in all of its stores by 2020, committing to invest $1.5 billion in wind and solar power. The announcement comes on the heels of the IKEA solar power panel product launch in the UK in September of 2014. In total, retail stores in nine different countries will receive the project over the next 18 months, according to Reuters. The only other country confirmed so far is Switzerland.