Ikea commits to sun, wind — energy independence by 2020

Oct 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Clean energy, Energy, Renewables

As more U.S. businesses embrace renewable energy, IKEA plans to announce Tuesday that it will rely on the sun and the wind to produce all the power it uses at its stores and buildings by 2020.

Ikea’s rooftop solar panels in New Haven.

“Each roof is a power station in the making,” says Steve Howard, Ikea Group’s chief sustainability officer, adding that the United States has “fantastic sun … as good as anywhere in the world.” Ikea already has solar panels atop 34 of its 38 U.S. stores and distribution centers.

For more on this story, visit: Ikea uses sun, wind to become energy independent | USA Today.

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