International Furniture and Home Goods Giant IKEA has taken positive action towards running 100% on renewable energy.
With their recent completion of installing 1.28MW rooftop solar system in St. Louis, Missouri, they will be able to produce enough electricity to power many homes.
With an array consisting of 4,085 panels, this project is the largest of its kind in the state and marks the 42nd US based solar project for IKEA. This project brings the company to a nearly 90% solar installation rate in the US and on track to reach their goal of running 100% renewable energy by 2020.
IKEA has stated that they have allocated over $2.1 billion to globally invest in their facilities up to 2020. This includes their current plan of installing rooftop solar systems on their warehouses and stores on the east coast, totaling 3.9MW.
American superstore Walmart’s crusade to be 100% supplied by renewable energy is paying off. They are currently the number one commercial solar energy user in the US and aim to double their total number of on-site solar energy projects by 2020, at both their retail outlets and their distribution centers.
The list goes on including: Kohls, Ring’s End, Ford, Target, Walgreens, Whole Foods, REI, Macy’s, Johnson & Johnson, General Motors, Bed Bath and Beyond, Verizon and many more with more companies converting to renewable energy each day.