Currently IKEA powers 39 out of 44 locations with solar power. Their recent installation required 4,704 panels to generate 1,701,000 kWh per year (enough to power 180 homes). I know IKEA offers nice quality stuff at very affordable prices. Perhaps cheap energy is helping keep their costs low. Maybe other companies should join the solar plunge
The IKEA details below were pulled from Justmeans.com
Last spring, IKEA completed solar installations on almost 90 percent of its buildings in the U.S. (39 out of 44 locations). IKEA owns and operates all of the solar power systems and has allocated $1.8 billion globally to invest in renewable energy research through 2015. The company has installed over 300,000 solar panels on buildings around the world, and owns or operates about 137 wind turbines in Europe. IKEA’s goal is to be 100 percent renewable by 2020 , or producing as much renewable energy as consumed by its stores and plants.