IKEA, SunPower Launch Home Solar Offering in California, USA

IKEA, SunPower Launch Home Solar Offering in California, USA

Global furniture store owner IKEA US has teamed up with SunPower, a  solar technology and energy services provider, to make home solar energy solutions easier to access in select California locations.

The official statement of IKEA held that members of the IKEA family customer loyalty program will be able to purchase home solar solutions, available through SunPower, to generate and store their own renewable energy and live more sustainably.

SunPower claims to be a leading solar, storage and energy services provider in North America. The company offers solar plus storage solutions.

Javier Quiñones, CEO & Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA USA, said, “Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people, and we believe those lives are truly better when they are lived sustainably. We are delighted to join the list of global IKEA markets that provide access to home solar and energy solutions, and we will continue to collaborate with our partners to showcase offerings that have a positive impact on people and our planet.”

IKEA said that customers can learn more about the home solar offering in IKEA California stores and online, and then work directly with SunPower to access solar energy packages developed specifically for IKEA family loyalty members. The four packages include various combinations of solar, energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging.

Peter Faricy, SunPower CEO, said, “To power more homes with clean, reliable and affordable energy, we need to make the process of switching to renewables convenient and easy. We’re proud IKEA selected SunPower to bring the many benefits of solar to its customers, and we look forward to making their energy transition seamless. There has truly never been a better time to go solar.”

Today, IKEA also makes home solar and energy services accessible in Australia and 10 markets in Europe including Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and Portugal. It has installed rooftop solar arrays on 90 percent of IKEA US locations.

Ingka Group, a strategic partner in the IKEA franchise system, has invested in two solar parks with 403-megawatt capacity in Utah and Texas and two wind farms producing 859 million kWh of energy in Illinois and Texas.

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