IKEA Announced a New Partnership with a Solar Panel Company
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Coming this fall, California homeowners that are IKEA Family members will have a new way to go solar. As part of the company’s multi-part initiative to strengthen their sustainability efforts and promote eco-friendly products and solutions worldwide, they’re launching residential solar panels that loyal IKEA shoppers can snag for their own homes.
The offering comes as part of a partnership with SunPower, a residential solar technology and energy services provider with more than 35 years in the solar energy business. So far, the launch will allow members of the IKEA Family customer loyalty program in select California markets to shop home solar solutions. SunPower will work directly with customers to design and install a complete solar energy system for their home.
In a press release announcing the launch, Javier Quiñones, CEO & Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA U.S. said: “At IKEA, we’re passionate about helping our customers live a more sustainable life at home. We’re proud to collaborate with SunPower to bring this service to the U.S. and enable our customers to make individual choices aimed at reducing their overall climate footprint. The launch of Home Solar with IKEA will allow more people to take greater control of their energy needs, and our goal is to offer the clean energy service at additional IKEA locations in the future.”
The panels will include SunPower’s comprehensive warranty, which covers everything from panels and racking to monitoring hardware and storage, offering buyers complete peace of mind with their new purchase.
Ahead of the U.S. launch, California residents can sign up for the IKEA Family customer loyalty program here (it’s free!). The Financial Post reported that as of last August, IKEA had begun selling solar panels across 11 markets, giving buyers the ability to track their own production in the IKEA app and sell back surplus electricity.
In a statement, the company emphasized their commitment to being “climate positive,” noting: “We want to make electricity from sustainable sources more accessible and affordable for all. IKEA wants to build the biggest renewable energy movement together with co-workers, customers and partners around the world, to help tackle climate change together.” Here’s hoping customers throughout the U.S. will be able to join in soon as well.