IKEA Advances Renewable Energy Focus with Tempe Project

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IKEA is installing a 990 kW PV array at its Tempe, Australia store.

IKEA Advances Renewable Energy Focus with Tempe Project

 Swedish retail giant IKEA has committed to using only renewable energy by 2020, and solar photovoltaic installations are a key component of the company’s strategy.

The company’s store in the Sydney suburb of Tempe will be the largest single-roof PV project in Australia, though it’s a shade smaller than the 1.2-megawatt installation at the University of Queensland, which is installed on several roofs.

UK firm Kingspan Energy has been contracted to handle the installation of nearly 4000 Yingli polycrystalline solar photovoltaic modules, 43 SMA Sunny TriPower inverters, and a Schletter mounting system. The company says the installation will be complete in mid-September.

Kingspan has previously completed major solar PV installations for Jaguar and Aldi, among others.

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