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IKEA to install Tennessee's largest solar rooftop array in Memphis

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

IKEA, set to open in Memphis in the fall of 2016, has announced plans to install a solar energy system atop the new store. It'll be the largest rooftop solar array in Tennessee.

IKEA is the world's leading home furnishing retailer. The furniture store in Memphis will be 271,000 square foot, will include 800 parking spaces and built on 35 acres off of Interstate 40 near Germantown Parkway. 

The store’s 250,675-square-foot solar array will consist of a 1.46 MW system, built with 4,424 panels, and will produce approximately 2,000,000 kWh of electricity annually for the store, 

“We are excited about furthering our sustainability commitment with solar panels on the future Memphis store,” IKEA U.S. president Lars Peterson said. “At IKEA, we have a mission to create a better everyday life for the many, and IKEA Memphis can add to this goal with Tennessee’s largest rooftop solar array.”

This installation will represent the 44th solar project for IKEA in the United States.

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