Originally published on Planetsave.com.
Reinforcing its long-term commitment to sustainability and confidence in solar technology, IKEA officially plugged-in the largest rooftop solar array in Kansas. The huge solar array will support the recently opened 359,000 square-foot IKEA Merriam and its 1,200 parking spaces soaking up the rays on 19 acres along the eastern side of I-35 eight miles southwest of Kansas City, Missouri.
The 92,000-square-foot solar array will produce approximately 986,800 kWh of electricity annually, consists of 2,394 solar panels, and includes a 730.17-kW DC system. Using the EPA CleanEnergy Calculator, this is equal to offsetting 680 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually. Put another way, it equals offsetting CO2 emissions of 143 cars a year, or annually providing electricity for 94 homes yearly.