IKEA Completes 1.21-MW Rooftop Solar Array at Columbus Store

IKEA Completes 1.21-MW Rooftop Solar Array at Columbus Store

Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA announced on March 28 that a 1.21-MW solar array, built with 3,546 panels, has been completed atop its future Columbus store, which will open this coming summer. The retailer claims that the system will be among the largest solar rooftops in Ohio, just as is the Cincinnati-area one.

Dunkin’ Donuts, Eversource, National Grid Develop Energy Program

Dunkin’ Brands Group – the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee shops and Baskin-Robbins ice cream shops – Eversource and National Grid have developed the Dunkin’ Brands Energy Management Program. The companies are cooperating to identify energy efficiency operations at Dunkin’ franchises locations within the … Read more…

New York Moves to Update Its Grid

New York Moves to Update Its Grid

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has released a five-year timeline for reshaping the state’s grid. “The Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap,” according to The Times Union, is part of the state’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) program. Grids today are one-way affairs in which a … Read more…

IKEA Clinches Second Canadian Wind Farm

Multinational home furnishings retailer IKEA has clinched a deal with TransAlta and Teck Resources to buy a wind farm located near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, for a price of $119.6 million, according to a January 26 report by local broadcaster CBC News-Calgary.

IKEA Deploys Fourth Fuel Cell

IKEA Deploys Fourth Fuel Cell

Furniture retailer IKEA has installed a fourth biogas-powered fuel cell in a California store, according to the company. The installation was at its San Diego location. All the stores also have solar arrays. Combined, IKEA will generate 1.5 MW of energy via the cells. A … Read more…

Energy Projects and Small Businesses: An Improving — But Still Imperfect — Fit

One of the surest signs that a new technology or set of technologies is taking hold is increased use by small businesses. These organizations generally lack the manpower and budgets to take a step unless it is straight forward, cost-effective and almost sure to work. … Read more…

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