IKEA to sell solar panels to Americans
Ikea shoppers will be able to buy solar panels at US stores starting this fall. In a press statement, Ikea said that the new product comes under their partnership with SunPower, a California-based company that sells and installs solar power. Through this partnership, Ikea will be able to extend its green footprint.
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Among the product line sold by Ikea is a home solar kit “Home Solar,” which will be available to IKEA’s loyalty program members. Through this kit, the loyalty program members will have a chance to generate their own power and even store it.
Javier Quiñones, CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA US, told reporters that the mission of their company is to help people live sustainable lives. He further says that by providing solar panels to customers, they provide choices that are necessary for those who want to live a sustainable lifestyle.
“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 US and enable our customers to make individual choices aimed at reducing their overall climate footprint,” Quiñones said.
The Swedish company has been on a mission to lower its carbon footprint and enhance sustainable living. By selling eco-friendly products, Ikea aims at reducing its carbon footprint and enhancing sustainability. Previously, the company announced that it will be buying back its used furniture in an effort to embrace sustainability. The company also announced the purchase of forest land in Georgia for conservation.
Like Ikea, more brands are now putting in place strategies that will reduce their carbon footprint. It is such baby steps that are necessary to help the world move away from heavy carbon pollution.