Ikea to begin offering solar energy products in the UK

Solar Energy - IKEA Store

Ikea is bringing solar panels to its UK stores Retail giant Ikea has plans to break into the solar energy market. The company has announced that it will begin selling solar panels and energy storage systems at its stores in the United Kingdom. These products will be sold alongside similar solutions provided by Solarcentury, a solar energy company based in the UK. Ikea is the latest in several retailers that have begun to offer solar panels and related services. These retailers are benefitting from the growing demand for clean energy,…

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UK solar energy capacity expected to double this year

UK Solar Energy Expected to Double

UK solar energy sector continues to grow The United Kingdom is becoming a very powerful solar energy market. Solarcentury, a developer of solar energy systems based in the UK, is scheduled to complete the construction of 70 megawatts worth of solar power projects by the end of this month. The company has built 12 utility-scale solar energy systems within the United Kingdom so far, all of which have contributed to the country’s total solar capacity and have helped the UK become one of the fastest growing solar markets in the…

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United Kingdom to be home to the world’s largest solar bridge in 2012

solar bridge

The world’s largest solar bridge is currently under construction in the UK. The massive structure, which is being built on the roof on Blackfriar’s Bridge in London, will be comprised of more than 4,000 photovoltaic solar panels. The bridge was first built in 1886, and has served as a landmark and a hub of railway transportation. The project seeks to modernize the bridge with technology that is fitting of the UK’s pursuit of energy independence and clean fuel. The solar bridge is expected to be complete in 2012. At the…

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