Gallery: Brooklyn IKEA Fires Up 1,104 Rooftop Solar Panels

IKEA is working hard to green its big box operations. The furniture giant is building a wind farm to power 17 of its Swedish stores, and they’ve pledged to adhere to the Better Cotton Initiative by 2015. Continuing the company’s efforts to run on 100 percent renewable power, IKEA’s Brooklyn store has just fired up a 19,000 square foot rooftop solar array. The installation will generate 240,000 kWh of clean energy for the store, the equivalent of eliminating 365,615 pounds of CO2. The 1,104 solar panels join a 70,000 square foot green roof on top of the building.

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