Ybor IKEA to go solar

The company says the solar panels will be the energy equivalent of powering 154 homes.

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The home furnishing retailer IKEA announced today that they intend to install solar energy panels on ten of their southern stores, including their Tampa location on Adamo Drive.

For the company's three Florida stores (the others are in Orlando and Sunrise), they will be contracting the work out to REC Solar, who IKEA says have built more than 7,000 such systems across the country.

IKEA says that there will be 5,061 individuals panels built on the Tampa site that will generate 1,792,300 kWh/year, or the equivalent to reducing 1,362 tons of CO 2, 242 cars’ emissions or powering 154 homes.

The IKEA in Ybor City opened in 2009.

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