Want Solar Panels and You Live in the UK? You Can Get Them At Ikea

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As most already know – Ikea’s a great place to go to if you’re looking to acquire some snazzy, space efficient and inexpensive (often times difficult to assemble) furniture. What you might not know however, is that all of Ikea’s stores spanning the globe are all outfitted with solar panels on their roofs. And what’s more is that by 2015, Ikea aims to draw 70 percent of it’s energy from solar and wind and plans to ramp that up to 100 percent by 2020. Pretty impressive stuff, right? Well, Ikea is taking this environmentalist move even one step further by catering to anyone else interested in becoming (somewhat) energy independent by becoming a company you can go to to actually buy solar panels. Just announced, Ikea will be selling these energy efficient panels in all 17 of their UK stores. So, if you’re excitedly reading this with your Planeteer ring held skyward and don’t reside in the United Kingdom, you might have to hold off on celebrating. Here’s to hoping this decision comes trickling down to ikea stores stateside. Read more on Ikea’s solar powered announcement here. 




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