29 May 2022

IKEA Partners with SunPower to Sell Solar Panels in California Stores

29 May 2022  by   

IKEA U.S. has teamed up with SunPower, a California-based solar technology and energy services provider, to launch a new program called Home Solar with IKEA. Through this collaboration, members of the IKEA Family customer loyalty program will be able to purchase home solar solutions, available through SunPower, to generate and store their own renewable energy. The initiative is expected to launch in select California markets in Fall 2022.

Founded in 1985, SunPower sells, installs, and finances solar power products, including panels, batteries, mounting hardware, and monitoring software. This partnership forms part of IKEA’s mission to become circular and climate positive by 2030. IKEA already has an expansive renewable energy portfolio in the U.S., with two wind farms, two solar farms, two geothermal systems, seven biogas-fuel cells, and rooftop solar arrays on 90% of its locations. Additionally, the furniture and interiors giant announced STRÖMMA in August 2021, a project initiated in Sweden that operates as a monthly electricity subscription allowing customers to source energy from wind and solar power.

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“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 U.S. and enable our customers to make individual choices aimed at reducing their overall climate footprint,” said IKEA U.S. CEO & Chief Sustainability Officer Javier Quiñones. “The launch of Home Solar with IKEA will allow more people to take greater control of their energy needs, and our goal is to offer the clean energy service at additional IKEA locations in the future.”

“We are thrilled to deliver exceptional solar products to IKEA customers through a unique and simplified buying experience,” adds SunPower CEO Peter Faricy. “Together with IKEA, we can help introduce the incredible benefits of solar to more people and deliver on our shared value of making a positive impact on the planet.”

Adding to its sustainable offerings, IKEA has also recently launched its Buy Back & Resell service nationally in 37 store locations, which allows IKEA Family members to sell back gently used IKEA furniture in exchange for in-store credit. This furniture is resold in the store’s As-Is section, providing an affordable option to customers.


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