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Equilibrium/Sustainability — Solar panels to be sold at some IKEA stores this fall

A spatula, a shoe rack…and something for the roof

IKEA is getting into the consumer U.S. solar business.

The Swedish furniture manufacturer announced it will begin offering “home solar solutions” in some California markets through its Home Solar imprint by this fall.

IKEA is teaming up with California-based solar company SunPower to “allow more people to take greater control of their energy needs,” IKEA chief sustainability officer Javier Quiñones said in the statement Thursday.

If the pilot succeeds, IKEA plans to bring domestic solar options to more U.S. stores in the future, Quiñones said. 

IKEA already sells in nearly a dozen other global markets. The announcement also comes about a year after the company began selling renewable energy to homeowners in Sweden.

The U.S. venture will position IKEA in direct competition with Tesla Energy, a subsidiary of Elon Musk’s electric vehicle firm that designs and installs solar rooftop systems, Insider noted.

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