September 20, 2012

IKEA's New Haven store goes solar

Contributed photo
Contributed photo
Rooftop solar panels at IKEA's New Haven store.

The IKEA store in New Haven will throw the switch later Thursday on a new solar energy system, said to be the largest in Connecticut.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is scheduled to join IKEA executives and other dignitaries at 2 p.m. at 450 Sargent Drive, off I-95, for the power-on ceremony.

The rooftop system is 118,000 square feet and consists of 3,920 panels that officials say will reduce carbon dioxide by 836 tons, the equivalent of powering 95 homes for a year.

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