IKEA U.S. announced on May 12th that it will join hands with SunPower Corp., a leading residential solar technology and energy services provider, to make solar energy easier to access for US customers.
Through this collaboration, members of the IKEA Family customer loyalty program will be able to buy home solar solutions to generate and store their own renewable energy.
According to the press release, the program is expected to launch in autumn of 2022 in select California markets.
"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 Javier Quiñones, CEO & Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA U.S.
He added that, “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.”
SunPower is a trusted brand with more than 35 years in the solar industry.
"We are thrilled to deliver exceptional solar products to IKEA customers through a unique and simplified buying experience," said Peter Faricy, SunPower CEO. "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."
Home Solar with IKEA is just one of the many ways IKEA is working to become circular and climate positive by 2030. In the U.S., IKEA has a robust renewable energy portfolio — including 2 wind farms, 2 solar farms, 2geothermal systems, seven biogas-fuel cells and rooftop solar arrays on 90% of IKEA locations.