PVTIME – IKEA U.S. and SunPower Corp. (NASDQ: SPWR), a leading residential solar technology and energy services provider, on May 12 announced that they are teaming up to make solar energy easier to access. 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 and live more sustainably. Home Solar with IKEA is expected to launch in select California markets in Fall 2022.
“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. “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.”
Home Solar with IKEA combines the strengths of IKEA retail and knowledge of life at home with the expertise of SunPower, a trusted brand with more than 35 years in the solar industry. SunPower is known for delivering high quality, innovative solar products and making it simple for its customers to switch to renewable energy. SunPower’s systems are backed by the company’s industry-leading Complete Confidence Warranty, which covers everything from panels and racking to monitoring hardware and storage1.
“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, 2 geothermal systems, seven biogas-fuel cells and rooftop solar arrays on 90% of IKEA locations.
IKEA U.S. also recently launched the Buy Back & Resell service nationally in 37 store locations. The service gives IKEA Family members the opportunity to sell back their gently used IKEA furniture in exchange for IKEA store credit. Participants will be able to give their furniture a second life through resale in the store’s As-Is section, providing an even more sustainable and affordable option for many people.