IKEA flat pack solar panels for residential housing
NEWS: swedish design brand IKEA has announced that they will begin to sell flat-pack solar panels for residential purposes at stores in the UK. the renewable energy system will be made by chinese manufacturer hanergy, which has been chosen to offer a full solar installation service. ‘in the past few years the prices on solar panels have dropped, so it’s a really good price now,’ IKEA’s chief sustainability officer steve howard told the associated press. ‘it’s the right time to go for the consumers – if you are going to be in your house that long, your energy will be free after seven years,’ he added. the all-black 3.36 kilowatt unit will cost 9,200 USD, which includes an in-store consultation, design service, maintenance and energy monitoring. IKEA aims to launch the product in other countries and make it available to their international branches in the near future.