IKEA flat pack solar panels for residential housing IKEA flat pack solar panels for residential housing
oct 01, 2013

IKEA flat pack solar panels for residential housing

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.

  • Erm…in what way is this ‘flat-pack’? It seems to be just an Ikea branded home solar panel installation service like any other. There’s no option to buy these panels in-store, take them away and install them yourself. There’s nothing ‘flat-pack’ about it.

    Tim Nicholls says:
  • I installed a 10KW solar array two years ago. The solar panels were made in Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA. It generates all the energy I need for my home and photography studio here in Central Pennsylvania, USA. It will be paid off in six years and I will have free electricity the rest of my life! I haven’t had an electric bill in the last year and a half! The technology is here NOW. Our Universe runs on star power and so do I.

    Jerry K says:

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