IKEA have teamed up with solarcentury to offer homeowners a new solar battery storage solution, which rivals that of tesla‘s ‘powerwall‘. capable of working with existing panels or as part of a brand new combined system, the technology claims to cut electricity bills by up to 70%. with the home storage packs, users can stock the sun-sourced energy in their home and use the power on demand.

 

video courtesy of IKEA

 

 

at IKEA we’re always looking for ways to help customers take positive actions at home for both the environment and their wallets,’ says  hege saebjornsen, country sustainability manager, IKEA UK & ireland. ‘we know that our customers want to live more sustainably and together with solarcentury we will help them to get more value from their solar panels and do just that. Wwith energy bills already going up 15% this year, there’s never been a better time for customers to take back control of their electricity bills and maximise their savings by switching to solar and solar storage.

 

we’re committed to helping homeowners reap the benefits of going solar and our business partnership with IKEA is a significant step forwards for the renewable energy industry,‘ states susannah wood, head of residential solar at solarcentury. ‘the cost of solar installations has dropped considerably in recent years and is in fact 100 times cheaper than it was 35 years ago. we believe IKEA and Ssolarcentury are bringing the most competitive package to the market yet so more people than ever before can profit financially and environmentally by producing their own energy.’


image courtesy of IKEA

 

 

IKEA’s solar battery storage solution is for sale in the UK, where typically, solar houses use 40% of their sun-sourced energy and send the remaining 60% back to the national grid. with the home battery packs though, users can stock their excess solar power for later use. this aims to double the solar usage to above 80%, meaning the average homeowner’s electricity is dramatically reduced, even with the initial set-up costs.

 
  • What an unexpected move – great!! These new concepts can only be put into reality by newcomers, because the old companies can’t turn around their course. And IKEA can reach a lot of customers. There are now at least 5 to 6 producers of home energy store concepts which WORK and people complaining about “the storage problem” should become less now.

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