Ikea is one of the largest do-it-yourself retailers in the world, and now the business is offering up solar panels to their customers in an effort to encourage the world to go green and use clean, renewable energy. The project will first take place in Ikea’s United Kingdom stores. Depending on how well the idea goes over in the UK, Ikea may expand solar panels to the United States and other store locations throughout the world.
Perhaps the biggest problem with giving individuals access to their own personal solar panels is the installation procedure. In cooperation with Chinese energy company Hanenergy, the panels offered at Ikea will have a thorough, do-it-yourself nine-step installation process that can be found on the company’s website. Ikea has received critical acclaim for implementing solar panels into its stock, and has high hopes for the project’s future.