Solar Array Now Complete Atop Future IKEA Store in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS — IKEA, a home furnishings retailer, has completed the solar installation atop its Las Vegas store, which will open on May 18, 2016. The project is the largest single-use retail rooftop solar array in Nevada, according to the company.
The store’s 240,504-square-foot solar array comprises a 1.14 megawatt system, built with 3,620 panels, and will produce approximately 1.8 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually for the store — the equivalent of reducing 1,207 tons of carbon dioxide, the company claims.
For the development, design and installation of IKEA Las Vegas’ solar power system, IKEA selected Helix Electric, an electrical contractor specializing in design-build electrical projects in the U.S. R&O Construction is managing the site work and building of the actual store.