IKEA U.S. (IKEA) and SunPower Corp. (SunPower), a residential solar technology and energy services provider, announced that they are teaming up to make solar energy easier to access. Through this collaboration, members of the IKEA Family customer loyalty program will be able to purchase home solar solutions, available through SunPower, to generate and store their own renewable energy and live more sustainably. Home Solar with IKEA is expected to launch in select California markets in Fall 2022. “At IKEA, we’re passionate about helping our customers live a more sustainable life at home,” said Javier Quiñones, CEO and chief sustainability officer at IKEA. “We’re proud to collaborate with SunPower to bring this service to the United States and enable our customers to make individual choices aimed at reducing their overall climate footprint. The launch of Home Solar with IKEA will allow more people to take greater control of their energy needs, and our goal is to offer the clean energy service at additional IKEA locations in the future.”
The collaboration is intended to leverage IKEA’s retail footprint with SunPower’s 35 years of experience in the solar industry. SunPower’s systems are backed by its Complete Confidence Warranty, which covers everything from panels and racking to monitoring hardware and storage. “We are thrilled to deliver exceptional solar products to IKEA customers through a unique and simplified buying experience,” said Peter Faricy, SunPower CEO. “Together with IKEA, we can help introduce the incredible benefits of solar to more people and deliver on our shared value of making a positive impact on the planet.”
Home Solar with IKEA is just one of the many ways IKEA is working to become circular and climate positive by 2030. In the United States, IKEA has a renewable energy portfolio — including two wind farms, two solar farms, two geothermal systems, seven biogas-fuel cells, and rooftop solar arrays on 90% of IKEA locations.
IKEA recently launched the Buy Back and Resell service nationally in 37 store locations. The service gives IKEA Family members the opportunity to sell back their gently used IKEA furniture in exchange for IKEA store credit. Participants will be able to give their furniture a second life through resale in the store’s As-Is section, providing an even more sustainable and affordable option for many people.