IKEA has teamed up with leading solar firm Solarcentury to launch a new Solar Battery Storage solution designed to help homeowners save money on their electricity bills.
The company has been selling solar panels since 2013 but has announced their expanded offering will include battery packs. By adding Solar Battery Storage, unused solar electricity can be stored and used at a later time, meaning the amount of solar electricity an average home can use doubles to 80%. As a result homeowners may see their savings doubled and their electricity bills cut by up to 70%.
IKEA estimates most people can pay off the capital invested in the system in roughly 12 years.
“At IKEA we’re always looking for ways to help customers take positive actions at home for both the environment and their wallets. 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,” stated Hege Saebjornsen, Country Sustainability Manager, IKEA UK & Ireland.
Susannah Wood, Head of Residential Solar at Solarcentury said, “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.”
Solar Battery Storage is available to purchase online via the IKEA UK website.