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Sun Power & Swedish Furniture: IKEA is Going Solar

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Swedish home decor retailer IKEA will harness a little sun power in Costa Mesa, and has applied for permits to install solar panels at their store, according to the Daily Pilot. "The 1,120 panels the store plans to install are expected to generate 250 kilowatts — enough to light up 2,500 regular light bulbs." Seven IKEA stores, including other LA-area locations in Burbank and Carson, and one warehouse will be going solar. "This effort represents the equivalent to reducing 5,268 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) in California - equaling the emissions of 914 cars or providing 580 homes electricity yearly," says IKEA.