IKEA Australia has launched its very own home solar offering SOLSTRÅLE, which was created in collaboration with its partner Solargain, who has over 20 years’ experience in developing tailored offerings for Australian consumers.
Customers can browse for solar panels online at IKEA.com.au with the company claiming it can provide savings up to $2,000 per annum from their solar installation.
IKEA CEO and chief sustainability officer, Jan Gardberg, has been a vocal advocate for renewables believing it’s the way forward for Australia’s recovery following COVID-19.
“Australia needs a renewable revolution to guide its path to recovery,” Gardberg said.
“Sustainability and the path to a renewable future must not fall off our agenda. We must learn to do less with more, build a circular economy and identify new energy resources to ensure our economy and environment thrive in the future.
“For too long, a sustainable life at home has only been available to those that can afford it, but we want to change this. For IKEA it’s essential for us to democratise sustainability and ensure solutions are affordable and accessible for as many peoples as possible.”
IKEA has been investing in renewable energy in its operations for over a decade, and now has more than 900,000 solar panels globally, and close to 20,000 on stores and units across the Australian business.
In 2019, Ingka announced it had invested $A4 billion in solar and wind energy systems over the last decade to power its global operations.