IKEA has this week announced that it will be stocking solar panels in its retail stores in the UK.

The Guardian reported this news first, revealing that customers will be able to pick up solar panels right from IKEA stores in the UK, or from their online store.

After doing so, the customer would then need to install them in their home.

At the moment only three stores in the UK will be selling solar panels, however, IKEA has revealed that they plan to open “Solar Shops” before the fall. Joanna Yarrow, head of sustainability at Ikea UK and Ireland explained more with the following:

“Obviously the climate has been changing in the past year in the UK but, nonetheless, our research showed a third of homeowners would really like to invest in solar, and the majority of those are driven by the opportunity to save money.”

“Even though the feed-in tariff rate has come down, you’re still going to get a 6% rate of return on a solar installation, you’re not going to get that return on an ISA.”

Currently, the solar panels are listed on IKEA’s website for between £4,875 and £5,150 for a fully installed system, the pricing of which changes on if you choose the black or blue panels.

You can read more about it at the source link.

Source: IKEA

Via: The Guardian

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