Ikea is moving past the furniture business and into the renewable energy market:
Ikea is to sell solar panels at its British stores for the first time in an attempt to tap growth in the heavily subsidised green energy market.
The world’s biggest furniture retailer, best known for cheap basics such as its Billy bookcases and Ektorp sofas, plans to offer solar panel packages at all of its 17 British stores within the next 10 months.
Ikea said the move follows a successful pilot project at its Lakeside store to the east of London, which sells one photovoltaic (PV) system almost every day.
There is no word yet on how the anti-climate change crowd will respond to what can only be described as bowing to the alarmists. Also no word on how long it will take to assemble these panels and how many swear words will be needed during the process.