It's good to see a solid and sustainability committed company like IKEA continuing to push solar and now it seems EV charging products. Even in the UK. We have a sunny enough climate, but a very bleak government and solar support. The fact sales are increasing despite low financial support is expected, but encouraging all the same.
Will IKEA enter the home storage market? I know conversations have been had. Again, you would hope as a trusted brand they can promote an honest option and avoid any miss-selling. Promoting the concept to the general public is a good thing for all the behind the meter players.
Since ditching previous supplier Hanergy in November last year and handing Solarcentury the contract to manage its solar offering five months later, an online ‘solar calculator’ originally offered customers panels from either Canadian Solar or JA Solar. Neither IKEA nor Solarcentury would expand on which new products the two were considering, however the online calculator now asks consumers whether or not they own an electric car and offers Solarcentury’s building integrated PV Sunstation modules as an option to include when they complete their quote. Solarcentury formally launched the Sunstation – manufactured by JA Solar – in May last year to cater for consumers conscious of the aesthetic effect of installing solar on their homes. The addition of residential EV charging units to IKEA's offering would also fall in line with the company's sustainability drive