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IKEA Launches Potentially Disruptive Solar Battery Storage Offering

Home furnishings mega-brand IKEA has taken a bold step into the energy sector with the release of its new Solar Battery Storage offering. They promise to help UK homeowners make savings on their electricity bills, as well as increase the rate at which they can reap the benefits from their solar investment. Considering their brand recognition, it would be hard to overlook the potential for disruption. The UK is likely just the beginning. The first thing to clarify is that IKEA is not making the batteries themselves. As the de facto kings of flat-pack wooden furnisher, IKEA has branched out in many directions but stationary battery engineering would have been a impressive feat. The batteries will in fact be sourced from existing battery suppliers including LG and German manufacturer Sonnen, coordinated by their solar storage partners, Solarcentury, the UK’s biggest solar supplier. “We’re committed to helping homeowners reap the benefits of going solar and our […]

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