Merriam Kansas Ikea Rooftop Solar Array
IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer in collaboration with MC Power Companies and SoCore Energy designed, constructed and commissioned the State of Kansas’ largest rooftop solar array atop their Merriam, Kansas store. The 92,000-square-foot solar array was completed from design to operation in 10 weeks. The project was completed on time and under budget.
The 92,000ft² solar array totals 730.17kW DC and consists of 2,394 305w solar panels producing approximately 986,000kWh’s annually. This is equivalent of reducing 680 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually. A total of 126 strings were used and 19 string panels that included 21 24kW SMA Tripower inverters to convert DC energy to useable AC power. Panels were installed at a 10-degree tilt to insure the maximum amount of light is captured. To finalize the project 104 mechanical attachments and 10,400 slip sheets were installed. During commissioning all systems were certified on the first attempt and the system has been producing energy as expected since completion.
Location: Merriam, KS
Industry: Commercial & Industrial
Mounting Option: Rooftop Mount