Ikea to sell solar panels. Some assembly required?

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ikea.jpgIKEA must be feeling a bit guilty about cutting down all of those trees to manufacture flat-pack furniture, as they’re pouring €50m into ‘GreenTech’ projects and will be selling solar panels, water conservation and purification devices and “alternative light sources”.

‘GreenTech’ are apparently a division of IKEA specifically for environmentally friendly projects, so this could be a good sign of things to come and a slightly more obvious thing for IKEA to diversify into rather than, er, mobile phone networks.

Whilst there’s no details yet on when these products will be available or how much they’ll cost, it’s nice that a big company like IKEA are pushing environmental technologies to consumers… even if they are going to recieve inevitably silly Swedish names.

(via Electricpig)

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James O’Malley