IKEA’s Savannah distribution center in Port Wentworth plugged in its solar energy system Tuesday.

Company officials say the solar energy system will produce nearly 2 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually. According to EPA estimates, that's equivalent to carbon dioxide emissions from 170 homes a year.

The solar energy system is IKEA’s second Georgia installation. An Atlanta retail location flipped the switch on its own earlier this year.

William Jackson is the Savannah Distribution Center Manager: “Installing solar panels atop this facility demonstrates that the company’s sustainable commitment extends beyond our stores into all facets of the retail operations.”

The installation is the 34th completed solar project for IKEA in the U.S.

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