When Ikea opens its first store in Merriam next year, maybe the residential solar panels it is starting to sell in Britain will be ready for the shelves at a better price.
By Lewis W. Diuguid
The Kansas City Star
The Swedish furniture giant started selling solar panels made by Chinas Hanergy at its Southampton store on Monday, The Associated Press reports. The 3.36 kilowatt system costs $9,200.
It includes in-store consultation, design service, installation, maintenance and energy monitoring service.
Home Depot and Lowes already sell solar panels in the U.S. With more retailers offering the units, the price is bound to fall like window air conditioners and home computers.
Consumers can only hope.