IKEA is now selling more than flat pack furniture with the launch of its home solar offer, SOLSTRÅLE, created in collaboration with its partner, Solargain, who has over 20 years’ experience in developing tailored solar offerings for Australian consumers.

Now available online for customers in Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria, with remaining states set to follow shortly afterwards, households could save up to $2,000 per year with a solar installation, with the outright cost of the system starting from $3,500.

IKEA CEO and chief sustainability officer, Jan Gardberg said that he was proud that IKEA Australia could invite consumers to join them in their commitment to become climate positive.

“This launch marks an important day in the IKEA Australia organisation. We are proud to have developed this offer in collaboration with our partner, and we hope that this will encourage our customers to live a more sustainable everyday life by removing the barriers to investing in renewable energy,” he said.

Solargain CEO, Keera Single said that they were looking forward to working alongside IKEA to bring an exclusive offering to the Australian market.

“We wanted to work with a partner that shared our vision to help more Australians experience the benefits of renewable energy. In working with a retailer like IKEA, we believe we can reach more households that are able to make the switch to solar, which is an exciting opportunity for us to be involved in.”

Unique to the Australian market, SOLSTRÅLE comes with a guarantee for the system to produce at least 80% of what was quoted in a customer’s initial estimate, guaranteed for a period of five years.

IKEA Australia has become the first organisation outside of Europe to expand the offering to consumers.