This new energy storage offering from IKEA should really help boost the profile of energy storage to UK consumers. Having one of the biggest retailers promoting it is fantastic exposure for the industry. Being able to offer solar and storage to new customers and a storage retrofit option to existing PV owners will also help with maximising its success. There are around 1 million homes in the UK with PV so the retrofit option has huge potential. The residential storage market is really beginning to hot up with many of the major utilities offering solar and storage products to their client base.
It is great to see our client LG Chem being chosen as the supplier for this offering, a testament to the quality of the product.
With energy bills already going up 15% this year, there’s never been a better time for customers to take back control of their electricity bills and maximise their savings by switching to solar and solar storage,” he said. Solar-plus-storage solutions from IKEA will start at around £6,925, with LG Chem supplying batteries in classifications between 3.3kWh and 6.5kWh. Consumers that already benefit from rooftop solar PV will also be able to purchase batteries for retrofits, with systems starting at just under £5,000, inclusive of a 15% IKEA family discount.