IKEA Begins Selling Solar Panels

first_imgIKEA Begins Selling Solar Panels FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Adam Vaughan for The Guardian:Solar panels will join tea lights and spider plants on sale at Ikea stores from Monday, despite huge government cuts to solar subsidies for homeowners.Shoppers will be able to order panels online and at three stores, initially Glasgow, Birmingham and Lakeside, before the so-called Solar Shops appear in all the Swedish company’s UK stores by summer’s end.Ikea’s new foray with energy company SolarCentury marks its second attempt to sell solar panels, after a two-year pilot with Chinese company Hanergy ended last year.The company maintains that despite low wholesale electricity prices and ministers’ 65% cut to solar incentives, after which new solar installations have crashed in the past two months, the technology makes sense for British householders.“Obviously the climate has been changing in the past year in the UK but, nonetheless, our research showed a third of homeowners would really like to invest in solar, and the majority of those are driven by the opportunity to save money,” said Joanna Yarrow, head of sustainability at Ikea UK and Ireland.“Even though the feed-in tariff rate has come down, you’re still going to get a 6% rate of return on a solar installation, you’re not going to get that return on an ISA.” She admitted it was “depressing” to see the recent 75% fall in solar power capacity installed by homeowners but said “we see solar as the future”.Full article: Ikea starts selling solar panels in UK storeslast_img read more

DeMarcus Cousins on free agency: ‘Right now, I don’t give a sh—’

first_img Related News Cousins signed a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the Warriors during the offseason while he was recovering from a torn left Achilles. He was cleared to play in January and the Warriors gradually increased his minutes.”I’m happy to be playing basketball again. This is the game I love. I’m glad to be out there competing nightly. I’m glad to be healthy again,” Cousins said. “That’s all I’m focused on. And I just want to get better at my craft every day. Like everything else that’s coming with it, like, it doesn’t really matter to me. It is what it is.”Cousins, a four-time All-Star, has averaged 15.9 points with 7.9 rebounds while shooting 48.5 percent from the field this season. Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins was candid about his upcoming free agency, revealing he doesn’t really “give a sh—” about the process right now.During an appearance on Chris Haynes’ podcast “Posted Up,” Cousins was asked about what he thinks will happen during free agency this summer. He was blunt with his response, saying, “Who knows what happens next summer? So I don’t know.” Warriors suspended Jordan Bell for hotel charge he made to coach’s bill, report says “Right now, I don’t give a sh*t!” @boogiecousins talks about his impending free agency on “Posted Up” w/ @ChrisBHaynes🎧 https://t.co/FgAqCsVHkv📹 https://t.co/nw5TTnUN7t pic.twitter.com/7sefYdpuAT— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) March 27, 2019Cousins went on to explain that he’s just living day by day through the process and he’s not worrying about the future. “I don’t try to get too high. I don’t try to get too low with any moment that’s been going on,” Cousins said. “It’s going to be a year full of ups and downs. So I’m moving steady through it all. Like I’ll maneuver through the bullsh—. I’ll tell you, I roll with the punches and I’m taking it day by day. And when it’s time to make decisions, you know, I’ll make decisions. But as of right now, I don’t give a sh—.”last_img read more