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By Andrew Lee in London
Thursday, April 10 2014
acquisition of the Hoopeston Wind project also marks Ikea’s first US wind
The wind farm
is being built by developer Apex Clean
Energy, which will run the plant for Ikea after it begins operations, expected
by the first half of 2015.
The plant will
use 49 Vestas V100-2.0 MW wind turbines near Hoopeston in Vermilion County, about
180km south of Chicago.
Vestas announced the supply deal at the end of March, without disclosing the customer. It includes a 15-year service agreement.
Mark Goodwin said: “Wind energy has been the fastest growing source of new
energy generation in the US, and the potential is only beginning to be tapped.
with Ikea US is an opportunity for Apex to work with a new type of investor and
partner to expand wind energy development in this country.”
Ikea said the
addition of Hoopeston will bring its global turbine ownership to more than 200.
furnishing specialist is expanding its US store network.
It already claims to be the biggest retail wind investor in Canada,
and has bought into wind projects in seven European countries – as well as
making big PV deployments at its global store network.
Ikea said in
2013 it produced 1.425TWh of energy from renewable sources, equivalent to 37%
of its total requirements.
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