IKEA’s Wind Farm Provides 165% of its US Electricity Needs
IKEA US is making its first wind farm investment in the United States with the purchase of Hoopeston Wind in Hoopeston, Ill.
The 98 MW wind farm is the largest single IKEA Group renewable energy investment globally to date.
Hoopeston Wind is expected to generate up to 380 GWh of renewable energy each year, which is equivalent to 165 percent of the electricity consumed by IKEA US (38 stores, five distribution centers, two service centers and one factory).
The Hoopeston Wind project will install 49 Vestas V100-2.0 MW wind turbines. Hoopeston Wind will be fully owned by the IKEA Group and managed by US-based wind and solar developer Apex Clean Energy. The project is currently being constructed by Apex and is expected to be fully operational by the first half of 2015.
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