in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Ikeuchi Towel, a manufacturer of eco-friendly towels and related products, has been awarded the WindMade label for sourcing 100% of its electricity consumption from wind power, the first Japanese provider to be awarded the designation.

WindMade, which is backed by the UN Global Compact and conservation group WWF, requires participating companies to obtain at least 25% of their electricity from wind power. A front-runner in the sustainability sphere, the company has been sourcing renewable energy since 2002.

According to WindMade, 100% of Ikeuchi's power consumption are covered by wind power, which is sourced from the Noshiro Wind Farm in Akita, located in northern Japan

IOWA Economic Development id2073

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

Slow Turning: What's Stopping Individual Blade Pitch Control From Wider Acceptance?

Advances have made it feasible for wind turbine blades to adjust individually. However, other factors are preventing the technology's widespread use.


Deepwater Hits Financial Close For Block Island Wind Farm, Expects Summer Construction

The Providence, R.I.-based offshore wind developer becomes the first to financially close on a U.S.-based offshore wind project.


More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.


Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?


AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015