in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Furniture retailer IKEA has entered into a deal to purchase the 7.65 MW Carrickeeny Wind Farm, located in Leitrim, Ireland, from wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power.

Mainstream has commenced construction of the project, and it is expected to be operational in early 2014, at which point IKEA will buy the plant. As part of the deal, Mainstream will continue to operate and maintain the wind farm on behalf of IKEA for its 20-year lifespan.

The IKEA Group has plans to invest 1.5 billion British pounds in wind energy and solar programs up to 2015. This acquisition will increase the total number of wind turbines that the IKEA Group has committed to owning and operating to 137.

"Companies, individuals or governments - we all have responsibility to address the resource dilemma and commit to a more sustainable future,” comments Joanna Yarrow, head of sustainability IKEA UK and Ireland. “Producing our own affordable, renewable electricity gets us one step closer to becoming completely energy independent by 2020, while ensuring our commercial success."



Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Canadian Wind Industry Urges For More Federal Support

The Canadian Wind Energy Association says the country's federal government, once a big industry supporter, should again back wind power.


Wind And Solar Helped California Grid During Challenging Summer

According to the California Independent System Operator, the state suffered from heat waves and drought this year, and wind power played a "significant role" in keeping the lights on.


Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
BG 2015DblBox_id2032