IKEA acquires Irish wind farm to power locations in Ireland
Swedish retailer IKEA has bought a wind farm in Ireland to power its furniture stores in Dublin and Belfast, according to a report in the Belfast Telegraph.
The Irish facility’s four turbines are expected to generate 25,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity and bring the total number of IKEA-owned windmills to more than 100 in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Denmark and Sweden.
IKEA also recently opened a new Swedish wind farm with seven turbines (with an option on another four) to produce 72,000 MWh of wind energy, to be managed by O2, according to the report. Augmenting its wind energy is a strong Ikea solar program. As of June, IKEA had solar panels on 39 of its 44 facilities, totaling close to 38 MW.