A new wind farm in Carrikeeny, Glenade will power IKEA’s super stores in Belfast and Dublin.
The new facility in Carrickeeny will have the capacity to generate the equivalent electricity for approximately 5,500 houses a year and is expected to be completed in 2014. The construction of the facility which will include four turbines has already begun by wind and solar power company Mainstream Renewable Power with Irish corporate energy supply company Vayu to supply electricity to the IKEA’s stores under a 15 year contract. The IKEA group says it plans to produce as much renewable energy as it consumes by 2020 and has set aside €1.5 billion for investments in renewable energy up to 2015. The move could lead to lower prices in Irish IKEA stores.