Swedish company Ikea has bought a Scottish windfarm as part of plans to generate all of its energy from green sources. The home furnishing retailer has purchased a seven turbine, 12 MW windfarm in Aberdeenshire.
The company is aiming for a 100% renewable energy target, and say they are likely to reach 70 – 80% by 2015.
Steve Howard, Sustainability Officer for IKEA, said the company would set their goals in stone: “We’ve built up sufficient experience in the area to be more confident in the timeline, so we will set a timeline in the next few months.”
The company claims it will install 39,000 solar panels at ten of its stores in the UK to help develop its green credentials.