Acciona Windpower has completed a wind turbine supply agreement with Apex Clean Energy, developer of the 165 MW Cameron wind farm, which has been purchased by IKEA Group. The agreement includes the supply of 55 Acciona Windpower AW125/3000 wind turbines and a 20-year full service warranty.The Cameron wind farm is located in South Texas, near the city of Brownsville, and marks the first installation of AW125/3000 turbines in the U.S.
Each turbine installed at the Cameron wind farm will have a rotor diameter of 125 m and a 3 MW generator mounted on an 87.5 m steel tower, a configuration that will deliver maximum energy production for the site.
Acciona plans to begin wind turbine deliveries in mid-2015, and the project is expected to reach commercial operation in late 2015. When completed, the wind farm will produce clean energy equivalent to the average annual electricity consumption of 59,000 U.S. homes. This new facility will be a key part of Ikea’s commitment to produce by 2020 as much renewable energy as the company consumes globally. It will be the single largest renewable energy investment made by the Ikea Group globally to date.