Swedish battery tech start-up receives €47m EU backing

The loan will boost Nilar International’s research and development programme to demonstrate commercial viability of its technology

Vattenfall to enter UK home energy market

Vattenfall is to enter the UK domestic energy market as it buys a Bournemouth-based supplier. iSupplyEnergy provides gas and electricity to more than 120,000 customers and employs 170 people. The move follows the Swedish utility’s announcement last month that it has started to sell renewable energy to UK businesses. Vattenfall said no jobs at iSupplyEnergy […]

Vattenfall submits plans for £190m wind farm in Scotland

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has submitted plans for a £190 million wind farm in the south west of Scotland. The 50-turbine South Kyle Wind Farm will have a total capacity of 170MW – equivalent to the annual electricity demand of more than 90,000 households in the UK. The energy firm said the project would be […]

Wind farm to power IKEA’s Dublin and Belfast stores

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA’s stores in Dublin and Belfast (pictured) will soon be powered by renewable energy following its plans to buy a new wind farm. It is already being built by Irish energy firm Mainstream Renewable Power, which has been chosen to operate and maintain the plant for its 20-year life cycle. Located in […]

Google buys wind power for Finnish data centre

Google has bought the entire electricity output from a Swedish wind farm developer for the next ten years to power its Hamina data centre (pictured) in Finland. The search engine giant has teamed up with German insurance company Allianz and a Swedish wind farm developer O2. It is Google’s fourth long-term renewable energy purchase contract […]

IKEA plugs-in its 38th US solar project

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has officially plugged in a 590.8kW solar system at its store in Massachusetts – making it its 38th completed PV project in the US. The 118,000 square foot array includes 4,220 panels (pictured) and is expected to produce around 695,000kWh of clean electricity and cut 479 tons of carbon dioxide every […]

Ikea to double renewable energy investment

Ikea Group plans to double its investment in renewable energy to $4 billion (£2.5bn) by the end of the decade. The Swedish furniture retailer says its part of the firm’s plans to cut costs and a larger ambition of becoming energy independent by 2020. The news follows its previous announcement of spending $1.8 billion (£1.14bn) […]

Buy solar cells at an IKEA store

Buying solar panels couldn’t get any easier as you will soon be able to purchase them at your nearest IKEA store. The Swedish firm will be stocking the thin-film solar system along with a homeowner service package, which includes a full site survey, installation, fitting and a guarantee. Hanergy Holding Group Limited, a Chinese firm […]