Wind farms will be making waves

Published 07/17 2014 12:42PM

Updated 07/17 2014 12:43PM

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Microsoft will be buying power from a new Illinois wind farm. It's under construction north of Champaign-Urbana. The 175 megawatt wind farm is located at the border of Kankakee and Iroquois counties.

It will supply Microsoft for the next 20 years. It's expected to begin operating in 2015. The 20-year agreement is Microsoft's largest wind investment to date.

In Vermilion County, IKEA is building a wind farm large enough to ensure that its stores will never have to buy power again.

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