US retailer Target has agreed to buy 100MW of electricity from Infinity Renewables' 474MW Solomon Forks wind farm in Kansas.

Target will use the energy to power about 150 stores in the region, Infinity said.

Construction of the project will start in early 2018, with commercial operation scheduled for the fourth quarter of that year.

Between 250 and 300 jobs will be created during construction, and 15 to 20 permanent positions once the wind farm is operational.

Infinity vice president of origination and finance Matt Langley said: “We are excited to work with Target on the Solomon Forks project.

“Target has shown great leadership in driving the development of low-cost, clean energy development in the United States, and Infinity is pleased to be participating in that mission.”

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