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Japan unveils floating wind farm off the coast of the defunct Fukushima

Thursday, November 14th 2013 - 19:09 UTC
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Japan unveiled a new wind farm off the coast of Fukushima last week. Only thirteen miles offshore from the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power station, the same nuclear station that notoriously attracted the world's attention during the 2011 Japanese tsunami, the new wind farm is expected to produce upwards of one gigawatt from 143 wind turbines. For comparison, the now-inoperable Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant could provide 4.4 gigawatts. Read full article

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  • A_Voice

    Way to go Japan ...locating floating structures in an area susceptible to Tsunami....
    I hope they are disposable...

    Nov 14th, 2013 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    At least, they ain't nuclear driven...............................

    Nov 14th, 2013 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    The imagination ... 143 mega-structures surging inland through the Fukushima region ... 'British Bulldog' end-game.

    Nov 15th, 2013 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Forget the technical problems with windmills, stand by to be speared by a blade coming ashore.

    Nov 15th, 2013 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DennisA

    “the new wind farm is expected to produce upwards of one gigawatt from 143 wind turbines.”

    Actual delivery will be only 25% of that and will be unpredictable, needing base load back-up. Hey, they could rebuild Fukushima and forget about the turbines.

    Nov 15th, 2013 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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