30 Mar '12, 8pm

Floating Windmills in Japan Help Wind Down Nuclear Power: Energy: Japan is preparing to bolt turbines onto bar...

Floating Windmills in Japan Help Wind Down Nuclear Power: Energy: Japan is preparing to bolt turbines onto bar...

Floating Windmills in Japan Help Wind Down Nuclear Power: Energy Submitted on 03/30/12, 01:10 PM | Source Bloomberg Japan is preparing to bolt turbines onto barges and build the world’s largest commercial power plant using floating windmills, tackling the engineering challenges of an unproven technology to cut its reliance on atomic energy. Marubeni Corp. (8002), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (7011) and Nippon Steel Corp. (5401) are among developers erecting a 16-megawatt pilot plant off the coast of Fukushima, site of the nuclear accident that pushed the government to pursue cleaner energy. The project may be expanded to 1,000 megawatts, the trade ministry said, bigger than any wind farm fixed to the seabed or on land. “Japan is surrounded by deep oceans, and this poses challenges to offshore wind turbines that are attached to the bottom of the sea,” Senior Vice Enviro...

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