29 Jun '15, 8pm

Offshore Wind Farm to Replace Fukushima’s Nuclear Plant

An offshore wind farm is set to be deployed off the coast of Japan, less than 20 kilometers from the defunct Fukushima Daichii nuclear power plant. In a region that is both supremely concerned with a lack of available land and where the long shadow of the Fukushima disaster still stretches, Japan has shocked no one in its pursuit of alternative energy sources. An offshore wind farm is a natural choice, as the island nation has already been constructing floating solar arrays to deploy along the coastline, ostensibly in an effort to shake off the yoke of nuclear power to prevent additional emergencies and disasters in the future. The wind farm will boast what could very well be the largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine ever to constructed. The 190-meter tall behemoth, which will stand atop a sturdy 4,500-ton concrete plinth, will be able to generate as much as seve...

Full article: http://www.greenoptimistic.com/fukushima-offshore-wind-farm/

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