23 Jan '13, 2pm

Giant Japanese Wind Farm To Replace Fukushima Power Plant

Giant Japanese Wind Farm To Replace Fukushima Power Plant

In the wake of the 2011 Fukishima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Japan has decided to build a 1GW wind farm. This wind farm is intended to replace the Fukishima nuclear power plant, since it has been partially crippled, and its malfunction raised safety concerns, causing many to oppose nuclear power and avoid the risk associated with the inability of nuclear power plant operators to contain certain reactor disasters . Hizen Wind Farm. Image Source: kanegen on Flickr. 54 nuclear reactors were shut down because of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Except for the power from two, which already are back online, the power they supplied needs to be replaced. The new wind farm will be comprised of 143 wind turbines on a platform that is 16 km (9.9 miles) off the coast of Fukishima . It is expected to be built by 2020. The Greater Gabbard wind farm has 140 wind turbines, three fewer than ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/01/23/giant-japanese-wind-f...

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