Floating Windmills in Japan Help Wind Down Nuclear Power

Floating Windmills in Japan Help Wind Down Nuclear Power

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floating wind turbine by Hywind via Flickr CCJapan is preparing to bolt turbines onto barges and build the world’s largest commercial power plant using floating windmills.

The partners are tackling the engineering challenges of an unproven technology to cut the nation’s reliance on atomic energy.

Developers are erecting the 16-megawatt pilot plant off the coast of Fukushima, site of the nuclear accident that pushed the government to pursue cleaner energy.

 

(READ the Bloomberg story in SF Chronicle)

Photo by Hywind via Flickr

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