Japan trial set for floating offshore wind turbines

04/10/2013 | North American Windpower online

Japan's Fukushima nuclear-power disaster may provide the spark for development of offshore wind turbines that float rather than being anchored to the seabed. Japan is launching a demonstration project for the concept, motivated by the $100 million daily cost of using liquified natural gas to replace electricity lost from the wrecked reactors. Eventually, a 1,000-megawatt wind farm is contemplated.

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