First Japanese Offshore Wind Farm to Start Operating in January
Japanese government officials have revealed that the country’s first offshore wind farm is expected to begin producing electricity in January 2013.
It is being jointly developed by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Tokyo Electric Power.
Due to the Fukushima disaster last year, Japan is strongly working on generating energy from renewable sources. At the moment its nuclear capacity totals at 46.15GW, therefore, a lot of work still needs to be done.
The country’s estimated offshore wind capacity is 1,600GW, with an aim to build commercial offshore wind farms soon, the Reuters writes.
The first offshore wind farm is located off the coast of Choshi, east of Tokyo.
Offshore WIND staff, July 4, 2012