Japan to take first steps into offshore wind energy

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The Japan Daily Press

Pretty soon, Japan’s coastal areas will be home to marine wind turbines in an effort to create even more zero emission energy sources. A 126 meter tall wind turbine, embedded in the seabed on the eastern tip of the Kanto Plain and the biggest wind turbine in Japan is set to start operations early 2013.

After the Fukushima disaster of 2011, it has become imperative for the government to look into developing renewable sources of energy, particularly solar and wind. Studies have shown that marine wind turbines have much more potential rather than the land-based ones because of Japan’s geographical make-up, surrounded by seas and mountains.