• Japan to develop floating wind-energy generating system off Fukushima’s coast

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    Japan is now looking for cleaner sources to power up and seems to have learned a bitter lesson from the recent nuclear power disaster at Fukushima. Now, Marubeni Corp along with the University of Tokyo and a bunch of other organizations will begin testing the feasibility of a floating wind power generation system. To be located off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, the project is funded by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and will sport floating windmills that are anchored to the seabed. The energy will then be sent back to shore. The Fukushima Prefecture could have quite a bit of green energy trickled into its grids, helping power Japanese homes with renewable energy.
    [Via TechOn]

    Posted in Topics:Alternative Energy, Tags: , on March 9, 2012