21 Aug 2013

Construction underway on world's largest offshore wind farm

Off the coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture, the area at the centre of 2011's nuclear disaster, construction of the world's largest wind farm has started.  The first 2MW turbine has recently been installed and the entire project is aiming to be completed by 2020.

The move is intended as part of a 25 year initiative for Fukushima to be completely reliant on renewable energy sources, swinging themselves away from oil, gas and nuclear.  This will be a massive boost to the reduction of the entire country's their level of greenhouse gas emissions and should set them in good stead for compliance with the second commitment in the Kyoto Protocol.

The Fukushima farm intends to produce around double that of the London Array in the Thames Estuary, which is the current holder of the world's largest offshore wind farm crown.

Thanks to Inhabitat for the original article

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