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Juan Rodriguez

Fukushima will turn into the World's Largest Wind Farm

By January 24, 2013

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Off shore wind farm

From one of the world's worst nuclear disaster to the World's largest Wind Farm. The amazing project,just ten miles off the coast of Fukushima, site of the nuclear disaster that followed the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan could be completed by 2020. The 1 GW project will double what today is the largest wind farm, a 504 MW project called the Greater Gabbard farm. The new project could be designed using only 143 turbines mounted on floating steel frames anchored to the continental shelf below. Japan is quickly moving into renewable energy after the feed-in-tariff was set up by the government on 2012, action that will also push forward plans for the biggest solar farm in the country. Engineers are considering that the area is an earthquake prone area and that also receives typhoons and tsunamis regularly. The country plans to eventually shut down all of its nuclear plants and replace them with wind and solar plants.

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