Mar 23, 2016

Japan's Obayashi considers major offshore wind project

Obayashi Corp. is considering building a wind power project with as much as 455 megawatts of capacity off the coast of Akita Prefecture, amid a push by the local government to expand the use of clean energy. The Tokyo-based construction company plans to begin ...

Global wind power capacity tops nuclear energy for first time

Feb 20, 2016

Global wind power capacity tops nuclear energy for first time

The capacity of wind power generation worldwide reached 432.42 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2015, up 17 percent from a year earlier and surpassing nuclear energy for the first time, according to data released by global industry bodies. The generation capacity of wind ...

Hitachi plans wind energy parts production line

Sep 2, 2015

Hitachi plans wind energy parts production line

Hitachi Ltd. plans to expand its reach into the market for offshore wind projects by adding a production line to make key turbine parts used in some of the largest wind-generation systems currently available. The Tokyo-based company is considering adding a line to produce ...

Jun 22, 2015

Largest offshore wind turbine unveiled in Fukushima

A huge floating wind turbine for an experimental offshore power generation project was unveiled Monday at Onahama port in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture. With an output capacity of 7,000 kilowatts, the turbine is the largest piece of offshore wind power generation equipment in the world. ...

Dec 23, 2014

¥300 billion allocated for energy projects

The government plans to spend ¥300 billion promoting renewable energy and helping small businesses cope with pricier fuel bills, according to informed sources. The package will be adopted at a Cabinet meeting Saturday. It is expected to include a program promoting the development of ...

Dec 5, 2014

SoftBank to invest in airborne wind turbine developer Altaeros

SoftBank Corp. will invest $7 million in Altaeros Energies Inc., a U.S. company developing airborne wind turbines. Altaeros is working to commercialize technology to lift wind turbines into consistently high altitudes so they can produce more power than tower-mounted turbines, the companies said in ...

Nov 27, 2014

Honda completes construction of wind power plant in Brazil

Honda Motor Co. has completed the construction of its wind power plant in Brazil to generate electricity matching the amount needed for the automaker’s four-wheel vehicle production in the country. On Wednesday, the Japanese automaker held a ceremony in Xangri-la in the southern state ...