Feb 14, 2014

Wind lobby raps environment reports

by Chisaki Watanabe

Japan’s effort to obtain more power from wind turbines is being held up by requirements that force developers to conduct environmental impact assessments, undermining government support for the industry, according to a lobby group. The rules requiring the assessments for wind developers took effect ...

Project tests viability of offshore floating wind turbines

Apr 4, 2013

Project tests viability of offshore floating wind turbines

A rare type of floating offshore wind turbine is being tested about 1 km off Kabashima, a 9-sq.-km island with some 110 households in Nagasaki Prefecture. The wind turbine, with a 22-meter propeller arc diameter, generates 100 kwh and has been in operation since ...