Japan to See Floating Wind Turbines by End of the Year

Japan could see a floating wind and current hybrid power generation system, the world’s first, off its coast by the end of this year, writes CBS.

Mitsui Ocean Development & Engineering Company (MODEC), a leading offshore technology company specializing in floating oil and gas production systems from Japan, has developed SKWID (Savonius Keel & Wind Turbine Darrieus).

By harvesting the renewable energy from never-ending currents and strong and continuous ocean winds, the pioneering technology of the SKWID provides cost-effective power generation with minimal environmental impact.

As the NHK News reports, the wind turbine will be 47 meters high with diameter of 15 meters.

Once operational, the wind turbine will be able to power about 300 households.

Press release, May 14, 2013; Image: modec

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