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A big turbine started spinning off Choshi in Chiba prefecture, writes Kyodo News. The 2.4 MW turbine produced its first power on Monday, as it was previously announced that the operation will commence this month. It has been installed within a research project with Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO). This 126 meter high turbine has […]
The Japanese ORIX Corporation has commenced a seabed geological survey off the coast of the Chiba Prefecture to investigate the feasibility of offshore wind power. ORIX is carrying out an acoustic seabed survey in the waters offshore Choshi to study the conditions, ground structure and the topography of the seabed. The company said it is using […]
Japan’s largest power company Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) and Ørsted have signed a memorandum of understanding to work jointly on offshore wind projects. TEPCO and Ørsted will work jointly on the Choshi offshore wind project near Tokyo, for which TEPCO has been carrying out a seabed survey to examine its feasibility, and […]
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) is mulling a 1,000MW project in Japan that could be built off Choshi in Chiba Prefecture, The Japan News (The Yomiuri Shimbun) reports. TEPCO plans to set up an offshore wind farm comprising 200 5MW wind turbines, installed on fixed-bottom foundations, according to The Japan News, which further writes that the Japanese […]
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) is launching its first commercial offshore wind turbine in Choshi, Japan, on 1 January 2019.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) has begun a seabed survey off the coast of Chiba Prefecture, Japan, to ascertain the bedrock structure of the seabed for a possible offshore wind farm.
Japan is set to collect power generation information from two offshore wind turbines, installed in different locations, in order to overcome technological barriers in this energy sector and use its offshore wind resources as an alternative to nuclear power, Bloomberg cites Masaharu Itoh, director of the new energy technology department of Japan’s New Energy and […]
On February 24 the Environment/Energy Zone of the Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) in Yokohama in 1994, will reopen following a complete renovation of its exhibits. Organized under the theme of “energy diversity,” the newly refurbished zone will feature actual exhibits, scale models and video presentations introducing MHI’s various […]
A wind turbine was erected off the coast of Choshi, Chiba Prefecture in Japan, in order to test the behaviour of offshore wind technology in rough conditions there. This area is known for its frequent typhoons and the fact that two tidal currents also meet there. The demonstration project will help figure out what system […]
Japanese government officials have revealed that the country’s first offshore wind farm is expected to begin producing electricity in January 2013. It is being jointly developed by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Tokyo Electric Power. Due to the Fukushima disaster last year, Japan is strongly working on generating energy from […]