In the year 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima took place which made a lot of people living in Japan against such activities and therefore electricity generation from nuclear power has been limited to a great extent in Japan. The intention is to close all the nuclear power plant in Japan because it is situated in region where most dangerous faults are present. The new government decided to think green and provided an idea of building wind farm in Fukushima. The Fukushima wind farm will heal the wounds of every inhabitant and investor who lost had lost much in previous disasters that took place in country, whether naturally or synthetically. However this project comes on the heels of other investments in renewable energy, such as a 7,000 kW solar power plant that was constructed last month by TEPCO.
It is expected that project will be commissioned by the year 2015 with a total of 143 wind turbines projected to be erected 16 km from Fukushima by 2020. This new wind farm of Japan is expected to yield more power than worlds current largest wind farm at the Greated Gobbard farm near Suffolk, UK.
The 200 meter-high turbines will be built on floating steel frames stabilized with ballast and anchored to the continental shelf surrounding the Japanese coast. The computer simulations prove that current seismic activity in Japan will not pose any risk to these turbines. The design and analysis was conducted in University of Tokyo headed by project manager Takeshi Ishihara.