- Japan needs alternate sources of power because the country took all of its nuclear reactors offline following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011.
- The turbine’s goal is to see whether wind power is commercially feasible as an alternative to nuclear or fossil fuels.
- The floating turbine is anchored to the seabed by four 20-ton anchors. If a large wave were to jostle the floating wind turbine, the loose chains have enough slack to move without damaging the wind turbine.
Japan Completed the World’s Largest Floating Wind Turbine Last Week
8. 3. 15 by Kif Leswing