• 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.

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