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Japan to build up world's largest offshore wind farm

Japan to build up world's largest offshore wind farm

Japan is to build the world's largest offshore wind farm to replace the crippled nuke plant at Fukushima following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The country plans to build a total of 143 wind turbines on platforms 16 km off the coast of Fukushima by 2020, which is home to the stricken Daiichi nu­clear reactor that hit the headlines in March 2011 when it was damaged by a severe earthquake and tsunami. The wind farm will generate 1 GW of power once completed, and is part of a national plan to increase renewable energy resources following the post-tsunami shutdown of the country's 54 nuclear reactors. The project is part of Fukushima's plan to become completely energy self-sufficient by 2040, using renewable sources alone. The prefecture is also set to build the country's biggest solar park.
The wind farm will surpass the 504 MW generated by the 140 turbines at the Greater Gabbard farm off the coast of Suf­folk, UK – currently the world's largest farm.

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