Ever since that giant earthquake and tsunami knocked out many of Japan’s nuclear power plants, the country has been scrambling to provide enough electricity for its people and businesses.
Things have gotten so bad that the Japanese plan to bolt power-producing wind turbines onto barges and float them in the ocean near where the nuclear plants were lost.
Call it “floating offshore wind.” This will be different than other offshore wind turbines that are anchored into the earth. This also may turn out to be the largest single wind farm in the world – off or on shore – producing as much as 1,000 megawatts of electricity.
That’s roughly the equivalent of two traditional coal or natural gas-fueled power plants.
To learn more, check out this Bloomberg article.