Energy: Japan’s wind energy has huge potential

Japan has huge potential for alternative energy (photo:dpa)
Japan has huge potential for alternative energy (photo:dpa)

Japan has enormous potential to generate energy from alternative sources. Government figures estimate that floating offshore wind farms, together with other sources of alternative energy, would in theory provide enough energy to completely replace thermal and nuclear power in Japan. GIS expert, Professor Dr Stefan Lippert examines the alternatives in this special report.

WIND energy plays a marginal role in Japan’s power generation but it holds enormous potential. Onshore wind farms alone could power all of Japan in terms of sheer capacity.

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Japan has several thousand kilometres of coastline bordering the Pacific on the east, the S...

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