List of offshore wind farms in Japan

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This is a list of operational, offshore wind farms in Japan (within the national maritime boundaries).

List[edit]

Wind farm Prefecture Wind turbine model Unit power (MW) No. of Units Total (MW) Commissioning date Developer Owner / operator Coordinates Notes and references
Setana Wind Farm Hokkaido Prefecture Vestas V47 0.6 MW 2 1.2 MW Close to shore [1]
Sakata Offshore Wind Farm Yamagata Prefecture Vestas V80 2.0 MW 8 (3 onshore) 16 MW [2]
Wind Power Kamisu Ibaraki Prefecture Subaru 80 2 MW 7 14 MW Close to shore, survived exposure to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[3][4][5]
Fukushima Floating Wind Turbine Fukushima Prefecture 2 MW 1 2 MW November 2013 [6][7]

List of projects[edit]

Wind farm project Prefecture Wind turbine model Unit power (MW) No. of Units Total (MW) Commissioning date Developer Owner / operator Coordinates Notes and references
Kitakyushu Fukuoka Prefecture 44 Kyuden Mirai Cost 175bn yen ($1.5bn) [8]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Offshore wind farms planned," Japan Times, May 9, 2010; retrieved 13 Dec 2010; Kawasaki Heavy Industries, "Japan’s First Offshore Wind Power System Delivered to Hokkaido"
  2. ^ "Datasheet for Sakata Offshore Wind Farm". LORC Knowledge. 2011-03-14. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  3. ^ 4C Offshore site page, accessed 11 February 2011
  4. ^ "First domestic open sea wind power plant starts operation," Denki Shimbun. July 23, 2010.[dead link]
  5. ^ Wood, Elisa (2011-05-25). "The Dangers of Energy Generation". Renewable Energy World. Archived from the original on 2011-06-03. 
  6. ^ Elaine Kurtenbach. "Japan starts up offshore wind farm near Fukushima" The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 November 2013. Accessed: 11 November 2013.
  7. ^ Fukushima Forward pamphlet
  8. ^ "Japanese land $1.5bn offshore gig". reNEWS - Renewable Energy News. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.