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Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2013’

  • Hitachi 5MW set for offshore debut

    Hitachi will start installing its first 5MW offshore turbine off the coast of eastern Japan by the end of March. The company tells Recharge that it will also begin testing a new version of its 2MW turbine for low-wind sites in early 2014 near the …

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  • 30MW of Wind Energy to Float Offshore Peterhead, Scotland

      The Crown Estate has granted an agreement for lease to Statoil for the next phase of its Hywind project, which will be located at a site in Buchan Deep, approximately 20-30 km off the coast of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. This 30MW scheme is set to …

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  • Japan weighs cut to hefty solar incentive

    TOKYO (Nikkei) — Japan’s industry ministry is looking to lower the generous price that utilities must pay for solar power, possibly by more than 20% over the next two years, to keep the incentive from becoming too great a drain on the households subsidizing it. …

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  • Fukushima Floating Wind Farm Uses First Subsea’s Cable Connectors

    Cable connectors for the Fukushima floating wind farm project, offshore Japan, are supplied by First Subsea to connect 66kV and 22kV cables to a 2MW wind turbine and floating substation. The facility’s floating 66kV power substation is the first of its kind for the offshore …

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  • Japan starts up offshore wind farm off Fukushima coast

    By ELAINE KURTENBACH National Nov. 12, 2013 – 06:50AM JST ( 19 ) Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kazuyoshi Akaba, right, and Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato push the start button during the launch ceremony of Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration Project in Iwaki, …

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  • Fukushima’s 2MW Floating Wind Turbine Starts Operating (Japan)

    Fukushima’s experimental offshore floating wind farm project started operating today. The installation of 2MW downwind-type floating wind turbine, 66kV floating power substation, extra-high voltage subsea cable and a dynamic cable at the testing area (1st phase) have been successfully completed. Subsequently, the experimental study of 2MW …

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  • VIDEO: Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Power Project

    Japan is speeding up with the development of its floating offshore wind projects, in an aim to move away from nuclear power and shift to renewables. Recently, a floating wind turbine of 2MW capacity started generating power near Nagasaki prefecture. In Fukushima prefecture, a group …

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  • Japan studies premium offshore FIT

    The Japanese government may offer a higher feed-in tariff (FIT) for offshore wind projects in a bid to spur development. Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has formed a six-member panel to investigate the issue and submit a recommendation by the end of …

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  • 10 Utilities In Black For 1st Time Since ’11 Quake

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–The nation’s 10 largest utilities posted a combined pretax profit for the April-September period, reaching the black for the first time since the March 2011 disaster that has kept most nuclear power plants offline. They logged a combined pretax profit of 47.6 billion yen, …

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  • Liberalized Electric Power Exchange To Run 24-7

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Japan’s wholesale electricity market will start operating all year long and around the clock as early as 2016 to spur trading and competition as the retail market opens up that year. The Japan Electric Power Exchange matches bids to buy and sell electricity between …

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