Japan is both
power-hungry and fossil-fuel reliant making for a bad combination but that could all soon change.
Japan has now successfully
tested a system relying on the deep ocean that could provide a reliable steady form of renewable energy
The giant sea turbine
called Kairyu looks like a 330-ton airplane which features two counter-rotating turbine fans
Japan has ambitious plans
to site the turbines in one of the world’s strongest currents and transmit the power via seabed cables.
Japan’s New Energy and
Industrial Technology Development Organization speculates that it could generate200 gigawatts of reliable energy.
This is the
equivalent of 60% of Japan’s present generating capacity.