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"The World's Biggest Farm..."

3 years 11 months 3 weeks ago May 31, 2013 May 31, 2013 Friday, May 31 2013 May 31, 2013 2:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

The Tohuku earthquake and the tsunami that leveled Fukushima in 2011 produced a positive development that Louisiana could investigate. Experts have created a plan to complete a self sufficient energy system by 2040, utilizing an entirely renewable source. This summer, construction will begin on the world's most powerful wind farm with the assembly of a 200-meter-high, 2-megawatt turbine. The project will also incorporate a substation and undersea cables. The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society reports that 143 Turbines will be located 16 kilometers off the Fukushima coast and will be constructed to withstand tsunamis, earthquakes and typhoons. The amount of power generated could exceed one gigawatt, greater than the record 504 megawatts currently generated off the coast of Suffolk, England. The farm could compliment Japan's 54 nuclear sites.

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