JAPAN TO STUDY OCEAN ENERGY
Japan Plans $154 Million Offshore Plant to Study Ocean Power, Yomiuri Says
Stuart Biggs, August 25, 2010 (Bloomberg News)
"Japan’s government is planning a 13 billion yen ($154 million) power plant to study how to generate electricity from the ocean…
"Construction is expected to be completed by 2012…"
Japan is ready to move from academia to the real world. (click to enlarge)
"In addition to using the movement of waves and ocean currents to rotate turbines, the project will harness energy generated through the transfer of heat between surface water and deep water…Oceanic power research in Japan has been limited to universities and lags behind work done in the U.S. and UK…
"…Japan’s coastal areas [are estimated to] have an ocean power generation capacity of as much as 50 gigawatts, equivalent to ‘dozens’ of nuclear plants…"