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2020/03/23
FIT for FY2020 is announced by METI

Japanese METI/ANRE announced FIT prices for fiscal year 2020.
It will be applied for projects approved after April 2020.

再生可能エネルギーの2018年度の買取価格・賦課金単価等を決定しました
by ANR…
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2020/02/27
JWPA and GWEC launch joint Task Force to drive offshore wind growth in Japan

The Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have launched a joint Japan Offshore Wind Task Force (JOWTF) with key local and global industry players to accelerate…
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2020/01/15
Installed capacity of wind power generation at the end of 2019: 3,923 MW, 2,414 units

JWPA announces the installed capacity of wind power generation in Japan as of the end of December 2019.
They are surveyed by the JWPA.

The cumulative installed capacity at the end of December, 20…
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2019/06/15
JWPA celebrates Global Wind Day in 2019

©YOICHI YABE 

The JWPA celebrates our 12th Wind Day, since the 1st off-European Wind Day at Yokohama in 2008.
The accumulated GWD events in Japan exceed 180 with over 10,000 participants.
We ho…
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2019/05/21
Japan has 5th floating offshore wind turbine. NEDO’s 2 bladed 3MW at at Kitakyushu.

A new 3MW floating offshore wind turbine has officially start operation at 15km offshore from Kitakyushu port in Fukuoka pref. on 21 May 2019.
It was developed by Japanese NEDO(New Energy and Indust…
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2019/01/16
Installed capacity of wind power generation at the end of 2018: 3,653 MW, 2,310 units (Revised on 1 Feb.)

JWPA announces the installed capacity of wind power generation in Japan as of the end of December 2018.
They are surveyed by the JWPA.

The cumulative installed capacity at the end of December, 2…
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2018/11/30
Japanese Diets approves offshore wind promotion law

Japanese both Diets has approved new offshore wind promotion law at noon on 30 Nov.2018.
Some supplementary resolutions are added by the Diet discussion.
- To take care of fishing industry (Fisherm…
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2018/09/18
Wind turbines in Japan suffered by typhoons and earthquakea (and winter lightning)

Two strong typhoons and one huge earthquake attacked Japan in Aug. and Sep. 2018.

Typhoon Cimarron (Category 3 by SSHS) fell down one MHI 600kW Wtg at Awaji city in Hyogo pref. on 24 Aug.
Offi…
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2018/08/10
NEDO's new floating 2 bladed wind turbine completed at Kitakyushu port

Rev. The floating turbine has been anchored 15km offshore from Kitakyushu city and under commissioning work.
NEDO will announce the official start operation soon. On 24 Sep. 2018

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2018/06/24
NEDO's new floater set sail from Osaka/Sakai to Kitakyushu

NEDO's barge type floating body, "Hibiki" of a floating offshore wind power generation system for experiments was towed by the five tugboats in the Kanmon Strait. 
It left HITZ dockyard in Osaka on…
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