With all of the damage in the recent Japanese earthquakes and the continuing concern about Japanese nuclear reactors after the quakes, it is good to hear that so far none of the Japanese wind farms have been reported damaged. As Kelly Rigg, from the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA), writes on the Huffington Post:
“Colleagues and I have been directly corresponding with Yoshinori Ueda leader of the International Committee of the Japan Wind Power Association & Japan Wind Energy Association, and according to Ueda there has been no wind facility damage reported by any association members, from either the earthquake or the tsunami.”
She goes on to say that even Kamisu Wind Farm, 300 km from the earthquake’s epicenter was undamaged thanks to its “anti-earthquake battle proof design”. Currently, most Japanese wind farms are operational with some still offline due to grid failures as a result of the Earthquake and tsunami.