Emissions, Renewables, Wind

Japanese report to aid wind energy development

17 August 2005 – The Japanese government hopes that a national wind quality study currently being carried out will encourage further domestic growth in the renewable industry.

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization first began studying problems with wind turbines in 2004 and is currently putting the information into a report.

To be published by 2007, the report will list wind quality information region by region along with guidelines on wind turbines and the conditions for installation.

Home to one of the fastest growing wind energy industries in Asia, Japan has set a target of having 3000 MW of wind capacity installed by 2010 as it strives to meet its Kyoto targets. It currently has around 930 MW.