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Tepco joins Scandinavian trial to bring floating wind farms to Japan

Sixth largest maritime nation has potential to become renewables hub

TetraSpar's lightweight floating foundation could be effective in the deep waters off Japan and spur the construction of more offshore wind farms. (Photo courtesy of Stiesdal Offshore Technologies)

TOKYO -- Floating wind turbines atop the ocean could be the next big thing for renewable energy, and Japan is keen to learn the know-how.

Despite its small land area, Japan is the world's sixth-largest maritime nation by the size of its exclusive economic zone. The deep waters that surround the country and its long coastline give it the potential to become a hub for floating wind farms. 

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