Japan has finally built a wind turbine that can provide electricity to the entire country for 50 years!
A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind’s kinetic energy into electrical power. It is a mill that converts the energy of the wind into rotational energy using vanes called sails or blades. Centuries ago, windmills usually were used to mill grain, pump water, or both.
We all know that Japan is prone to typhoons, earthquakes, and tsunamis, that’s why they have always been serious with their architectural designs in the country. After the Fukushima disaster in 2011, the country hs been experiencing electricity shortage.
It would be an understatement to say that typhoons aren’t typically associated with something positive. In the natural world, they cause mass destruction, wiping out entire communities and leaving many bodies in their wake. But a Japanese engineer has constructed a wind turbine capable of harnessing the immense power of these storms in order to turn it into useful energy. If his project is successful, a single typhoon would have the ability to power Japan for 50 years.
“Typhoons are normally nothing but a disaster,” noted Atsushi Shimizu, the inventor of the world’s first typhoon turbine. Japan is no stranger to the destruction of typhoons. In fact, the country has already seen six typhoons in 2016 alone.
Shimizu’s highly durable eggbeater-shaped device was constructed to counteract Japan’s energy shortage, which has been an issue since the Fukushima disaster back in 2011. “Japan actually has a lot more wind power than it does solar power, it’s just not utilized,” Shimizu said.
Shimizu, the founder of green tech firm Challenergy, says Japan could be “a superpower of wind.”
Above he is showing off a model of his typhoon turbine. (Image: Challenergy)
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