Energy / Climate Change

February 28, 2007


Fuji Heavy's Wind Turbine Wins New Energy Award

Keywords: Government Non-manufacturing industry Renewable Energy 

On November 28, 2006, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan announced that its wind turbine SUBARU80/2.0 won the 2006 Director-General's Award from the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy at the 11th New Energy Awards. The awards have been sponsored by the New Energy Foundation since fiscal 1996 to raise awareness and promote the introduction of new energy technologies.

For this award, SUBARU80/2.0 was strongly evaluated as a new type of two-megawatt wind turbine that deals with natural conditions unique to Japan, including typhoons, unique geography and lightning. The turbine features: Japan's first down wind configuration that utilizes blow-up winds and protects against turbulent winds; easy transportation to mountainous areas by using separable components, such as the nacelle and blades; and stricter lightning-resistant specifications than international standards, which can greatly reduce problems and accidents caused by lightning.

The first turbine was installed in Hasaki, Kamisu City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The company plans to start mass production of the system in 2007.

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Posted: 2007/02/28 09:12:59 AM
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