Galway-based wind turbine manufacturer, C&F Green Energy, has reported their entire fleet of wind turbines installed across Japan successfully withstood the onslaught of Super Typhoon Jebi, the worst storm to hit the country in a generation.
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C&F Green Energy’s Sales and Marketing Director, Sean Ganley, commented, “C&F Green Energy’s fleet of wind turbines across Japan, close to 400 turbines in all with hundreds more commencing installation, have endured the worst storm conditions seen in Japan for a quarter of a century. Sadly, this extreme weather event had tragic consequences in some parts of Japan, and it was very important that we maintained close contact with our colleagues and customers across the country throughout Super Typhoon Jebi.
“We recorded gusts of well over 200 km/h on a number of our wind turbines, many of them positioned along the Pacific coast or on high, exposed ground. Hurricanes and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon: tropical cyclones, and surviving unscathed through such extreme weather events further endorses the value of premium-quality, small scale wind energy as a renewable energy source worldwide.”
Ganley concluded, “C&F Green Energy has invested heavily to become a world leader in distributed renewable energy. We have built this business organically, investing over €30m of C&F’s own funds over the last decade in developing a world-class range of products here in Ireland – wind turbines built to withstand the most extreme weather events, anywhere in the world.”