Floating wind can inspire Japan

Japan is one of the most exciting energy markets in the world today. The closure of all its nuclear reactors is a challenge that requires an effort out of the ordinary, and new renewables technology needs to play a large part in the solution.

As a novice to Japanese films, I recently stumbled across one of the most inspiring movies I have seen, an animated masterpiece called The Wind Rises. Based on a true story from prewar times, it tells of a young Japanese engineer and his dream of building aeroplanes. In his daydreams he meets the pioneering Italian aeronautics engineer Giovanni Caproni, who makes a short but powerful statement: “Inspiration unlocks the future — technology will catch up.”

The phrase stuck in my mind, and although I realise it is probably timeless, it feels more Log in to read complete article.

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