While some of Japan's nuclear plants have suffered disaster and are spewing dangerous radiation into the skies, Japan's wind facilities apparently escaped damage. A Japan Wind Energy spokesperson said:, "there has been no wind facility damage reported by any [Japan Wind Energy Association] members, from either the earthquake or the tsunami,"
The Kamisu facility which is an offshore wind farm was only 186 miles from the epicenter of the largest quake ever recorded in Japan. It has blades as big as a jumbo jet but it survived due to what is said to be its battle proof design.
The nation's electric companies have asked all of the wind farms to maximise power production to make up for shortfalls as a result of the failure of dangerous nuclear plants that were far beyond their expected life span.
Wind turbines do not need to be near a source of water. If they fail no one is going to possibly loose their lives as a result. Compared to nuclear power plants they are relatively simple.