The release of a report about the value of offshore wind power brought several media mentions of research being done at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, which is looking at deepwater offshore wind turbines in the Gulf of Maine.
Center director Habib Dagher told the Bangor Daily News that, while growing technologies such as offshore wind power need to be incentivized, his team and Gov. Paul LePage share the same goal, which is to create jobs and reduce costs. The New Hampshire Business Review mentioned that the only offshore wind activity cited for the state is the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Ocean Renewable Energy receiving a $700,000 Department of Energy Grant in 2009 to participate in the DeepCWind consortium, led by UMaine. The website Power Engineering also noted UMaine’s wind research.
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