UMaine Composites Center Mentioned U.S. Department of Energy Blog Post

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center was featured in a U.S. Department of Energy blog post from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, titled “EERE celebrates offshore wind in Maine.” The post references the successful first year of the VolturnUS floating wind turbine deployed off Castine. UMaine used $12 million in funding from EERE to deploy the VolturnUS, a one-eighth scale prototype of a commercial scale offshore floating turbine, according to the post. “This is the first step toward developing an offshore wind industry in Maine,” the article states. “The university is setting a great example for the rest of the country for just how far we can go when we dedicate ourselves to clean energy innovation.”