WABI reports on Dagher’s offshore wind power talk

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a talk given Feb. 6 on the University of Maine campus by Habib Dagher, executive director and founder of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Dagher’s talk was an update on Aqua Ventus, a planned floating offshore wind project. The goal is to install floating turbines off the Maine coast that will be capable of generating power for 9,000 homes, and to possibly scale up the design to generate even more power, WABI reported. Dagher said an important element moving forward will be teamwork, “across disciplines, across the university to help solve some of those very challenging problems. So it’s a call to action, if you wish, for all of us to work together in teams to solve our new energy economy challenge.”