E&E News reports on UMaine’s floating offshore wind research
E&E News’ Climatewire reported on floating offshore wind technology research at the University of Maine in an article about the developments occurring in the field. The article noted UMaine’s collaboration with New England Aqua Ventus, LLC (NEAV), a joint venture between Diamond Offshore Wind, a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation, and RWE Renewables to develop UMaine’s floating offshore wind technology demonstration project off the coast of Maine. Habib Dagher, founding director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, discussed the time UMaine researchers began exploring alternative energy sources in 2009 when the price for heating oil climbed to $4.00 per gallon and an economic crisis was looming. “It was not sustainable and a big crisis in the state,” he said. The Scientific American shared the article.