News Center Maine, WMTW cite UMaine floating turbine research

News Center Maine and WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) reported on the plans for the first offshore turbine off the Maine coast, which will be designed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Gov. Janet Mills applied for a lease last October from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for 15 square miles of ocean to set up an array of floating research turbines, developed at the University of Maine. The turbine will be 400-feet tall and float 14 miles off the Maine coast, 2 miles south of Monhegan Island. The turbine will be deployed in 2024 and will generate enough electricity for more than 5,000 homes.