PPH cites UMaine-designed floating concrete platform for offshore wind turbines

The Portland Press Herald reported that developers of a planned offshore wind energy research array, Pine Tree Offshore Wind, have asked state regulators to approve a 20-year electricity supply contract with terms they say are essential to their investing $1.2 billion in a project that could help launch a new renewable energy industry in Maine. The article says that the partnership laid out how the deal, known as a power purchase agreement, is vital to Maine’s ability to develop a major new industry based on a patented floating concrete platform designed at the University of Maine. The Sun Journal, CentralMaine.com and Associated Press shared the PPH report. The Bangor Daily News, Boston Globe, U.S. News and World Report and other outlets shared the AP summary.