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UMaine, NRG Systems, AWS Truepower, Leosphere form wind energy R&D partnership Print E-mail
The University of Maine's (UMaine) Advanced Structures and Composites Center (Orono Maine) announced Oct. 18 a partnership intended to gather measurements of wind activity at "hub height" (that is, at a distance above the water equal to the height of the rotor on an offshore wind turbine) in deepwater locations in the Gulf of Maine. The ASCC's partners are NRG Systems Inc. (Hinesburg, Vt.) which will supply the system that will be used to take the measurements; AWS Truepower LLC (Albany, N.Y.), UMaine’s Physical Oceanography Group, and Leosphere SAS (Orsay, France).  More...
Floating Offshore LIDAR System Planned For Gulf Of Maine Print E-mail
The University of Maine's (UMaine) Advanced Structures and Composites Center, NRG Systems Inc., AWS Truepower LLC, UMaine's Physical Oceanography Group and Leosphere SAS have established a research and development partnership to gather deepwater hub-height wind measurements in the Gulf of Maine.  More...
UMaine in partnership to continue developing online offshore wind database Print E-mail
The University of Maine and the U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative (USOWC) have announced a partnership to co-develop WindHUB, USOWC's new online resource for stakeholders interested in the emerging U.S. offshore wind industry.  More ...

State should maintain long-term vision of offshore wind energy Print E-mail
Ken Fletcher, director of the Office of Energy Independence and Security, did his job in protecting the public's interests when he expressed concerns about Statoil North America's proposal to test floating turbine wind energy technology off the coast of Maine. However, it's important to recognize that the economic projections Fletcher found troublesome relate specifically to a research and development project, not to offshore wind energy generation as an industry.  More...
UMaine doctoral student wins scholarship to study "under-the-hood" plastics Print E-mail
A Turkish student pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Maine has received a scholarship to study new methods of using natural materials to make automotive plastics.  More...
Floating turbines research on track Print E-mail
Floating turbines researachon track as new wind power study touts value of offshore power generation.  A consortium of environmental groups released a report Thursday touting the value of offshore wind power along the Atlantic seaboard and urges federal and state governments to act aggressively to support its development, even as Maine researchers are moving toward placing a scale model of a floating turbine in the Gulf of Maine next spring.  More...
A Bridge for Brooklyn Print E-mail
Advanced Structures and Composites Center Contributes to Brooklyn Bridge Park Project   More...
TideSmart Radio Interview with Dr. Habib Dagher Print E-mail
TideSmart Talk with Stevoe continued on Saturday July 21 with a discussion on citizen-led community renewal followed by a conversation about UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. More.
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