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UMaine deepwater offshore wind technology tests proceeding in the Netherlands Print E-mail
The team from UMaine’s AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center, is testing 1/50th-scale models at an offshore wind basin owned by a Dutch company called Marin. Three different types of floating platforms are being tested 16 hours a day and are being subjected to different wind and wave intensity levels that mimic conditions in the Gulf of Maine in side-by-side comparison tests.  More...
 
UMaine Composites Center says its technology could be used to build earthquake resistant homes Print E-mail
The University of Maine Advanced Structures Composites Center says technology it's developing for the U.S. militiary could also be used to help victims of the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan. More...
 
Offshore wind developers to study in Netherlands Print E-mail
Maine researchers will spend a month in the Netherlands working at one of the world’s most advanced testing facilities, battering scale models of offshore wind turbines with every wind and wave simulation imaginable.  More...
 
Wind & Ocean Energy Seminar just weeks away Print E-mail
CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, is hosting the 2011 Wind & Ocean Energy Seminar, April 13-14 at the Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel in South Portland, Maine, USA. There is still time to register for this event.  More...
 
Winter 2011 Newsletter Print E-mail
Winter 2011 Newsletter
 
Official hopes firms will put turbines in the Gulf of Maine Print E-mail
Middle East instability may be one reason more people than expected attended or tuned in online Tuesday to a wind power developers conference at the University of MaineMore...
 
Deepwater Wind Power Given Boost From Report Print E-mail
Giant wind turbine installations floating more than 10 miles off the Maine coast could be able to generate electricity at rates competitive with conventional sources in 2020, according to a report being released today by the University of Maine.  More...
 
The Futurist Print E-mail
Imagine a wind turbine as tall as the Washington Monument. Imagine its trio of blades, each one the length of a Boeing 747 wingspan, sweeping two acres of vertical airspace. More...
 
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