UMaine Holds Presentation on Offshore Wind Power

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ORONO, Maine (WABI) - UMaine held a presentation about a planned floating offshore wind project.

The goal of the Aqua Ventus project at the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites center, is to install floating turbines off the Maine coast capable of generating power for 9-thousand homes.

According to Dr. Habib Dagher teamwork will be essential to moving the project forward.

"Across disciplines, across the university to work together to help solve some of those very challenging problems. So it's a call to action if you wish for all of us to work together in teams to solve our new energy economy challenge."

The hope is to scale up the design to generate even more power.