UMaine Wins Major Federal Grant for Offshore Wind Development

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced what may be the largest research award ever granted in the Maine: If approved by Congress, the grant will send up to $47 million dollars to the University of Maine for development of offshore wind energy. The University was one of just seven organizations awarded grants out of a field of 70. As Jennifer Mitchell reports, the University's composites facility, which has been on the cutting edge of renewable energy technology, has big plans for the money, and is hoping that its project will change the face of wind energy in America.