DeepCwind Consortium

UMaine offshore wind team engaged in international race to use lasers to gauge ocean wind speeds

Written by John Poulin Wednesday, 06 March 2013

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine is in the midst of an international race to develop a new system to measuring winds high above the oceans and advance the push for offshore wind power.

UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center is working on a buoy-based light detection and ranging system, or LiDAR, which it hopes to deploy in the Gulf of Maine by late May or early June, according the center’s director, Habib Dagher.

Read more: Bangor Daily News.

   

DeepCwind Consortium Summer Internship Program Accepting Applications

Written by Joshua Plourde Friday, 25 January 2013

Are you interested in kick-starting your renewable energy career? Want to work with the world's leading research program in deepwater offshore wind technology sector? The DeepCwind Consortium and Advanced Structures and Composites Center are paving the way toward a clean, sustainable future and you can be a part of it!

Applications for the 2013 DeepCwind Consortium Summer Internship Program are due by March 30, 2013, 11:59 PM EST.

To learn more about the 2013 Summer Internship Program and to apply, click here.

   

Maine Offshore Wind Project Gets Key Approval

Written by John Poulin Friday, 25 January 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Norwegian energy giant Statoil gained key approval Thursday in its bid to build one of the nation's first offshore wind power projects off Maine's Boothbay Harbor.

The $120 million project would put four, three-megawatt wind turbines 12 miles off the coast on floating spar-buoy structures tethered to the seabed in 460 feet of water.

Read More on Nytimes.com

   

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