Why floating turbines are so important to Maine’s offshore wind prospects
- Aug 7, 2020 10:13 pm GMT
This 2013 file photo shows the country's first floating wind turbine works off the coast of Castine, Maine. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty
Written By: David Thill
The ocean waters off the state’s coasts are too deep for conventional offshore wind, so researchers are innovating.
Maine’s best hope for tapping into its offshore wind potential took a major step forward this week when developers announced a $100 million investment in a floating turbine project that’s been in the works for more than decade.
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