The report summarizes the more than $140 million in funding awards for 64 offshore wind projects that the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Wind and Water Program has made between fiscal years 2006-2012. These awards fall under two activity areas: Technology Development and Market Acceleration and Deployment.
Overview of test specifications and facility specifications at the Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC) designed to help the wind industry deploy the next generation of land-based and offshore wind turbine technologies.
The report examines what is distinctive about research, knowledge generation, and scientific and technical education in Maine. It presents recommendations for actions addressing research and development funding, ways to catalyze the development of clusters, and the need to expand the human resources needed for cluster development. Opportunities for Maine's composites and advanced materials cluster are cited for their high potential in manufacturing/assembly of wind turbines, towers, and blades.
Brochure for the University of Maine (UMaine) Advanced Structures & Composite Center, listing its ISO and IEC accredited testing standards, and overall capabilities.