Tesday, May 11th, 9:00-10:00 am
There is an international race to develop floating wind turbine technologies. Educators and students are cordially invited to learn about these technologies and how they can help Maine mitigate climate change and keep more energy dollars in the state. Dr. Habib Dagher, executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine, will be leading a webinar about the pioneering research in floating offshore wind being conducted at UMaine.
Dr. Dagher will give a presentation geared towards middle school and high school audiences that will cover the engineering of floating wind turbines. How does one design floating turbines that can survive 500-year storms? How is the power brought back to shore? How are these turbines anchored to the seabed? How many turbines does one need to power Maine?
The event is free but limited to 1,000 participants. Please register ASAP!
- Did you know that harnessing just 3% of the Gulf of Maine offshore wind resource can provide enough electricity to heat every home and drive every car in Maine?
- The Gulf of Maine’s offshore wind capacity is equivalent to that of 156 nuclear power plants.
- Researchers at UMaine are working with NASA to optimize the design of floating offshore wind platforms.
Learn this and more during Dr. Dagher’s presentation.
For more information contact Advanced Structures & Composites Center.