Wind Power Testing Begins off Boothbay, Castine

Wind Farm, photo: Alan O'Neill / Statoil

Portland Press Herald: Efforts to make Maine a global leader in offshore wind power are moving ahead this spring on 2 fronts: A small model of the country’s first floating wind turbine will be installed off Castine, and testing will escalate for a pilot wind park off Boothbay Harbor.

Both projects were among seven nationally that won $4 million in federal grants last year to help develop utility-scale offshore wind technologies. They are competing for a follow-up award of as much as $50 million next year for commercial operation.

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