A recent Bangor Daily News Article explores some of the biggest challenges facing the global Offshore Wind and the Floating Offshore Wind Industry in Maine.
Annually, the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) hosts the American Floating Offshore Wind Technical Summit (AFloat), bringing industry experts, offshore wind professionals, and offshore wind researchers together to discuss the problems facing the Offshore Wind industry, how we can solve those problems, and steps moving forward to combat a global energy crisis.
This past AFloat Summit, held on September 26-27 in Portland, Maine, professionals discussed Floating Offshore Wind programs, the establishment of a research array to generate 3,000 megawatts of renewable energy, the impact of floating turbines on the environment, port infrastructure, and how to finance a floating wind farm.
Bringing people together from different aspects of the Offshore Wind Industry is AFloat’s main goal: providing a forum for experts to discuss and interpret findings is the best way for the global community to start making headway on the fabrication of Floating wind turbines, and combating a global energy crisis.
Click here to view AFloat 2023 session panel recordings, and hear from numerous Offshore Wind experts on the future of floating wind.