Experimental wind power along the Maine Coast
Deep water sections of the coast within state waters are being considered for testing mooring and platform designs for wind power installations. I imagine the areas around Vinalhaven and Isle au Haut will be most disconcerting to sailors, fishermen and land owners.
I expect the mouth of the Sheepscot River will prove most attractive due to the relative nearness to shore, transmission lines and industrial docking facilities (Bath Iron Works, Wiscasset nuclear power electrical grid).
Portland YC members would be none too thrilled about towers along the Monhegan Island Race route.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out between now and December when the site selections will be made (afaik).
Last edited by rbgarr; 09-18-2009 at 10:18 AM.
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”