Environment and Clean Energy, Invitation

Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Maine: Current and Future Prospects – Invitation

Guest Speaker: Dr. Habib Dagher, Director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at University of Maine Orono will be speaking 

Wednesday, November 8th
6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Portsmouth Public Library – Levenson Room

Dr. Dagher is leading a consortium of institutions and companies building the first pilot floating wind power project in the Western Hemisphere, expected to be up-and-running off Monhegan Island, Maine in the next few years. He has been at the forefront of the state’s offshore wind research for more than decade now, and has a wealth of experience and perspective to offer.

According to the federal Dept. of Energy, offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine has a total potential to power the entire East Coast, and tapping just a small percentage of that total – combined with solar and other renewable sources – could provide all the power NH and neighboring states need to be self-sufficient, zero-carbon and sustainable in coming decades. Please join us on November 8th to get an update from a leading expert on making a sustainable energy future for our region possible.

Free and Open to the Public – refreshments served

 

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