UMaine unveils unique base for floating wind turbine that could provide glimpse into future 

The University of Maine unveiled the floating platform of VolturnUS, a one-of-a-kind offshore wind turbine that officials hope will shape the future of energy. VolturnUS will be the first grid-connected floating wind turbine in North America and the first concrete-composite floating turbine in the world, Kleinschmidt, serving on the UMaine Consortium’s Permitting and Policy Team, is providing permitting services related to the deployment of 1/8 scale test turbines in state waters.