UMaine Tests New Turbine
ORONO, Maine (AP) _ The University of Maine has tested its largest wind turbine blade to date.
UMaine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center completed static strength testing this month of a 184-foot-long wind turbine blade built in North America for a Spanish company.
Juan Diego Díaz, marketing director for Gamesa, which produced the blade, said North America is a logical place for product development and to support commercial opportunities in the region. He says the company was impressed by the UMaine center's ``testing quality, safety and attention to detail.''
UMaine composites center director Habib Dagher says the center is honored to have served one of the world's leading wind turbine manufacturers.