The second annual Maine Wind Energy Week May 9-15.
For the 2nd year, the second week of May is officially Maine Wind Week with a number of public activities to allow Maine citizens to learn more about wind energy in Maine. These activities include opportunities for the public to meet companies involved in creating wind energy projects as well as understand the technology involved in creating these products. The following is a brief schedule and description of events.
Maine Wind Blade Challenge, May 13th, University of Maine, Orono
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annual Maine Wind Blade & Storm Challenge will be hosted by the University of Maine AWEC Advanced Structures and Composite Center and the Maine Composites Alliance in partnership with the Maine Wind Industry Initiative. School Teams are invited to design and build the most efficient wind blades which will be tested in a competitive setting. For the first time this year the competition will include the Wind Storm Challenge, a floating wind turbine design competition. The event includes exhibitions and demonstrations from Maine wind and composite companies. www.mainewindbladechallenge.com
NMCC Wind Technician Graduation, May 14th Presque Isle Maine.
The first class of students from the new Northern Maine Community College Wind Technician Program will graduate earning recognized associates degrees. NMCC's Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 14, at 10:00 a.m. at the Forum. http://www.nmcc.edu/media/download_gallery/NR11055.pdf
2011 East Grand Adventure Race, May 14th, Danforth Maine.
The East Grand Adventure Race, hosted by the East Grand High School Outdoor Education Program, is an exciting multifaceted race that includes mountain biking, orienteering, climbing and canoeing. The biking leg of the adventure runs along the magnificent highlands for the Stetson Mountain Wind Project and is sponsored by First Wind. During this leg participants enjoy a close up experience of wind turbines generating clean energy for Maine. http://www.eastgrandschool.org/adventure-race
Movie Premier: Wind Energy in Maine: Clean, Renewable, and Homegrown; May 15th, Penobscot Theater, Bangor Maine.
The second Annual Maine Wind Week will culminate with the premier showing of Wind Energy in Maine, a film looking at the efforts to develop clean renewable energy here in Maine using local talents and resources with a look Maine’s future generations. The film trailer can be seen at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5VKMuyziNQ&feature=youtu.be