What is VolturnUS?

VolturnUS is the name of UMaine’s proprietary floating offshore wind turbine hull technology. The first platform to bear this name, VolturnUS 1:8, is a one-eighth scale, fully operating version of the full-scale concept. It is the first offshore wind turbine in the Americas.

VolturnUS 1:8 was launched from Cianbro Corporation‘s facility in Brewer, Maine, on May 31, 2013, and operated off the coast of Castine, Maine, for 18 months.

Click here to learn more about the VolturnUS and its deployment.