Our annual meet-up was held on November 8th. SAPL board members were re-elected for another year and we enjoyed an amazing presentation by Dr. Habib Dagher (more info below). If you missed this event, try to come to the next one! We’ll be announcing a movie night very soon.
Our annual event is a fantastic opportunity to get to know SAPL and to connect with like-minded people and professionals in your community. Every year, we have a featured speaker. This year’s topic was:
Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Maine: Current and Future Prospects
With Guest Speaker: Dr. Habib Dagher, Director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at University of Maine Orono
Date: Wednesday, November 8th
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Location: Portsmouth Public Library – Levenson Room
175 Parrott Avenue – near Portsmouth Middle School
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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.