Developing our Energy Future: A Community-based Research Project (Planning Grant)
College of the Atlantic
J. Gray Cox and Davis Taylor
COA has begun planning and initial data gathering to support a study of three different aspects of sustainable energy for coastal/island areas of Maine:
- An analysis of the Hancock County Woodshed.
- Demand-side management of residential energy consumption.
- Determining flight patterns of migratory birds to assist in siting of offshore wind turbines.
In addition, COA will support student ventures that engage the community in developing sustainable energy solutions. These ventures will be independent entities housed in COA’s new venture incubator, the Hatchery, and will collaborate with the COA interdisciplinary team to convert knowledge to action.