Maine has some killah tides.
The Coast Guard is installing a small underwater turbine in the waters off one of its stations on the northern coast of Maine (a five hour drive from where I live in Portland). They want to see if the technology would be a good fit for a larger deployment at their other bases. Considering that most, if not all, of their stations are located on the shore, tidal power makes especial sense for the Coast Guard.
Portland based Ocean Renewable Power Co. is working with the them on this one and will be installing the $100k turbine.
Here are a few other stories from MNN about the military going greener.
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