The United States government has committed itself to promoting and supporting clean energy projects across the country. One of the sectors receiving the most support from the government is the wind energy sector, which recently received another endorsement from the government.
The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to $18 billion worth of loans for twenty different projects. The Obama Administration is currently battling the government itself in order to approve increased funding for the loan program.
The Department of Energy recently announced another project to receive a loan, a wind farm in the state of Maine. $102 million will be given to the project, which has not yet been built. The proposed wind farm will be located in western Maine and will consist of twenty-two wind turbines. In total the farm is expected to generate 50.6 megawatts of energy for the region. Part of the project also includes eight miles of transmission lines.
In addition to generating clean energy for the region, the Maine wind farm is also expected to be using new technology which reduces the stress on wind turbines. The technology is referred to as turbine load control technology and also allows turbines to produce energy under harsher conditions than normal.
Further projects are expected to be sponsored by the Department of Energy, however, how many more will be able to be funded will be dependent upon whether the program can receive more funding allowance.