Alternative Energy Booms in Rural Areas

The changing face of America's energy menu includes a variety of alternative sources, many of which are being developed in the country's rural areas.
June 24, 2010, 6am PDT | Nate Berg
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The Daily Yonder points to a tidal energy company in rural Maine that's making major strides.

"The Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC), based in Portland, Maine, is developing hydrokinetic energy by using ocean tides and currents to twirl electricity-producing turbines.

They are testing a Beta version of their Turbine Generator Unit (TGU) in Cobscook Bay at Eastport, Maine. The Beta TGU is the largest ocean energy device deployed in U.S. waters thus far."

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Published on Thursday, June 17, 2010 in The Daily Yonder
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