Rehoboth Beach Green Drinks will meet virtually from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28, to hear a talk and market analysis on offshore wind power and its projected development on the Eastern Seaboard. The guest speaker is Dr. Willett Kempton, a professor at the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, and in the UD Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. at the University of Delaware. He is co-founder and associate director of the Center for Research in Wind, and an affiliated professor at Danish Technical University.
Kempton directs about 10 professional researchers and graduate students in research on clean energy technologies. He lectures widely, and publishes scientific and technical articles on offshore wind power, electric transportation, and energy analysis. Kempton created the concept of using electric vehicles to provide grid services and holds four patents for technologies integrating electric vehicles with the power grid. He has also led groundbreaking analysis and policy recommendations on the cost of offshore wind power and new deployment methods for offshore wind turbines. For details, go to crew.udel.edu/v2g and crew.udel.edu/wind-power.
Rehoboth Beach Green Drinks is a monthly gathering of people interested in hearing discussions on green or environmental topics. usually held at a Rehoboth Beach bar/restaurant before pandemic restrictions began. All are welcome to connect with eco-minded people, share new ideas, discover new opportunities, and build relationships.