RHODE IS­LAND COM­PANY GETS GRANT FOR WIND TUR­BINE TECH­NOL­OGY

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A Rhode Is­land com­pany has been awarded a $3.5 mil­lion fed­eral grant for its work to im­prove the aero­dy­namic per­for­mance of wind tur­bines.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Is­land Demo­crat, says the U.S. De­part­ment of En­ergy awarded fund­ing to East Green­wich-based Aqua­nis, Inc.

Reed says Aqua­nis is de­vel­op­ing ad­vanced plasma ac­tu­a­tors and con­trols to re­duce aero­dy­namic loads on tur­bine blades. He says that will en­cour­age the next gen­er­a­tion of larger, smarter tur­bines.

The grant came from an en­ergy de­part­ment pro­gram spe­cial­iz­ing in high-per­for­mance en­ergy tech­nolo­gies that are too early for pri­vate-sec­tor in­vest­ment. Na­tion­wide, 40 projects re­ceived $98 mil­lion in this round of fund­ing.

Aqua­nis Founder and CEO Neal Fine said his com­pany is com­mit­ted to help­ing im­prove tur­bine tech­nol­ogy to re­duce the cost of wind en­ergy.

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