After earning a cool $3 million from MassCEC, Wilbraham, MA based FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp will use the funds to expand its operations. The company is recognized as the developer of a U.S. Department of Energy-recognized “transformative” wind energy technology.
FloDesign hopes to build its first wind turbines in Massachusetts and to establish a new benchmark for other wid technology companies to look to.
The deal with MassCEC should generate 120 new jobs in the area over the next three years.
“Massport embraces technology that helps the environment and we are very excited about the prospect of bringing this cutting edge wind energy technology to test it in an airport environment,” said Thomas J. Kinton Jr. CEO and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Port Authority. “We look forward to working with FloDesign to understand the technology fully and push for the necessary regulatory approval from the FAA so that we can install one or more turbines at a Massport airport in a pilot program.”