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PHOTOS: Piecing Together a Wind Turbine, Blade By Blade

Work on the Hodges Badge wind turbine continued through the fog and rain Wednesday, and the chilly air on Thursday.

Construction continued Wednesday and Thursday on the  being constructed behind Hodges Badge's headquarters on East Main Road.

In the photos featured above, workers from Rhode Island Wind Power inspect the blades, which should be attached as early as next week. 

Following the commissioning of the turbine and acceptance by National Grid, the turbine will become the third in operation in Portsmouth, and the fourth on Aquidneck Island. In Portsmouth, a turbine is located at  and another stands erected at . 

The Hodges Badge turbine will measure 98 feet tall and has three 49-foot blades. Able to generate power at a wind speed of just nine miles per hour, the turbine is expected to cover the electrical needs of Hodges’ entire manufacturing operation. 

Neil Nachbar December 09, 2011 at 08:17 PM
Great photos Sandy.
Sandy McGee December 09, 2011 at 08:40 PM
Thank-you Neil!
nun December 10, 2011 at 08:09 AM
I could give you a list of things that are wrong with this town but the fact that we are taking advantage of the abundant wind for use as an alternative energy source and the fact that we do so enthusistically is, in my opinion one of the greatest things that are RIGHT about it.


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