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.