Bristol firm’s turbines spinning underwater

NEW WAVE: Hall Spars & Rigging of Bristol, best known for its work with sailing components, created the turbine blades for the nation’s first underwater commercial generator. / PHOTO COURTESY HALL SPARS & RIGGING/MARY HUNT
NEW WAVE: Hall Spars & Rigging of Bristol, best known for its work with sailing components, created the turbine blades for the nation’s first underwater commercial generator. / PHOTO COURTESY HALL SPARS & RIGGING/MARY HUNT
A new power-producing technology, the first of its kind in North America, is up and running off the coast of Maine at the Canadian border. Operating since September, the nation’s first underwater generator has been delivering commercially produced tidal power to the Bangor Hydro Electric Co., the area’s electrical company. A Rhode Island company has…

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