NEW BEDFORD — A warm drink sitting in the refrigerator of a boat may have revolutionized the mooring industry. “Every time we go to the boat, my wife reminds me we don’t have a cold drink on the boat,” said Anthony Baro, the managing principle of Power Docks. Power Docks’ new mooring system called Blue Isles could change all that. Described as a “floating microgrid,” Blue Isles allows vessels the opportunity to plug into a power source while mooring at any marina. “There’s no
BOSTON — Three Fall River companies were honored at the Statehouse as a 2017 Manufacturer of the Year. Power Docks LLC, Merrow Manufacturing, and GS Rubber were nominated and awarded for their excellence and innovation during a ceremony held Wednesday. Power Docks LLC, led by Chris Fagan and Anthony Baro, was nominated for their contributions to marine sustainability and innovation. Power Docks has tapped into the raw potential of the South Coast region in Massachusetts to la
Boaters enjoy free solar energy with the Blue Isles floating microgrid. They are the world’s first solar power docks. Power to the people! It was something as simple as a refreshing beverage that gave Rhode Island native Anthony Baro his brainwave. From one thirsty sailor’s need for a chilled beer came the idea of harvesting the sun’s energy to power boats. “My boat was tied up in Rhode Island’s Bristol Harbor on a hot summer day,” said Baro. “I thought to myself, There has t
Photo By James Travassos From Aug. 15-16, the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2017 Battlespace Preparation in a Contested Environment (BPCE) took place at both the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, partnering with fleet operators from Submarine Development Squadron Five from Keyport, Washington, and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One in Panama City, Fla.
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New Bedford, MA – PowerDocks, LLC announced today the successful demonstration of its Blue Isles™ Floating Microgrid Mooring Platform in partnership with the New Bedford Ocean Cluster, ImpactLABS and the Port of New Bedford Harbor Development Commission (HDC). This platform is the first of its kind, showcasing the ability to provide: electric power for vessels, primary/auxiliary/backup power for the city, multiple wireless networks, sustainable energy for the city in case of
Our phones need to be charged from time to time. Boat owners have another battery to worry about, and that’s the marine battery of their boats. Although there are no plugs or power cables in the middle of the sea, boat owners could solve their problem by accessing the marine equivalent of a gas station, which is exactly what Power Docks is providing them with. The company, which has offices and facilities in both Newport and Fall River, is developing floating islands called ‘
CHARGED UP: PowerDocks has placed a 20-by-20-foot charging platform in Newport harbor. Using it with an eCraft boat are, from left, Rufus Van Gruisen, president of Cay Electronics Inc. and eCraft Yachts; Anthony Baro, managing partner of PowerDocks; and Chris Fagan, principal of PowerDocks. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT PowerDocks LLC, founded last year by Chris Fagan and Anthony Baro and located in Newport and Fall River, devel