The generator hummed as it charged, the crowd of about 20 silent aside from some nervous laughter, eyes focused on a device a little more than halfway up a wooden pole.
The humming continued for about 12 seconds. Suddenly, light flashed and a bang of thunder erupted in the lab at the back of Florida Power and Light Co.’s Riviera Beach site.
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