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Fair Lane: A House And A Personal Power Plant


If you read cruisintime‘s comment yesterday, you’ll know what this is. If not, let me explain. That’s a power plant. It is on Henry Ford’s Fair Lane estate in Dearborn, MI. When you’re an industrial giant and Thomas Edison is your BFF, you can build your own power plant just for you (and a little bit for the surrounding town).

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Shutdown: Itaipu Dam Penstocks

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The Itaipu dam is a hydroelectric dam on the border between Brazil and Paraguay on the Paraná river and is one of the largest dams in the world. It has 20 700 megawatt generators, each driven by the water supplied by one of the huge penstocks pictured above. Each penstock […]