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Cruachan Power Station, Loch Awe
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Cruachan Power Station is great place to take budding engineers. Learn about hydroelectric power as well as the construction and operation of this underground power station. Tour the massive cavern known as hollow mountain and watch mighty turbines whirl.
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There are lots of fun facts about hydropower. Did you know that?

  • Hydropower, from the Greek word hudor meaning water, is energy from water.
  • Hydropower is a renewable energy because it's replenished naturally by rain and snow.
  • Hydropower is green and clean as it doesn't pollute.
  • Hydropower plants use the force of falling water to generate electricity.
  • Hydropower is the cheapest way to generate electricity today.
  • Hydropower is one of the oldest sources of energy. The Ancient Egyptians used water wheels to turn clocks and grind grain as early as 250 B.C.
 
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Well worth the entrance fee

Submitted on 05 March 2010 by snowedunder from Monza, Italy
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Some tours are educational, some are just plain fun. A tour of Cruachan Power Station is a bit of both. It gives children first hand knowledge about electricity. (They learn how it's made and find out about something they use each day.) The short trip inside the mountain makes this educational attraction adventurous. Of note, the guides are very good at answering questions.
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