Light From a Pipe

Portland’s experiment in generating energy from the city’s tap water system

Sam Dean
Sam Dean
Apr 3, 2015 · 8 min read

The Lucid Pipe, hovering in 3D-render space (credit: Studio 2a)
Simpler Times — Moulin Dussart in Belgium (credit: Daniel Dussart)
Things get complicated — The Laxey Wheel on the Isle of Man, built in 1854 to pump water from deep mineshafts
The Colorado River brought to a standstill behind the Hoover Dam
A chain of horizontal helical turbines waiting to be installed in Maine (credit: Squaresol)
The spherical solution (Credit: Cathy Cheney/Portland Business Journal, Courtesy of Lucid Energy)
The Portland system, installed (Credit: Jamie Newton)
A chunk of Lucid Pipe on its way to the Portland site (Credit: Sherri Kaven)

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    re:form

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    A field guide to the designed world