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When in a power plant, on the left side is a list of components. When you first open the game the only component you will have is the Wind Turbine. To gain more components you have to buy them under the Research tab.
Power plants serve as the location of the components. Some are very expensive relative to the current power plant because of their size.
With enough research points, you can buy more components and even speed up ticks. The research tab is in the top tool bar.
To make money you have spend some, this tab is for all the items you can upgrade with money to increase the efficiency or increase the lifespan.