Nukes, Part 7: Micro Reactors
- May 3, 2022 2:13 pm GMT
Nukes part 7 is about Micro Reactors. Per energy.gov, a single (micro reactor) unit typically generates 1 to 10 megawatts-electric.
Micro reactors are simply smaller, factory-built systems that can be easily transported by trucks, ships, airplanes or railcars.
Some micro reactors can be set up in days, not years, to provide reliable heat and power to a host of places, ranging from residential and remote areas to military bases.
I believe the real promise for micro reactors is in the far north, where they will displace diesel generation for remote villages, industrial sites and other remote facilities.
The GT Power Hour: Episode 32 (N.J.'s Path to Carbon-Free Power, w/ Princeton U. Prof. Jesse Jenkins)
Princeton U. Prof. Jesse Jenkins joins us to dig into a study recently published by his ZERO Lab on pathways to a carbon-free electricity in N.J.
Two weeks ago, I completed a five-volume series of posts that were summaries of the six section NREL Storage Future Study and report (SFS). This study strongly suggests that we have at least one clear path to Net-Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) by 2050.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) over the last year released a multi-section study titled “Storage Futures Study,” hereafter SFS. The high-level goal of this is to model energy storage systems’ implementation out to 2050.
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