Generation Guide: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Generation Network – February 5, 2021

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Welcome to the new Generation Network roundup, Generation Guide. As always, your fellow group members are paying close attention to generation trends and sharing their insights. This month’s selection includes information about small and micro nuclear reactors, renewable energy for space exploration, and more. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!


2021 to Usher in Big Safety Advances in Small Nuclear Packages

Francesco Venneri

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In this article, new Energy Central contributor Francesco Venneri, CEO at Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. explains the promise of reliable, commercially viable energy in the form of safer small and micro nuclear reactors. Francesco predicts that a new generation of these reactors will gain traction this year and describes the features that make them safer. This item is part of the 2021-01 – State of the Industry special issue.


Rooftop Solar Is Home Solar – and So Much More

Rosana Francescato

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Scaling up local solar generation-plus-storage is a key element of avoiding expensive long-distance power transmission. According to this piece by Rosana Francescato, Communications Director at Clean Coalition, doing so could save Americans $473 billion while considerably decreasing CO2 emissions. Increasing the number of home rooftop solar installations across the country and boosting commercial-scale solar-plus-storage are two ways to achieve this strategy. Rosana describes the benefits and also some of the barriers to these deployments.


Space Exploration and Colonization Demands Renewable Energy and Other Resources

Alan Rozich

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In this post, Alan Rozich, Chief Science Officer at Borun explains the importance of renewable energy sources for increasingly frequent space exploration. For one thing, fuel is among the most expensive elements of space exploration endeavors. For another, bringing all the materials needed for increasingly complex missions is impractical. Alan describes these and other considerations and what renewable energy development for space travel might look like in the coming years. This item is part of the 2021-01 – State of the Industry special issue.


Top Safety Risks for Renewable Energy and How to Reduce Them

Jane Marsh

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While the growth of the renewable energy market is great news for professionals within the industry, it can also present dangers to those individuals. Here, new EC contributor Jane Marsh, Editor at points out that, in this fairly new sector, safety risks are still being identified. They include the possibility of falling, such as from slanted solar panels; the risk of things like low oxygen in confined spaces; and the chance of shocks or other injuries from electrical currents.


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