30 Oct '15, 10am

Forget #nuclear - Saharan sunshine for #UK #baseload #power!!

Forget #nuclear - Saharan sunshine for #UK #baseload #power!!

The eventual victory of solar power as the primary world energy source in a decarbonised world is looking increasingly secure - and CSP may become a principal provider of baseload power. Another week, another set of depressing headlines about the cost of nuclear power. The AP1000 plants being built in the US states of Georgia and South Carolina now look as though they will cost 30% more than earlier estimates. Late last month the owners of the Georgia facility had also announced further construction delays. The search for reliable baseload carbon-free electricity continues in the face of nuclear's mounting problems. Despite its high capital cost, attention is increasingly directed towards 'Concentrating Solar Power' (CSP), a technology that uses focused light to heat a liquid that turns to steam and drives generators. Better than baseload - CSP's dynamic response The huge ...

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