02 Jun '11, 1am

Solar Backup Proposed For Nuclear Power Plants

PennEnergy and multiple other sources have 'published' a press release by The Foundation for Resilient Societies , which by it's own accounting is "a committee of engineers" that "is not an antinuclear group" that formally proposes "solar panels and other high-reliability power sources to supply backup cooling for spent fuel pools at nuclear plants." Solar panels won't run out of diesel and, hence, could assist with spent rod cooling during the day. Might be a bit of an issue at night or in the heavily overcast months of winter, though.

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