Coming soon: Mini N-power plants
Nuclear reactors to help provide hot water, electricity in remote locations. Based on technology originally developed by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, a power firm is creating mini nuclear fission reactors that will provide electricity and hot water to remote locations, reported Discovery Channel.
The US government has licensed the technology to Hyperion, a New Mexicobased company which said recently that it has taken its first firm orders and plans to start mass production within five years. “Our goal is to generate electricity for 10 cents a kilowatt hour anywhere in the world,” said John Deal, chief executive of Hyperion.
“They will cost approximately $25m [£16m] each. For a community with 10,000 households, that is a very affordable $2,500 per home.” Specifying that “there is a strong humanitarian bent to these reactors” , Deal said, “This was invented to provide electricity and hot water to remote locations, where people might not have electricity or clean water.”
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