Photovoltaic vs nuclear fusion

We write the year 2040. The resarch ober nuclear fusion has made the necessary progress for a commercial operation, but what is with the economy?

Worldwide are 50 TW photovoltaic installed producing 75,000 TWh electric power per year. For the day/night balancing are 250 TWh lithium batteries world wide used. According to the knowledge from 2008, 10 million tons would be the greatest part of world wide reserves, but for luck at this high demand, some additional mines had been found.

  Hydrogen electrolysis and CCPP

In the summer time is such overflow from solar electric power, that there is supply of hydrogen created by electrolysis for the winter. The hydrogen produces in CCPP electric power in the winter.

This power plants have to purchase 2.5 kWh electric power in the summer to produce 1 kWh electric power in the winter.

  3 times more expensive than an atomic power plant, 1/3 run time

Today, it's estimated, that a nuclear fusion power plant is 3 times more expensive than a conventional fision power plant. New is the recognition about the low run time. In the summer time is no chance against solar electric power. But when electric power is only produced in winter, the high investition is distributed on to few run time hours.

  2008 News about energy, building and live

A time of fast change. Nothing remains in the energy sector like it was. Project designers have to learn to think with a complete new cost structure.

Ilisu dam
The plan is to produce 3833 GWh electric power per year by a 313 km² large artificial lake. 78,000 humans have to be resettled.

Electric power saving competition
The ''Bund der Energieverbraucher'' (energy user association) in Germany starts a competition to save electric power. Each saved kWh is rewarded by 2.-EUR

Solar duty instead of universal conscription
Since thousands of years is the draft an extreme life-threatening concern. What would be compared to this a solar duty for roofs?

Heat pump: the enemies of the heat pump calculate wrong
The enemies of the heat pump calculate wrong. The electric power consumption of the oil heating system is ignored, the development of the electric power production is wrong foreseen.

Photovoltaic salesman
Limited special knowledge for the sell of photovoltaic surrounded by a really legendary nescience. How sould a poor politician know all, when even a specialist?

Built on sand, no worse built on oil
We stand at the rubble of our civilization. A civilization built on crude oil, becoming unusable after peak oil.

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