WindEconomics: Can small nuclear compete with wind power on cost?

Small modular reactors (SMRs) – defined as those with an electrical output of 300MW or less – are claimed to be a low-carbon alternative to gas and coal-fired power stations because they deliver a steady output.

by David Milborrow
The demonstration ACP100 small modular reactor at the Changjiang nuclear power plant in China is under construction (pic credit: Luo Yunfei/China News Service via Getty Images)
The demonstration ACP100 small modular reactor at the Changjiang nuclear power plant in China is under construction (pic credit: Luo Yunfei/China News Service via Getty Images)

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