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 +====== Hyperion Power Generation ======
  
 +Also see: [[nuclear_pacemakers|Also See Nuclear Pacemakers & RTG'​s]]
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 +{{ :​hyperion01.jpg|The Fuel Cell}}
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 +Radioisotope thermoelectric generator RTG's are now being utilized by an American company, Hyperion Power Generation, that has developed the world’s first RTG for use in community power generation. Hyperion Power Generation HTG's have no moving parts work by a heat source and either the thermal electric effect or a heat engine, the unit measuring the size of a human can generate enough power for 20,000 homes. The units are designed to be buried underground and to provide power unmanned for up to 10 years, whereby the fuel will require replacement and the machine serviced. RTG's do not use a chain reaction so they are much safer than nuclear power plants, and any risk is further mitigated by underground nature of the installation and the size of a total incident.
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 +HTG's technology is not new and were first developed in the US during the late 1950s by Mound Laboratories in Miamisburg, Ohio under contract with the United States Atomic Energy Commission. The project was led by Dr. Bertram C. Blanke. NASA and the U.S Military have been users of RTG's in their machinery and have provided an unbelievable source of constant power.
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 +Small and modular reactors (SMRs) can vary in design, they can be made ultra-safe and ultra-clean and operate unmanned with no moving parts or risk, or more aggressive designs can utilize exotic chemicals, moving parts and require more care in monitoring, maintenance and implementation. People who care about the environment can shoot this down, their support is crucial to the success of RTG's in powering our communities into the future. Their are also people who wouldn'​t lose sleep if Pu238 was sprayed all over your children and the neighborhood,​ they would produce a study stating no ill effects, so let's get the balance right.
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 +There are wide-ranging,​ proposed SMR designs, including light-water reactors, high-temperature gas-cooled reactors, liquid metal-cooled fast reactors, and molten salt reactors, with the smallest design beginning around 10 MW.
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 +The Hyperion Power Module uses a uranium nitride fuel and a lead-bismuth eutectic as the coolant. The 25-MWe reactor is intended to be buried 33 feet underground and fueled only every eight to 10 years. In contrast, the NuScale reactor is a small, light-water reactor, the same reactor type as many of its large-scale cousins but with a modular design that allows a facility to have just one unit or as many as 24 units. If a plant had all 24 units with each reactor operating at its 45-MWe design capacity, the facility could produce more than 1,000 MWe of electricity,​ which is on par with the electricity production of one large-scale reactor.
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 +Several reactor developers have been in contact with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to discuss their designs and licensing: Babcock & Wilcox Co. for its 125-MW mPower reactor; GE-Hitachi for its 311-MW PRISM reactor; Hyperion Power Generation for its 25-MW HPM reactor; NuScale Power Inc. for its 45-MW reactor; Toshiba for its 10-MW 4S reactor; and Westinghouse for its 335-MW IRIS reactor. Other developers are working on other SMR designs but have not yet filed a letter of intent to submit an application with the NRC. SMRs must undergo rigorous NRC safety and licensing reviews.
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 +These units produce no greenhouse gas emissions. While a nation like Australia has a minor coal electrical issue, the USA really requires this technology to make the necessary but reluctant shift away from oil.
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 +{{ :hpg1.jpg |The Power Plant Based On an SMR}}
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 +====== Accumulators ======
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 +{{ :​220px-cmglee_tower_bridge_tall_ship.jpg|Tower Bridge}}
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 +When we talk about electrical power needs, we hear of peak times and how electricity at non-peak times is wasted, and we also hear that their is no way to store renewable electrical energy in large quantities. Well none of that is true, the London tower bridge provides the solution. Accumulators store electricity in gravity or air or liquid pressure until they are needed, they are cheap and easy to build. Below is a picture of one of the tower bridges accumulators,​ it stores so much power that it raises a whole half of the bridge into the air so ships can pass through. To lift a weight so large electricity is used constantly to raise a counter-weight into the air, when the bridge needs raising, a gear is set, the weight is lowered and the bridge raises. This slow raising of the counter weight is what we could use to store excess electricity and unused electricity from renewable energy and RTG's, so when the sun is out and you do not use your house lights, the accumulator can go to work and release that stored energy later on in the evening for when we'll need it. The towers store the accumulators.
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 +{{ :​448x_lon_dsc04820.jpg?​200|Accumulators}}
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