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Old 05-24-2018, 04:23 PM   #1851 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sendler View Post
Molten fuel nuclear is not really throttleable but the 700C thermal temp works perfectly with the well established and ubiquitous combined cycle steam turbines and also can be buffered effectively with available molten salt thermal storage systems to allow load following with a high percentage of intermittent renewable generation.
There's no point in renewables if the output cannot be throttled. You'd need to build the reactor to supply 100% of peak demand, at which point renewables are pointless since anything they generate would just be wasted.

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