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Old 03-27-2019, 02:42 PM   #5448 (permalink)
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capacity factor

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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
I don't know what capacity factor of nuke has to do with anything either. If the available capacity is being underutilized, then there is huge potential for delivering much more electricity for practically no more cost. In other words, it would drive the cost per kWh down and make it more cost competitive.
*There has been a bit of criticism here at EcoModder,directed towards renewable energy sources such as wind and solar,with respect to their actual production,compared to their nameplate rating.
*I was surprised to learn that today's GE wind turbines have better performance than all nuclear power plants had,for a mean,average,between 1970 and 1995.
Some of the nukes were rated as low as 47.8%.
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