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Posted by Tim Keating on July 31, 2005, 6:06 am
On Sat, 30 Jul 2005 18:49:37 -0700, "Steve"

Even then, you still won't know..

    A vast majority  of the N-accident/incidence insurance has been
cost shifted to the government and/or land owners..

   Likewise, existing N-power plants represent a dangerous war time
damage multiplier, another burden borne by the land owners.    

Posted by Ed Earl Ross on July 31, 2005, 12:24 pm
Steve wrote:

Spent fuel disposal is in addition to the $00M construction
estimate. It's hard to imagine how much will be spent on disposal,
but it should be less than the difference between PV ($000M) and
nuclear plant construction ($00M)...time will tell.

"If the man doesn't believe as we do,
we say he is a crank, and that settles it.
I mean, it does nowadays, because now we
can't burn him."  (Mark Twain)

Posted by Rob Dekker on August 10, 2005, 2:05 am

least not until we have a permanent and waste disposal

hard to imagine how much will be spent on disposal,

plant construction ($00M)...time will tell.

A 200 MW solar-thermal plant should cost about $00M.
After that, O/M cost are very, very low.
No cost for fuel, no cost for spent-fuel disposal,
no cost for security etc. Just wash the mirrors every now and then.

Solar-thermal and nuclear might be very close in terms
of overall cost over plant lifetime versus kWhs generated....

My 2cts.

Posted by Anthony Matonak on July 30, 2005, 7:16 pm
 dwickford@yahoo.com wrote:

There are several large scale solar-thermal plants in use today.
I believe they are more cost effective on a large scale than PV.

This is one of the outfits that make them.
: SOLEL's unrivaled technology has set global standards for utility
: solar plants and high temperature parabolic troughs. It's proven
: technology drives nine commercially successful power plants in
: Southern California. These plants have been operating commercially for
: almost 20 years, providing 350 MW of electricity to 500,000
: households and displacing the need for two million barrels of oil
: annually.

Some photos of the Kramer Junction plant.
http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?T=1&S &Z&X(0&Y$0&W=1


Posted by Paul on August 1, 2005, 6:21 am
 I drove by the Kramer Junction solar thermal plant in Mohave once.
They claim to be able to compete with natural gas electric plants.

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