08 August 2012

Solar PV cost per GW compared to Nuclear

A comparison made by Daniel Simon

Often enough some groups claim that nuclear energy is cheaper than solar PV. Daniel Simon puts numbers of both technologies next to each other without boring us like accountants.

His conclusions are clear, however, the one unanswered question in his discussion is how great the effort (measured in dollars) is to dispose of the waste products (spent fuel, the installation itself at the end of its service life) of either tech is. While it is easily answered for solar PV (= $0), the true costs for properly disposing of nuclear waste should be part of the calculation.

Nevertheless a good article!

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