Saturday, December 22, 2007

Honey, why is the garage glowing?




Toshiba's Micro Nuclear reactors are designed to power a single apartment building or city block, and measure a mere 20-feet by 6-feet. The 200 kilowatt reactor is fully automatic and fail-safe, and is completely self-sustaining. It uses special liquid lithium-6 reservoirs instead of traditional control rods, and can last up to 40 years, making energy for about 5 cents per kilowatt hour.

1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

Cool. I'd personally love to see businesses use this kind of thing to generate their heat (waste heat) and electricity and make the electric grid less susceptible to disruptions.

If, if, if, if it can work and get approved, which I seriously doubt.