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Hi.

I think every incremental progress in the subject deserves the very same title, don't you think??
    
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It's free!!!

But please pay this monthly delivery charge of 79.99 USD.

Have a nice day! thumb.gif

Energy will not be free until Tesla's vision of wireless power delivery is realized, if ever and even then it's questionable.

For now and the near to far future; they still have to deliver that power to your house. That means lines, sub-stations and maintenance.
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Energy will not be free until Tesla's vision of wireless power delivery is realized, if ever and even then it's questionable.

For now and the near to far future; they still have to deliver that power to your house. That means lines, sub-stations and maintenance.

Even if fuel is free and transmission costs are zero, there will always be initial costs and maintenance of the actual means of power generation/conversion.
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post #34 of 92
I have a free fuel. It's not entirely free really.

My 4 year old has more energy to spend than most two grown men combined. I just got to get him on a treadmill with a generator and feed him some Halloween candies. wink.gif
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Oil in the ground cost nothing.

The drilling rights, equipment, transportation, and refinement is what costs money.

For most end-users, a "free" fusion reactor at the end of their power lines instead of a gas turbine or fission reactor will make little difference to them.
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Originally Posted by umeng2002 View Post

Oil in the ground cost nothing.

The drilling rights, equipment, transportation, and refinement is what costs money.

For most end-users, a "free" fusion reactor at the end of their power lines instead of a gas turbine or fission reactor will make little difference to them.

people often forgets that.

things like transmission, distribution and services aren't free of charge and they're even included in the electric bills, generation charges is only one part of the electric bill.
just the fact that the government and private institutes are investing billions of dollars to get these fusion reactors working means this won't be free of charge.
Edited by epic1337 - 10/18/16 at 12:47am
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Originally Posted by mouacyk View Post

Will pay happily to get rid of Smaug.

Nuclear fast reactors. Available now, much less harmful wastes than regular nuclear reactors, and are able to use up our current nuclear wastes and make them much less radioactive. Also are able to extract up to 100 times more power from the same fuel.
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maybe for a centralized AC, but there is such a thing as individual units right?

having the bedroom, living room, dinning room, etc. have separate units would allow localized conditioning.
plus certain AC models have an "intelligent sensor", that is to say it adjusts it's performance based on certain factors.

and even if you had an existing centralized AC, you can set it on a timer and use a separate unit for each room.
e.g. centralized AC only works during peak hours of the day, and during the night only the bedroom's separate unit is working.

The capital expense of having a central and individual units is a big deterrent. Each will require its own ventilation. An AC unit in the wall is aesthetically unpleasing.

We have a vast array of technology capable of making everything much more energy efficient. It's not about whether the technology exists or its capabilities, but rather cost and other factors such as practicality and aesthetics.
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post #38 of 92
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The capital expense of having a central and individual units is a big deterrent. Each will require its own ventilation. An AC unit in the wall is aesthetically unpleasing.

We have a vast array of technology capable of making everything much more energy efficient. It's not about whether the technology exists or its capabilities, but rather cost and other factors such as practicality and aesthetics.

initial cost is a given, but considering you can save a lot in the long run it doesn't really make it a bad investment.
furthermore it is a practical approach in a sense that areas that needs no air conditioning will not add to your operational costs.
not to mention this place is OCN, where people just throw $1000 for a GPU on a whim.

aesthetics is the least of concern when you can simply hide them...
post #39 of 92
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initial cost is a given, but considering you can save a lot in the long run it doesn't really make it a bad investment.
furthermore it is a practical approach in a sense that areas that needs no air conditioning will not add to your operational costs.
not to mention this place is OCN, where people just throw $1000 for a GPU on a whim.

aesthetics is the least of concern when you can simply hide them...

How would that effect shrink and swell?
post #40 of 92
I think clean depends on your definition of clean. These reactors are still going to generate radioactive waste in the form of irradiated electromagnets and containment vessels. We still need things like Bill Gates' SSTAR proposal to eat up the old waste.
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