China has become largely self-sufficient in reactor design and construction, as well as other aspects of the fuel cycle.
Nuclear reactors in China
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Top countries by uranium production, 2015
Historical Ux Price Charts - u3o8-2yr
Thought question n+ 238 U-> 239 Pu 238 U contains 92 protons + 146 neutrons 239 Pu contains 94 protons +145 neutrons It appears as though we lost 2 neutrons and gained 2 protons. How did this happen?
Answer Protons and neutrons have approximately the same mass. Protons have a positive charge; neutrons are electrically neutral. What happens is: neutron-> proton + electron The process is called beta decay.
Electricity from Wind
Key Points Wind resources are capable of supplying the world’s current and potential future demands for electricity. The problem with incorporating wind as a dominant contribution to demand relates to its intrinsic variability. The problems with variability can be reduced by coupling outputs from wind farms over a distributed region. Other options could include battery storage or a smart grid that could allow demand to be adjusted according to supply.
Modern land-based turbines have capacities of typically 2.5 MW; The rotor stands 80-100 m above the ground; The blades are 50 m long .
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