MicroNuclear is results focused, solving today's energy problems with creative solutions based on experience, engineering, and testing.
Cost competitive modular design deployed at secured locations to facilitate demonstration/operation is the starting point for licensing and commercialization.
MsNB's optimized size coupled with simplified design provides the ability to integrate with renewable sources.
MSNB is sized to support local needs and microgrids with either electric power or energy source for Hydrogen Generation.
Existing light and water reactors (1960s technology) are sized at over 1,000 MWe each and cost several billion dollars and stretch the supply chain capability
Offer good option to support base load energy source such as nuclear at certain locations. As base load, their inherent Intermittency requires 2 to 3 times the cost cover production and storage during periods of no sun or wind.
Both rely on large transmission grids. The price tag for large grids is not tenable for many potentially interested investors.
Micro Nuclear utilizes true modular in-factory construction.
Its size and modular construction process moves this objective to less than 12 months.
Current US nuclear power projects take about 10 years to complete.
This time-scale is not attractive for investment.
MsNB builds on success with a step-wise plan for deployment certainty. From Oak Ridge reactor design, through simplification, testing and operation, MsNB will be ready for production and deployment,
MsNB design and deployment plan is solidly based on integrated experience, design, testing construction, and operation.
Oversizing initial new advance energy system designs is a common problem leading to many design development challenges.
It is too much of a "leap of faith."