Nuclear power better than any other source of power generation: Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy


Nuclear power better than any other source of power generation: Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy

Nuclear power generation is comparatively better than any other source of power generation, Secretary in the department of atomic energy K N Vyas said Saturday. Vyas compared nuclear power generation with thermal power generation, which has many disadvantages.

“Each unit of 1,000 MW of nuclear power requires 20 hectares while coal based power generation power plants require 70 hectares of land and returns are negligible,” he pointed out.

Speaking at the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and National Aerospace Laboratories on the NAL premises, Vyas said the solar park at Rajasthan spread over 1,000 acres will generate 200 MW, but it has a drawback that it has to be washed time and again in the arid region.

The nuclear scientist compared the Kaiga nuclear plant in Karnataka with the solar park in Rajasthan. Read More

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