issue 101 | august 2018
/ A small, lightweight fission reactor that can generate 10KW of electricity, Kilopower is the first successful test of a new nuclear design for a power plant in space for more than 40 years. NASA has been developing the design since 2012 and expects the reactor’s inaugural space flight to take place in the 2020s, with the intent to have Kilopower hopefully serve as the energy source for a lunar space station.
We ask what the challenges of developing nuclear for space are, and whether the technology could also be used terrestrially.
Ørsted abandoned the oil and gas market last year to refocus on becoming a major player in the global wind turbine market. We speak to the company to find out how it is adjusting to the green energy market.
Elsewhere in renewables, we find out if excess solar and wind power could be a promising source of hydrogen, and find out from technology group Voith what they hope to achieve with their newly established hub for hydropower projects in Addis Ababa.
We find out about the green credentials of a newly developed gas that could reduce the environmental impact of electrical transmission systems by as much as 99%, and investigate whether the SolarTogether London scheme could help kickstart a solar boom. /
Magazine Designer Paulius Zutautas Graphic Designers Sara Basto, Marzia Compassi, Kate Cuntapay, Anett Arc, Marzia del gaone
Lead Designer John Hammond
Digital Publishing Director Duncan West
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