Economic aspects of the deployment of fusion energy: the valley of death and the innovation cycle

@article{Cardozo2019EconomicAO,
  title={Economic aspects of the deployment of fusion energy: the valley of death and the innovation cycle},
  author={N. L. Cardozo},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A},
  year={2019},
  volume={377}
}
  • N. L. Cardozo
  • Published 2019
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A
  • The speed at which fusion energy can be deployed is considered. Several economical factors are identified that impede this speed. Most importantly, the combination of an unprecedentedly high investment level needed for the proof of principle and the relatively long construction time of fusion plants precludes an effective innovation cycle. The valley of death is discussed, i.e. the period when a large investment is needed for the construction of early generations of fusion reactors, when there… CONTINUE READING
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