Roger wrote:MSimon wrote: this technology will destroy wind power except for niche applications. Same for solar.
A 100 years from now, sure. If the world struggles for a replacement of oil, then the mega watts that Solar & Wind can provide will be very important over the next 50 years untill fusion can provide the Lions share of energy production in the 2050-2100 time frame.
Building 15 or 20 GW of fusion capacity will take a while, while Solar & Wind already has a jump on fusion.
I believe if we have a working IEC fusion plant as a template we could roll out 1,000 per three years after the first one is completed. That is 100 GWe a year. In 10 years that is enough to double world electrical power generation.
If it is feasible it will roll out much faster than you think.