Electrical Generation Costs. #Thorium wins!

Note: This approximate chart shows Standard & Poor’s Assessment of Electrical Generation Costs. S&P notes that there are disadvantages with wind that are not explicitly modeled – high transmission costs (because wind has limited availability), low capacity factor (30­35%), and unpredictability (leading to greater need for back/up power) and limit wind from serving as a base­load power source. Solar prices are an average of Khosla Ventures estimates. Solar suffers from similar unpredictability problems as wind. Thorium prices are DBI estimates. Price includes capital, running and CO2 capture costs. Solar prices are dropping, fossil fuel prices are growing and nuclear costs are generally stable.
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