Nuclear fusion has been researched for years, and this form of energy production promises to be almost limitless. At least in theory: Because the practical implementation is of course something else. However, scientists have recently been able to take several important steps in this direction, but whether one can already speak of real success is another question.
High cost and impractical
Elon Musk has also spoken about this, but the Tesla boss does not think much about nuclear fusion. Because above Twitter the 51-year-old wrote that he does not see this type of energy production as practical: “Fusion will be a very expensive form of energy because of the difficulty of obtaining and transporting the feedstock and maintaining the reactor.”
His counter-proposal or what he sees as the best idea: solar power. “It’s much better to use solar – (it’s) a nuclear reactor that doesn’t need to be fueled or serviced.” In another tweet he explained his point: “The basic solution for a sustainable energy future is solar/wind turbines with batteries when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing, connected to conventional high power lines. not the unknown technology needed!” According to Musk, there is also hydroelectricity, geothermal energy and nuclear fission, which “will also make an incalculable contribution”.
Finally, in a third tweet, he reiterated his solar-based position: “Solar panels on the ground and on roofs, along with fixed batteries, will be the main source of power for civilization, that’s for sure if day follows night.”