How much Wind vs Nuclear to Power the World in 2100?

Minimum Requirements to supply global electricity by 2100

Assumptions:

Population: 15,000,000,000

kWh/capita/year: 7,000

Wind

Assumed Installation cost: $1M/1MW

Spacing: 6x diameter

Necessary installed generation capacity: 11,986,301,370kW

Assumed Replacement Factor (Gross Unit Wind for Gross Unit Conventional): 25 (4%)

Replacement Factor Installed Capacity in kW Turbine Capacity in kW Turbine Diameter in m # Turbines Area (km^2) Cost
4%

2.99658E+11

5,000

139

59,931,507

32,739,887

$359,589,041,095,890

5%

2.39726E+11

5,000

139

47,945,206

26,191,910

$287,671,232,876,712

6%

1.99772E+11

5,000

139

39,954,338

21,826,592

$239,726,027,397,260

7%

1.71233E+11

5,000

139

34,246,576

18,708,507

$205,479,452,054,795

8%

1.49829E+11

5,000

139

29,965,754

16,369,944

$179,794,520,547,945

4%

2.99658E+11

900

44

332,952,816

18,225,541

$359,589,041,095,890

5%

2.39726E+11

900

44

266,362,253

14,580,433

$287,671,232,876,712

6%

1.99772E+11

900

44

221,968,544

12,150,361

$239,726,027,397,260

7%

1.71233E+11

900

44

190,258,752

10,414,595

$205,479,452,054,795

8%

1.49829E+11

900

44

166,476,408

9,112,770

$179,794,520,547,945

Nuclear

Assumed cost per plant: $4B

Assumed area per reactor: 1.2 sqkm

Utilization Installed Capacity in kW Reactor Capacity in kW # Reactors Area (km^2) Costs in $

75%

15,981,735,160

800,000

19,977.17

23,973

$79,908,675,799,086

80%

14,982,876,712

800,000

18,728.60

22,474

$74,914,383,561,643

85%

14,101,531,023

800,000

17,626.91

21,152

$70,507,655,116,841


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