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Division of HTR-10GT Project - Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University: Aiming at combining direct helium gas turbine with HTR-10, the Division of HTR-10GT Project is mainly engaged in the research and development of key equipments and technologies for Power Conversion Unit (PCU) of HTR-10GT.

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The head of German industrial giant Siemens has said the company will withdraw its remaining nuclear power offerings and leave the industry.

 

In an interview with Der Spiegel, CEO Peter Löscher said the company was influenced by the Fukushima accident and its impact on the German political situation. But despite these issues, and their effects on utilities' maintenance plans, Siemens had already been restructuring and reducing its specialist nuclear businesses for several years - principally through the merger of its reactor business with that of France's Framatome in 2001, which it pulled out of in 2009 leaving Areva with full ownership and control.

 
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Case study of Wind Energy at National Institute of Technology Print E-mail
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Owing to acute energy crisis that most developing countries including India are facing today, the interest in alternative energy sources has increased manifolds in the recent past. Wind being a non-polluting and nontoxic energy source, will go a long way in solving our energy requirements. Wind energy can be utilized to windmills, which in turn drive a generator to produce electricity. Wind can also be used for water pumping.

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