Hyperion on CNN and BBC
you catch Hyperion on the BBC Nov. 9, or CNN on Nov. 10?
|Clean, Safe, Affordable Power
Where you need it, When you
|Who would have thought
that the benefits of generating electricity from huge
nuclear power plants... |
no greenhouse gases to contribute to
the most controlled and regulated type
of power on the planet
the cheapest in terms of dollars
& environmental impact
Available 24 /7 rain or shine,
windy or calm
|…could ever be provided
in a small, compact, energy module that can be
transported by truck, rail or ship to remote locations
wherever reliable electricity and heat for communities
and industry is needed?
Now it is! Introducing the
Hyperion Power Module (HPG)
Dependence on foreign oil. Infrastructure vulnerable to
natural and manmade catastrophes. Undrinkable water, poverty,
disease, social unrest.
serious problems can only be solved by finding solutions to
the ever-expanding energy crisis.
For many good reasons, an
integral part of the new mix of energy technologies that will
be needed to solve these problems is Nuclear. Wind, solar,
geothermal — all available technologies are important and will
have their place in the ultimate solution to our global energy
problem. But the workhorse is going to be nuclear. (see why nuclear)
However, until now — until Hyperion, nuclear power and
the many benefits it offers: clean, emission-free, affordable
energy — was only available from large, expensive nuclear
power plants that took 10 years or more to build. And, many
locations that could have benefited from nuclear power were
not appropriate — the land was not available or the population
was not large enough to warrant a huge power plant.
Invented at the famed Los Alamos National Laboratory,
Hyperion small modular power reactors make all the benefits of
safe, clean nuclear power available for remote locations. For
both industrial and community applications, Hyperion offers
reliable energy with no greenhouse gas emissions. Hyperion
power is also cheaper than fossil fuels and, when you consider
the cost of land and materials, watt to watt, Hyperion’s
innovative energy technology is even more affordable than many
developing “alternative” energy technologies.
Small enough to be transported on a ship, truck or
train, Hyperion power modules are about the size of a "hot
tub" — approximately 1.5 meters wide. Out of sight and safe
from nefarious threats, Hyperion power modules are buried far
underground and guarded by a security detail. Like a power
battery, Hyperion modules have no moving parts to wear down,
and are delivered factory sealed. They are never opened on
site. Even if one were compromised, the material inside would
not be appropriate for proliferation purposes. Further, due to
the unique, yet proven science upon which this new technology
is based, it is impossible for the module to go supercritical,
“melt down” or create any type of emergency situation. If
opened, the very small amount of fuel that is enclosed would
immediately cool. The waste produced after five years of
operation is approximately the size of a softball and is a
good candidate for fuel recycling.
Perfect for moderately-sized projects, Hyperion
produces only 25 MWe — enough to provide electricity for about
20,000 average American sized homes or its industrial
equivalent. Ganged or teamed together, the modules can produce
even more consistent energy for larger projects.
The Hyperion team is committed to helping make the
clean and safe benefits of nuclear power — benefits that could
assist in solving the worst of our planet’s problems —
available in even the most remote locations. We hope you will
enjoy learning about Hyperion through our web site!