Delivering on the promise of fusion.
Fusion energy has long been promised as the ultimate unlimited clean energy technology for the planet. However, the complexity of successfully achieving fusion has left this promise as yet unfulfilled.
NearStar Fusion is developing a new pulsed approach that builds on successful methods of imploding metallic liners to create fusion and is also based in part on a NASA Innovative Advanced Concept study to create fusion. Our goal is to power the globe with limitless, clean, always-on energy.
Plasma is the critical ingredient of fusion energy. A burning fusion plasma is extremely difficult to produce, maintain and safely control in a steady state. NearStar has a new power plant concept which completely avoids the need to maintain and control plasma in a steady state.
The unique advantage of a NearStar Fusion power plant is its simplicity which reduces development time, construction, and operating costs, while improving operational reliability and longevity. A NearStar Fusion power plant will be well-suited to scale beyond the inherent limitations of traditional renewables such as wind and solar, because the electrical output can be modulated to provide the entire planet with limitless, economical, and clean electricity in any weather conditions.
The NearStar power plant has the potential to become a rapid pathway to limitless, clean and economical energy for our planet.
The unique advantages of a NearStar Fusion power plant are its simple and robust design, that reduces development time and construction and operating costs, while improving operational reliability and longevity. A NearStar Fusion power plant will be well-suited to scale beyond the inherent limitations of traditional renewables such as wind and solar, because the electrical output can be modulated to provide the entire planet with limitless, economical and clean electricity in any weather conditions.
Due to our inherently simple and robust design, a NearStar Fusion commercial-scale power plant could be developed in as little as 10 years. We attribute our speed to market to three important factors:
1. The inherent modularity of the plant design enables parallel development and mass production of plant components.
2. We plan to utilize existing technologies and conventional materials, thus eliminating the need for a costly and time-consuming advanced materials R&D program.
3. Our heat capture approach is very simple, allowing ready integration into conventional steam turbine equipment currently in use in the world’s large power plants.
Most large power plants are designed, engineered and constructed one at a time, which is very expensive. NearStar Fusion power plants will be different. All major components will be produced in factories and rapidly assembled on-site in a matter of months, not years, substantially reducing cost. And since all of our plants will have commonality, plant operations will rapidly improve as industry customers share new knowledge and experience.
NearStar is the future of travel beyond the stars.
Oh, and here’s a second multi-billion dollar industry we believe NearStar will revolutionize: traveling in the stars. We ran some numbers:
1.3 - 2.5 years
3.5 - 4.8 years
0.4 - 1.2 years
5.2 - 6.7 years
0.6 - 1.9 years
8 - 9.1 years
Fusion propulsion is clearly the future of interplanetary travel, and NearStar's railgun technology provides an ideal solution. It delivers incredible time savings, and an increase in payload, that can finally make interplanetary travel a reality.
NearStar could deliver clean, safe and limitless energy for our planet.