Fusion power plants could provide energy for homes in just 20 years. Fusion power could provide energy to our homes in just over 20 years, according to scientists who are halfway towards proving the technology’s commercial potential. Thirty-five nations are contributing to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) being built at Saint-Paul-les-Durance in southern France. In December the Iter team announced that the £16bn reactor, said to be the world’s most complex machine, is now 50 per cent complete.
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Overcoming a series of setbacks, an international project to build what could be a revolutionary nuclear fusion reactor, which will produce renewable energy, has reached a major milestone. Half of the infrastructure required for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project has now been completed — seven years after construction officially began in 2010. More than just becoming a major achievement in modern engineering, the ITER project could be a source of clean nuclear fusion energy by 2025. And it all starts on the 180-hectare site in Saint Paul-lez-Durance in southern France.
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