SMRs

by dorfl
Small modular nuclear reactors designed to be deployed off-grid at remote sites. SMRs are manufactured as sealed units with a fixed energy capacity, including both fuel and generator components. This means they can be quickly setup anywhere but once depleted must be returned to base for refurbishment.
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Owner: dorfl
Source: N/A
Homepage: https://gitlab.com/aerosuidae/smr
License: MIT
Created: 6 days ago
Latest Version: 0.1.2 (5 days ago)
Factorio version: 0.17
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_modular_reactor

https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=190&t=74435

Pros

  • Small footprint, quick and easy to deploy in the wilderness
  • High energy density compared to solar or accumulators

Cons

  • Limited energy supply rates
  • Uranium fuel cells for life span required in advance
  • Eventually becomes depleted and must be refurbished
  • Efficiency penalty compared to running power lines from main grid

And since this is Factorio, Cons are just another person's Pros :-)

Other notes

  • Supply priority is tertiary, same as accumulators, so an SMR on the main electricty grid is like a high-capacity accumulator that can't recharge.
  • SMRs retain fuel level if picked up and moved. Fuel reserve is visible as a health bar when in an inventory.
  • Current fuel level can be read by the circuit network, like an accumulator.