Geothermal mega-drills and floating reactors: the future of island power

There are several complexities in generating island power, but how can we overcome them Image: Reuters/Antara Foto/Widodo S Jusuf

Tony Pan

Chief Executive Officer, Modern Electron


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The potential of generating island power is impacted by their isolation from the mainland Image: US Navy
Hurricane Maria in Roseau, Dominica caused serious damage to island power infrastructure Image: Roosevelt Skerrit

Illustration showing the route of the Nord Stream offshore gas pipeline in scaling island power Image: Samuel Bailey

The Svartsengi geothermal island power sources near the Blue Lagoon, Iceland. Image: Reuters/Bob Strong

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