whats the difference between wind turbines, power plants and nuclear plants?
It always seem to me that its logical for wind turbines because theyre good for the environment, need no workers, and are small. But i know there must be a reason for the other 2. whats the difference between them all?
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wind turbines produce very little power so you will need loads of them to equal the power of a power plant. nuclear plants produce even more but need uranium to work which you need to import.
I think there are also upkeep costs to consider. Wind turbines can be handy to act as a replacement for a substation - you don't need to link to the existing power grid even.
I use wind turbines exclusively for all the above reasons, on a $ to Watt basis I think they're more expensive then a powerplant but not enough to overshadow their benefits.
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+ No Pollution.
+ No Workers.
+ Decent amount of power if placed at high altitudes.
- High Upkeep.
- Depending on the altitude, you need to build a lot to sustain a large city.
+ Relatively cheap (Even better if you sign up with the US).
+ Employs women (I don't know about you, but I struggle to employ all women).
- Heavy pollution.
- If a worker dies/leaves/quits electricity may suddenly decrease.
Nuclear Power Plant
+ Produces a lot of power.
+ No pollution.
- Must import Uranium (which is somewhat expensive).
- Expensive to build (not so bad if you sign up with the US).
- Must be placed on the coast.
- Large building.
Has anyone calculated the cost of upkeep over power of windmills versus nuclear power plants? I would do it myself but the latest patch/latest NVIDIA update/something crashes my Tropico 4 game.
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