whats the difference between wind turbines, power plants and nuclear plants?

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3 years ago#1
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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3 years ago#2
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.
3 years ago#3
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.
3 years ago#4
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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3 years ago#5
Wind Turbines
+ 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.

Power Plant
+ 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.
3 years ago#6
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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