The future of nuclear energy could lie with super small reactors and alternative technologies. There’s more than one design for a nuclear reactor, but you wouldn’t know it judging by the array of aging light-water reactors in operation around the world. A number of potentially better reactor types have been stuck on drawing boards or at the experimental stage for decades. Now a handful of small companies say the best way to commercialize these advanced concepts is to hitch nuclear to the distributed-energy bandwagon. … Read Original Article From IEEE Spectrum