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The capital cost of the IFR must be huge on a per watt basis. A 1 GW conventional nuclear plant will run about $4 billion. which is$4 per Watt. An IFR would be at least double, maybe triple that so $8 -$12 billion not including development costs. While an IFR if very efficient, it does use fuel and has a significant operating cost. Accepting that my figures for cost may be out by a factor of 6, that puts solar at today's prices about \$12/watt. So it I appears to me that solar would be competitive. A big advantage of solar would be the speed at which it could be implemented.