Project: ITER Nuclear Fusion Reactor
Funded by: US Department of Energy & International Domestic Agencies
ITER is a joint international research and development project located in Cadarache, France that aims to demonstrate the scientific and technical feasibility of fusion power. The aim of ITER is to demonstrate how fusion can be used to generate electrical power to design and operate the first electricity-producing fusion plant.
ITER will generate 500 MW of fusion power for extended periods of time, ten times more than the energy input needed to operate it.
ITER will also test a number of key technologies, including heating, control, diagnostic and remote maintenance that will be needed for real fusion power station.