Monday, January 4, 2010

Renewables "supergrid"

One solution to the problem of siting the new transmission systems needed to bring renewables to market and for linking wind and solar to pumped storage hydro plants: put the cables in the sea.

This project slated for the North Sea reminds me of the now outdated wiring system called a "ring main." Interesting that a high-voltage DC line outperforms AC for this purpose. Who woulda think it?

Edison vs. Westinghouse, rematch, and Edison wins one.

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