Headline: Superconducting transmission lines – Sustainable electric energy transfer with higher public acceptance?

Superconducting transmission lines have a tremendous size advantage and lower total electrical losses for high capacity transmission compared to solutions based on standard conductors. This leads to a minimized environmental impact and enables an overall more sustainable transmission of electric energy. The socio-economic aspects of transmission lines based on the novel magnesium diboride superconductor and on high-temperature superconductors are compared to state-of-the-art HVDC overhead lines and underground cables based on resistive conductors.

Publication Year
2016
Publication Type
Academic Articles
Citation

Thomas, H., Marian, A., Chervyakov, A., Stückrad, S., Salmieri, D., Rubbia, C. (2016): Superconducting transmission lines – Sustainable electric energy transfer with higher public acceptance? - Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 55, p. 59-72.DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.10.041

DOI
10.1016/j.rser.2015.10.041
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http://publications.iass-potsdam.de/pubman/item/escidoc:1370946:4/component/esc…
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