Amazing how they left out TESLA'S name from the part about the battle between AC and DC power way back when.
Is there any application for off-grid power (apart from the grid) from this transformer? I just can't bring myself to get excited about a world wide electric grid. Just means power providers will get the ability to screw over anyone, anytime, anywhere. We need decentralized power production, not a central power provider with expanded capabilities, IMHO.
Nah, if we build large loop DC grids, you can use em for direct induction of solar wind/ionosphere flux.
Since they are superconducting, you can actually dump in lightning strikes too.
Turn a bug into a feature. Induction on AC lines is bad, induction on DC is free power.
Can do it with graphene cables/ribbons, without having to supercoool them, and then use the same cables as a storage battery, and use em for running electric trains for local transport.
Use long flattened loops to interconnect towns, and circle cities with them.
can just tie in every neighborhood, and still have local panels to feed into the major grid too....
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