Transmission Systems with Zero Power Loss could come out of Scientific Breakthrough
The DOE estimates that the nation’s antiquated transmission and distribution systems together lose about 9.5% power. Brookhaven Laboratories recently made a breakthrough that could solve this problem and result in transmission systems that do not lose any power. The breakthrough involved evidence that electronic liquid crystal states can exist within a high temperature superconductor. As exciting as this breakthrough is, scientists still need to test whether the material can perform in the same manner in real world conditions.