Future Applications - Vincent P

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Future Applications - Vincent P

IMPACT ON SOCIETY

Benefits

-SUPERCONDUCTORS--FUTURE APPLICATIONS-POWER DISTRIBUTION

Superconductors have the potential to be used in a form of extremely efficient energy distribution. Currently, electricity needs to be stepped up and down, in order to transport it efficiently to the home, to prevent line-loss. The application of electrical lines being built with superconductive material would cause no line-loss, as their is no electrical resistance in a superconductor. DC energy would also be used, and is a better alternative overall than AC. A superconductor with a higher critical temperature could be used, or the wire (diagramed below-left) could currently be used.

PROS: Power plants could be located much further away from civilisation, thus the environment around civilisation would be much cleaner and safer to society. Also, transformers would not be needed, on the street and in the home, thus saving room for society, while also being aesthetically pleasing. Also, due to no line-loss, energy would be used more efficiently, thus sustaining the environment, which offers a greener world to live in for society.

CONS: The introduction of superconductors for power transmission would cause a major inconvenience for society to install. They are very expensive to install, thus, impacting on societies time and finances.


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