High voltage power lines are such an amazing piece of engineering.
@uint8_t why don't they just,, bury the cables
@dragon because then you'll lose a lot of energy through capacitive coupling
we're talking about a million volts here
or you must use HVDC systems with big expensive inverter stations
@uint8_t I'm team form over function tbh and these things do not spark joy sorry
@dragon function over form and I can tell you these beasts are well thought out
but I agree that adding a bit more art in place of uniformity would be great
(it would also be more expensive, and sadly, no one wants to pay for that!?)
@uint8_t honestly abolish money and make them integrate better with the trees and shit >~<
@uint8_t what I find really fascinating is that it's basically microwave engineering on a huge scale. Same problems with transmission line matching and phase sync.
@datacop it's macrowave engineering
😂 now I really regret not working in power EE, I'd really like to have a 'Macrowave Engineer' business card 😁 @uint8_t
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