Copper in Renewable Energy Transmission
“What role does copper play in renewable energy transmission?”
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would know that renewable energy such as solar and wind are rising at catastrophic rates. And with this rise comes the need to safely, efficiently, and cleanly transport all of this energy. So how can we use our engineering mindset to solve this problem? Well, if we think back to fundamental principles, we know that the type of conductor used for transmission will greatly affect how electricity is expended. So logically thinking, we should use a material that does not lose much current to friction. A perfect candidate for this would be copper, due to its high conductivity and plentiful supply.