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Renewable Growth Increases Need for Long-Distance Direct Current Transport Lines

As a cleaner energy future emerges, a major hurdle remains: the ability to efficiently move power, particularly from far-flung wind farms, solar facilities and hydroelectric dams to urban and remote customers. High-voltage direct current (HVDC) lines can bridge the gap and spur renewable energy growth. Siemens, which is executing several HVDC projects, estimates a worldwide market of approximately 40 new line projects and 20 refurbishment projects in the next 10 years.
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