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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-10 10:28 PM
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11. High voltage lines can't be buried over long distances
If I recall correctly, really high voltage lines (the kind used for long distance transmission to reduce line losses) have to be a considerable distance above the ground. The capacitance of the ground produces significant power losses otherwise.
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