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EPO – Finalist 2015 Industry – High-voltage power grid connection, Gunnar Asplund

Gunnar Asplund (Sweden)

Invention: High-voltage power grid connection

Ugly pylons and power lines, long strands of cables and large, unsightly power conversion stations: Although modern civilization would be unthinkable without it, electrical distribution is often obtrusive. Dealing with this problem, Swedish engineer Gunnar Asplund has helped hide away much of a power grids’ infrastructure. At the same time, he’s boosted the efficiency of transmitting electricity from remote power stations, making renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, a more viable option.

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