With the many advantages wind energy projects can offer, it’s no surprise that so many different developers are choosing to pursue them for the first time. Wind energy is clean, sustainable, and free of any of the geopolitical complications that often accompany more traditional fuel sources. In spite of its many benefits, wind energy also has its fair share of challenges, with transmission being among the most difficult of these challenges to overcome.
Wind energy is unique because it’s often necessary to place developments in rural areas in order to capture wind in useable amounts. The problem is that the areas most conducive to producing a lot of wind energy are often very far away from the places where that wind energy will actually be used, meaning major metropolitan areas. In order to cover the large distances between where wind is and where it needs to be, developers must create a transmission line, which could end up adding to the cost and complexity of wind energy projects.
In this post, we’ll examine the issue of wind energy transmission and talk about how modern land surveying technology can be used to overcome it.