Today’s electricity networks are under significant stress due to drastically increasing demand from factors such as electric vehicles, growing populations and the integration of renewables.
As electricity lines operate, they get hot, both from the current running through them and incoming solar radiation. The hotter the line, the less efficient the line is due to increased electrical resistance.
Cooler overhead lines with lower electrical resistance will reduce power losses, reduce carbon emissions, offer increased ampacity and bring both CAPEX and long-term OPEX savings.
AssetCool’s groundbreaking technology works according to recent advances in photonic science: passive radiative cooling. In this field, coatings have been engineered to interact with different wavelengths of light and manage incoming and outgoing radiation to create a net outgoing radiative energy flux on the conductor. We have designed an innovative coating to maximise the cooling power of our coatings whilst operating at the elevated temperatures of overhead conductors.
Reduces overhead line temperature
Increases conductor ampacity
Reduces carbon emission
Consistent conductor ampacity across all levels of solar radiation - increased day time peak capacity