HVDC: High-Voltage DC Technology Breakthrough

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From the National Geographic article:

... "An updated, high-voltage version of DC, called HVDC, is being touted as the transmission method of the future because of its ability to transmit current over very long distances with fewer losses than AC. And that trend may be accelerated by a new device called a hybrid HVDC breaker, which may make it possible to use DC on large power grids without the fear of catastrophic breakdown that stymied the technology in the past." ...

High-Voltage DC Breakthrough Could Boost Renewable Energy

Note: Some of the comments below the article add better perspective to the technology.