I recently read an article on EETimes, discussing superconducting power lines to increase transmission efficiency by 5-10% due to nearly zero ohmic resistance. They state that normal power lines
provide protection against surges and lightning
Let’s assume the lightning hits a superconducting power line.
What would happen?
- Would the energy be „trapped“ in magnetic fields?
- Would it fry every attached device/transformer on its way?
- Could this be a way of „harvesting“ electricity?
- Would simply nothing happen?