Michael Mattera, Consultant, Bridgeport, Conn.

An alternative to copper-based grounding

Michael Mattera, Consultant, Bridgeport, Conn. commscope.com Wind turbine towers are a natural target for lightning strikes. A good grounding system plays a critical role guarding against catastrophic damage to the blades, electronics, transformer, nacelle, and collector system out to the substation. Up until now, copper has been the predominant material in wire and cable used