Composite material is rapidly gaining acceptance for the fabrication of poles and crossarms throughout the utility industry. This technology is considered cutting-edge, avant-garde and ultramodern by much of the industry, but the fact is, it has been on the grid for 50 years. As with other technologies on the intelligent grid, the materials science took a while to catch up with the theories and ideas of the people working in the industry. But again, it has been on the grid for half a ...

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