Superconducting News

American Superconductor Corporation (ASC), West Borough, Mass., will supply high-temperature superconductor (HTS) wire to General Electric for development of a 100-mW HTS generator. The company claims its first-generation HTS wire "will meet GE's cost and performance targets for commercial generators.

12/01/2001


American Superconductor Corporation (ASC) , West Borough, Mass., will supply high-temperature superconductor (HTS) wire to General Electric for development of a 100-mW HTS generator. The company claims its first-generation HTS wire "will meet GE's cost and performance targets for commercial generators."

In a separate development, ASC unveiled a 5,000-hp HTS electric motor—claimed to be the largest ever. The company claims manufacturing costs are as much as 40% lower than for comparable conventional motors. Electrical losses of HTS motors are also said to be lower.

Intermagnetics will sell its low-temperature superconducting materials business, IGC-Advanced Superconductors of Waterbury, Conn., to a subsidiary of Finland's Outokumpu Group.

Tennessee Valley Authority has ordered a Distributed Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage power grid reliability solution from the team of American Superconductor and GE Industrial Systems. It was set to be deployed by November 2001.

From Pure Power, Winter 2001.





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