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American Superconductor (AMSC) is the maker of high temperature superconducting material. By high temperature they mean slightly higher than liquid nitrogen (<-411 deg f). The product that they are making can be formed into wire and virtually no loss due to resistance in trasmitting electricity. Due to the temperature and brittleness of the material I'm not sure if it will ever replace transmission lines. They are working with Relience Electric (division of Rockwell, Inc) on a superconducting electric motor that uses superconducting coils wound from AMSC's product.

This motor has huge potential. As far as motors go, this tecnology is only practical for large motors used in industrial applications. The motor is in a research mode and continuing efforts are scaling up to bigger and bigger applications.

The target is 1000 horsepower for a comercial motor. Currently a 200 hp motor has been demonstrated. A four year estimate is the horizon for a comercial product. A 10,000 hp motor built with this technology would save $100k per year in electrical use! AMSC has recived R&D magazine's 100 best project project awards.

The company is operating on research grants and has other applications. Anyone else following this story?
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789This is old news and simply allows the cases to go to court, rather than arbitraArt Bechhoefer-03/06/2014 09:46 AM
788China Supreme Court Ruling Favors AMSC in Two Sinovel Suits  muzosi-03/05/2014 12:15 PM
787The litigation regarding Sinovel's alleged piracy/theft of intellectual propArt Bechhoefer-01/02/2014 02:26 PM
786My EOY review of AMSC INTRO Here's my semi-annual exercise to see if I remetktrimbath-12/31/2013 08:12 PM
785Notwithstanding the future for wind turbines, AMSC has a lot of competition fromArt Bechhoefer-12/07/2013 02:33 PM
784Listen Up: Is There a Wind Turbine in Your Future? The levelized cost of energyDavid C. Burns-12/06/2013 03:49 PM
783Not again! If they don't like continuing the wind power tax credit, maybe tArt Bechhoefer-10/03/2013 09:37 PM
782Wind energy tax break talk is back Experts call current approach on wind energyDavid C. Burns-10/03/2013 05:16 PM
781It's true that wind power is now competitive, at least in certain regions. Art Bechhoefer-09/24/2013 05:56 PM
780Wind power now competitive with conventional sources The state’s biggest utilitDavid C. Burns-09/24/2013 05:45 PM
779For most locations, wind power still requires a subsidy to compete with electricArt Bechhoefer-09/05/2013 04:42 PM
778 Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis v7.0 Financial advisory firm LazDavid C. Burns-09/05/2013 04:34 PM
777AMSC isn't the only company making superconducting wire. Other firms could Art Bechhoefer-08/19/2013 03:58 PM
776Adding defects to superconducting wire creates unprecedented performance The David C. Burns-08/19/2013 03:50 PM
775Energy Dept. Reports: U.S. Wind Energy Production and Manufacturing Reaches RecoDavid C. Burns-08/06/2013 07:57 PM
774How Elon Musk Could Change The World With A High-Speed Transportation System CalDanD-07/15/2013 02:37 PM
773At the economic conference between China and the US yesterday, China said it wouArt Bechhoefer-07/12/2013 05:34 PM
772The news today from Bloomberg is that Sinovel is divesting four overseas assets,Art Bechhoefer-07/01/2013 06:37 PM
771I recently received the AMSC 2012 annual report and notice of their annual shareArt Bechhoefer107/01/2013 12:55 PM
770INTRO Here's my semi-annual exercise to see if I remember why I own the stoctktrimbath-06/30/2013 06:26 PM
769"On the other hand, if Sinovel does business in the U.S. (i.e., still doestktrimbath-06/30/2013 01:13 PM
768The devices would of course be equipped with lighting to warn approaching aircraArt Bechhoefer-06/28/2013 02:48 PM
767Hmmmm. I didn't know Sinovel had any offices or presence in the U.S. I wondArt Bechhoefer-06/28/2013 02:43 PM
766There have been short articles in the Scienterrific American on this topic for tDavid C. Burns-06/28/2013 12:18 AM
765US charges Sinovel with trade secret theft By Ed Crooks in New York FinancialDavid C. Burns-06/28/2013 12:10 AM
764I don't know if you continue to follow AMSC, but today a U.S. prosecutor filArt Bechhoefer-06/27/2013 05:15 PM
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