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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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806My sentiments exactly. Like your blog too. Thanks,BusBoy-yesterday
805On the futility of reverse splits. Theoretically, reverse splits make sense. Retktrimbath1Wednesday
804The Sinovel loss is significant, but AMSC has significant depth of talent and otBusBoy-February 5
803China is still the main factor. I doubt the rest of the company will be worth mArt Bechhoefer-February 5
802Loss of 7 cents/share looks to me to be a huge step forward - considering recentBusBoy1February 5
801The biggest factor in the immediate future for AMSC continues to be the China liArt Bechhoefer-January 4
800I'm new to SI, but not to this stock unfortunately. Appreciate your info onbaba101-January 4
799". . . other solutions are out-competing AMSC . . ." A major competiArt Bechhoefer-January 2
798The company's potential continues to exist. The near term catalysts are the Hawkmoon-January 1
797Here's my semi-annual exercise to see if I remember why I own the stocks I otktrimbath-12/31/2014
796The only good thing I see here is some interest on the part of the Federal goverArt Bechhoefer-7/17/2014
795This is a very long term project, and the amounts of superconducting wire and reHawkmoon-7/17/2014
794This is a very long term project, and the amounts of superconducting wire and reArt Bechhoefer17/16/2014
793Very nice move today on the ConEd news.. I think even more is on the way.. THawkmoon-7/16/2014
792It's the same old story – China. If they get some relief from Sinovel, thenArt Bechhoefer27/1/2014
791INTRO Here's my semi-annual exercise to see if I remember why I own the stoctktrimbath16/30/2014
790Smart Wind and Solar Power Big data and artificial intelDavid C. Burns-4/28/2014
789This is old news and simply allows the cases to go to court, rather than arbitraArt Bechhoefer-3/6/2014
788China Supreme Court Ruling Favors AMSC in Two Sinovel Suits bloomberg.commuzosi-3/5/2014
787The litigation regarding Sinovel's alleged piracy/theft of intellectual propArt Bechhoefer-1/2/2014
786My EOY review of AMSC INTRO Here's my semi-annual exercise to see if I remetktrimbath-12/31/2013
785Notwithstanding the future for wind turbines, AMSC has a lot of competition fromArt Bechhoefer-12/7/2013
784Listen Up: Is There a Wind Turbine in Your Future? The levelized cost of energDavid C. Burns-12/6/2013
783Not again! If they don't like continuing the wind power tax credit, maybe tArt Bechhoefer-10/3/2013
782Wind energy tax break talk is back Experts call current approach on wind energyDavid C. Burns-10/3/2013
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