Deposition of HTS Material by MOCVD at SuperPower

Photo shows the world's first 36.5 MW (49,000 horsepower) superconductor ship propulsion motor completed by AMSC and Northrop Grumman at the U.S. Navy's Integrated Power System Land-Based Test Site in Philadelphia. Utilizing AMSC’s Amperium™ wire, the motor is one third the size and weight of a conventional 36.5 MW marine motor and less than half the size of a power dense naval motor. (Courtesy of American Superconductor)

American Superconductor’s Amperium™ wire conducts more than 100 times the electrical current of equivalent sized copper wire. As a result, the few Amperium wires pictured on the right are able to carry as much power as all of the copper on the left. (Courtesy of American Superconductor)

American Superconductor’s Amperium™ high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire conducts more than 100 times the electrical current of equivalent sized copper wire. Just one of these ultra-thin wires can carry enough power to serve the needs of approximately 10,000 U.S. homes. The power density of Amperium wire dramatically reduces the footprint and cost of large-scale electrical equipment, such as power cables and wind generators. (Courtesy of American Superconductor)

Photo shows the world's first HTS power transmission cable system installed in Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) commercial power grid in April 2008. At full capacity, the 138 kV system is capable of carrying 574 megawatts of power and powering 300,000 homes. The three cables shown entering the ground can carry as much power as all of the overhead lines on the far left. (Courtesy of American Superconductor)

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