Manufacturing the next generation of power delivery
Advances in materials make cables1/10th size and 100% efficient Convergence of conductor improvements, cooling systems, and cable undergrounding equipment establish an awaited opportunity.
We developed winding tooling from the ground up to handle fragile new materials and configurations supporting the AC grid.Patented technology automates cable winding for rapid, reliable output.
“The work opens the door for commercial HTS current lines in AC applications. The AC is very important as then no expensive AC/DC convertors are needed and a gradual stepping up of projects of increased current line length becomes feasible.”
“The likelihood that in a HTS current lines become a standard widely used product on a 20 year time scale is very high given the changing power generation market with upcoming wind and solar farms.”
“The size of the potential market within the DoE and DoD would be in the billions of dollars.”
“The single phase cable will have application to both AC and DC architectures. Developing a fully transposed HTS cable would have significant value to the superconducting cable/machine community.”
“Evolutionary product development that addresses operational limitations of current SC power transmission cables.”
“Technology is promising for enabling very high efficiency transmission of electrical power. It can be applied fairly broadly to NASA applications (particularly large transport electric aircraft) and non-NASA applications.”
“We need advanced power solutions that only SCs provide. You build commercially ready SC transmission cables and we will buy.”