American Superconductor issues results for 5,000-hp HTS electric motor prototype

American Superconductor has successfully completed load-testing the world’s first 5,000-horsepower (hp), high-temperature superconductor (HTS) prototype electric motor.

The company, based in Westborough, Massachusetts, is also continuing with its plan for the design, manufacture and testing of its first ship propulsion motor prototype – a much higher-torque, lower-speed motor than the prototype 5,000-hp motor.

The 5,000-hp motor was engineered to validate the company’s design of the HTS rotor

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