SuperPower and ORNL deliver 2G wire

The world’s first significant delivery of 2G wire was made possible by SuperPower and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who were selected to receive a 2007 R&D 100 Award. From R&D 100 Magazine, September 2007: “The SuperPower/ORNL High-Performance, LMOe-HTS Wire is the culmination of several years of research aimed at developing a superconducting cable that can replace copper cables in the U.S. power grid. In addition to having a high current-carrying capacity, the LMOe-HTS wire is flexible, strong, economical, and can be mass-produced in useful (km-long) lengths.”