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American Superconductor is an American energy technologies company based in Devens, Massachusetts specializing in the design and manufacture of power systems and superconducting wire. It owns AMSC Windtech in Klagenfurt, Austria. Wikipedia.


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American Superconductor Corporation | Date: 2011-10-06

A power plant for providing electric power to a power grid includes energy sources; power conditioning units and a controller configured to cause power provided to the grid to have selected electrical characteristics. The controller is in high speed real-time communication with the power conditioning units and programmed to provide instructions to the power conditioning units.


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American Superconductor Corporation | Date: 2011-06-20

A stator assembly for use in a superconducting generator operated at frequencies up to 10 Hz is disclosed. The stator assembly includes a ferromagnetic stator winding support having a plurality of teeth defining slots, the slots configured to receive and support stator windings. The stator winding support is formed so that the ratio of the sum of the widths of the slots to the sum of the widths of the teeth and slots is in the range of 0.65 to 0.90.


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American Superconductor Corporation | Date: 2011-01-04

A method of controlling a static VAR compensator includes providing a static VAR compensator having a capacitive component and a thyristor for switching the capacitive component into and out of a power distribution network; monitoring an electrical characteristic associated with the capacitive component; and controlling operation of the thyristor at least in part on the basis of the electrical characteristic associated with the capacitive component.


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American Superconductor Corporation | Date: 2015-04-16

A method for cooling high temperature superconducting (HTS) cable comprising receiving a first flow of coolant at a first section of HTS cable and permitting the first flow of coolant to flow therethrough. The method also includes receiving a second flow of coolant at a second section of HTS cable and permitting the second flow of coolant to flow therethrough. The first section of HTS cable and said second section of HTS cable are coupled via a cable joint, the cable joint electrically connecting the first and second sections of HTS cable. The cable joint is in fluid communication with at least one refrigeration module. The cable joint includes at least one conduit configured to permit a third flow of coolant between the cable joint and the at least one refrigeration module through a coolant line separate from the first and second sections of HTS cable.


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American Superconductor Corporation | Date: 2012-03-08

A method includes locating a defect in a first segment of high temperature superconducting wire. A second segment of high temperature superconducting wire is then positioned onto the first segment of high temperature superconducting wire such that the second segment of high temperature superconducting wire overlaps the defect. A path is then created such that current flows through the second segment of high temperature superconducting wire. The first segment of high temperature superconducting wire and second segment of high temperature superconducting wire are then laminated together.

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