HTS Motor Produces 5,000 Horsepower
Because HTS wires carry large amounts of electric current with low energy loss, this motor is approximately half the size and weight of a conventional motor, and it reduces energy loss by as much as 50%. The company says that motors larger than 1,000-hp capacity use one-quarter of the electricity generated in the U.S. Thus, potential energy savings from using large HTS motors could be substantial.
Publication date: 09/10/2001