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The aim of this project is to realise a demonstrator, based on High-Tc Superconductors (HTS), which combines two devices, cables and fault current limiters, for which the industrial need has been clearly demonstrated. Such a link can find its application as a generator out-line or in the medium voltage power distribution system. Two alternative superconductors, Bi-2212 melt-cast bulk material and Y-123 coated tapes, have been considered as possible candidates for the power link. An assessment of the superconductors has been performed with respect to the current limiting capacity, power losses, mechanical strains and current limitation capability. The high performance of Y-123 modules offers significant economic benefits, and a large range of technical and technological results confirms the high potential of SUPERPOLI for further industrial application.

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