SuperNode and Cern combine to improve renewable power transmission | The Irish Times


SuperNode, the Irish company developing energy transmission technology, and the European Laboratory for Particle Physics known as Cern, have joined forces to develop novel insulation for superconducting cables, with a view to improving energy transmission and accelerating the renewable energy transition.

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with such an esteemed and innovative organisation as Cern and are confident that it will help us to better develop our superconducting transmission cables,” said SuperNode chief executive John Fitzgerald.

If the alliance is successful it will enable the transmission of electricity over long distances using superconductor materials with no losses — and could be a key enabler in setting up a supergrid in Europe.

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