Designing New Economical and Scalable High Performance Aluminum Alloys for Overhead Electric Transmission Conductors

Period of Performance: 04/10/2017 - 04/09/2019

$1.01MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

NanoAl LLC
8025 Lamon Avenue, Suite 446 Array
Skokie, IL 60077
Firm POC, Principal Investigator

Abstract

Energy loss in high-voltage transmission and distribution networks currently costs U.S. economy billions of dollars annually. The development of advanced and high performance electrical conductors is critical to improve efficiency, to lower system costs, and to improve robustness of the US electrical grid. This new type of economical and scalable aluminum alloy has high electrical conductivity and the robustness to overcome the current deficiencies.