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SCARLET - Superconducting cables for sustainable energy transition

The EU project SCARLET (Superconducting cables for sustainable energy transition) develops and industrially manufactures superconducting cable systems at the gigawatt level, bringing them to the last qualification step before a commercial installation.

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Illustration showing cables from offshore, solar plants and hydrogen plants

The new cables are based on superconducting materials, as when cooled down to very low temperatures carry over 100 times more current than copper conductors and this completely without energy losses.

SCARLET develops medium-voltage DC cables for multiple purposes. For instance, the high current carrying capability of the cables allows for a reduction in voltage level, leading to smaller and much less expensive equipment at offshore wind power farms. Another novelty to be developed is the transport of electricity and hydrogen in the same pipeline.

SCARLET is coordinated by SINTEF

Industry partners:

Research institutes and universities

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101075602


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Project duration

2022 - 2027