There really isn't a word that neatly captures American Superconductor
Whatever the case, it's still losing money. Revenue was up 15% for the first quarter, but the operating loss increased slightly from last year. Performance tends to bounce around a bit from quarter to quarter as orders come in, but basically the power electronic systems segment is the one with "real" products right now -- products that are seeing respectable demand at places like wind farms.
The company's superconducting wire gets all the press. These lines can transmit significantly more power than regular wires, and folks see the demand for regular power cables at General Cable
I'm actually almost as interested in the potential of the motors business, though. Working with Northrop Grumman
If you want a play on the electrical infrastructure build-out without tremendous risk, check out ABB
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Fool contributor Stephen Simpson has no financial interest in any stocks mentioned (that means he's neither long nor short the shares).