Autoline Supplier Symposium 2015 – Day One
Marty Mills’ Autoline Supplier Symposium panel with executives from Methode Electronics and Shiloh Industries, moderated by John McElroy appeared on Autoline, covering new consumer electronics and technologies moving into automotive models.
Maxwell Technologies CEO Franz Fink To Present At Investor Conferences In New York
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies' (Nasdaq: MXWL) President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Franz Fink, will make presentations at 9:20 am EST, January 12, at the Sidoti & Company, LLC Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum, and at 12:45 pm EST, January 13 at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York City.
Beating the cold weather ‘no starts’
“Battery drain is an issue for fleets at parking facilities where drivers require hotel loads for comfort and convenience items, especially during rest periods required by new hours-of-service regulations,” says Ryan Bennett, vice president of product and marketing at Idle Smart. “With the right technology, fleets can monitor and eliminate battery drain so trucks are ready to meet operational needs.”
Aren’t you curious? What top 11 products in Windpower Engineering & Development did readers look for most often in 2014?
As we round the annual circle to end 2014, it has become a tradition to look back on the products that garnered the most attention. And so for your entertainment, we present the top 11 products of 2014, ranked by the number of page views as Google analytics counts them.
Renewables and grid integration: the energy storage approach
Successful integration of ever-growing amounts of renewable energy into electric grids has been a constant quest for utilities over at least the past few years. Dr. McGrath outlines today’s challenges in renewables integration, the contributing factors utilities are or should consider in their planning, and a selection of available solutions. While her article is far from a sales piece, it should be noted that Dr. McGrath is employed by a company that provides energy storage and power delivery solutions.
Maxwell Technologies' K2 2.85-Volt 3400-Farad Ultracapacitor Cell Named One of the 2014 Hot 100 Products by UBM Canon's EDN
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL), a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery solutions, announced that EDN has named Maxwell's K2 2.85-volt 3400-farad ultracapacitor cell as one of the "100 Hot Products of 2014." The 2014 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity.
Do Electric Vehicle Batteries on the Grid Make Sense?
Almost everybody will agree that the power grid is undergoing radical rethinking and re-engineering. The old issues of reliability and capacity are still with us, but the new issues of renewable and sustainable generation technologies like solar and wind, the last-mile dilemma and escalating power demands coupled with significantly rising costs to the consumer are fueling the grid-level debates like never before.
Supercapacitors 2014: Partnering for Success
Lars Stegmann, VISEDO Sales Director, Central Europe & Americas; and Kim McGrath, Maxwell Technologies Director of Business Development recently co-presented at the Supercapacitors USA 2014 event in Santa Clara, CA November 19-20, 2014. The theme of their talk was "Maximizing ROI with Enhanced Ultracapacitor Module Designs.” The Supercapacitors USA 2014 event is the leading conference in North America for this rapidly growing multi-billion dollar ultracapacitor/supercapacitor market. Read more
Advanced Battery Consortium awards funding for stop-start applications, improved electrolytes
The US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) has awarded $2.68 million to San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies for the development of a hybrid energy storage system for automotive stop-start applications. The competitively bid contract award is co-funded by the DOE.
The Next Breakthrough in Grid Capacity
The next breakthrough in grid capacity may not be battery storage. Ultracapacitors are faster, discharging in fractions of a second rather than seconds, perform over broader temperature ranges (-40°C to +65°C) and provide more power. As batteries produce and store energy through a chemical reaction, rather than storing it in an electric field, they have more capacity.