The Role of Ultracapacitors in Automotive Technologies
An ultracapacitor complements a primary energy source by supplementing power during periods of peak demand. They are able to quickly release or accept charge at a moment’s notice, and what an ultracapacitor lacks in storage capacity is overcompensated for by efficiency and life expectancy. They are able to quickly absorb energy, produce peak loads on demand and withstand repeated charge cycles without degradation. Essentially, they are a power storage device with an extended life expectancy.
Ultracapacitor Makers Look to Micro-Hybrid Vehicles for Growth
Ultracapacitor makers are looking to vehicle electrification as a way to increase sales, targeting the so-called "micro-hybrid" market rather than plug-in electric vehicles.
Maxwell Technologies names Thibault Kassir VP and GM, Energy Storage Products
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) ("Maxwell"), a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery solutions, today announced the appointment of Thibault Kassir as Vice President and General Manager, Energy Storage Products. With over 24 years of business and technical knowledge combined with considerable experience in Asia, Kassir will oversee Maxwell's global energy storage product line, tasked to build on recent momentum and to drive future growth.
Maxwell Completes Acquisition of Nesscap Energy Business
SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) ("Maxwell"), a leading developer and manufacturer of capacitive energy storage and power delivery solutions, announced today that it has successfully completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets and business, including the operating entities, of Nesscap Energy, Inc. ("Nesscap") pursuant to the arrangement agreement that was announced on February 28, 2017. Maxwell issued approximately 4.15 million shares and assumed ordinary course liabilities of the business in consideration for the purchase of the Nesscap business.
Overcoming grid power failure: Using ultracapacitors for reliable genset starting
We’ve all been in a building, or at home, when the power unexpectedly goes out and everything goes dark. If you’re at home, maybe your alarm clock resets and you’re late for work the next morning. But in critical facilities like hospitals, the consequences can be detrimental. Doctors and nurses rely on power to treat patients, so there must be a backup power source to ensure that even if the power grid fails, patients can still receive the treatment they need. The same is true for facilities like financial data centers, where a power outage can result in significant data and financial loss, or even airlines and flight control centers, where power failure can threaten the safety and security of travelers.
Generator Modules Can Replace Batteries - Facility Management Product Release
Grid power failures are a major concern for power-critical facilities such as hospitals, hotels, data centers and server farms. Maxwell’s GSS modules support a variety of gensets, from towables to stationary power systems, and bring a high level of confidence to building operators that gensets will start when needed. While failure-to-start is often battery-related, Maxwell’s GSS modules can be installed alongside batteries to provide burst power during cranking. Alternatively, GSS modules can replace batteries entirely, thereby eliminating the most common reason for genset failure-to-start.
Maxwell Signs $47 Million Strategic Equity Investment Agreement with China's SDIC Fund Management Co., Ltd.
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) ("Maxwell"), a leading developer and manufacturer of capacitive energy storage and power delivery solutions, today announced the signing of a stock purchase agreement (the "Agreement") with SDIC Fund Management Co., Ltd. ("SDIC Fund Management").
Maxwell Technologies Announces Agreement with Viex Capital Advisors
AN DIEGO, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) ("Maxwell" or the "Company"), a leading developer and manufacturer of capacitor energy storage and power delivery solutions, announced today that it entered into a cooperation agreement with Viex Capital Advisors, LLC and its affiliates ("Viex") under which the Maxwell Board has agreed to appoint Mr. John Mutch as an independent director and to nominate Mr. Mutch for election at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders as a Class III director of the Company for a term expiring in 2020. Mr. Mutch was selected by Viex but is not an affiliate or associate of Viex. Additionally, the Company and Viex have agreed that, following the 2017 Annual Meeting, the Board will reduce its size to eight, including the Viex nominee.
How Ultracapacitors Can Support the Growing Wind Industry
The nation’s largest renewable resource is growing. According to AWEA, wind-related employment will grow to reach 248,000 jobs by 2020. Additionally, the wind industry invested more than $13.8 billion in projects in 2016. It’s clearly an exciting time for the industry and its employees. For those considering a job in renewable energy, now just might be your time. As we celebrate this growth, it’s important to consider what the future of wind power looks like. How do we continue to innovate and keep this momentum alive?
Maxwell to acquire Nesscap's energy business for $23m
Maxwell Technologies announced in February that it planned to buy the operational assets of supercap firm Nesscap Energy for $23 million.