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April, 2014
Supercapacitor-Enhanced Hybrid Storage to Earn Cash for Subways

Monday, April 14, 2014

Maxwell is supplying ultracapacitors to ABB to incorporate into SEPTA’s railways

A moving train represents a significant amount of energy, which is often lost as carriages slow to stop at a station. Trains in the Philadelphia subway are not only capturing that energy in banks of batteries but also selling it to the local grid operator. This fall, it’ll be capturing even more energy—maybe earning more money from grid operators—because it plans to upgrade the system with a hybrid of both lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors.


The Last Word: Michael Dowd

Friday, April 11, 2014

An executive discusses rad-hard microelectronics in aerospace projects.

For what platforms has Maxwell Technologies delivered solutions? Maxwell has been providing components and computers to space projects for more than 20 years. Recent high-profile projects include: Gaia and Galileo (Europe), GLONASS (Russia), and Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity (U.S.).


Maxwell supplying ultracaps to ABB for hybrid version of Philadelphia rail energy recuperation system

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. is supplying ultracapacitors to ABB for its recent contract win to upgrade Philadelphia area rail lines.

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. is supplying ultracapacitors to ABB for its recent contract win to upgrade Philadelphia area rail lines. ABB will install a hybrid version of its high-efficiency ENVILINE wayside energy recovery and storage system for the Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority’s (SEPTA) light rail system serving the greater Philadelphia area.


ABB to incorporate Maxwell ultracapacitors in Penn. rail system

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Maxwell’s ultracapacitors are being incorporated into ABB’s hybrid energy recovery and storage system for SEPTA’s light rail system.

Maxwell Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced it is supplying ultracapacitors to ABB for its recent contract win to upgrade Philadelphia area rail lines


“What We Did Right was Something Different and Honest.” Blueshift Founder on Wireless Speaker Design

Friday, April 04, 2014

BlueshiftPDX designs a better battery for wireless speakers by using Maxwell Technologies’ ultracapacitors.

Wireless technology is one of the most significant contributors towards widespread adoption of smart home technology, lowering the barriers and costs involved in connecting just a room or an entire home. Instead of paying for a custom install, devices can connect to each other and to home networks over WiFi, NFC or radio waves to name a few options. That means no drilling, no wiring and little technological know-how required for a homeowner to establish a smart solution.


March, 2014
MATS 2014 3/29/2014 Hour 1 – Maxwell’s Engine Start Module

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tom Bigbee interviews Jeff Brakley of Maxwell Technologies about Maxwell’s Engine Start Module

Tom Bigbee broadcasted from the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky and interviewed Jeff Brakley of Maxwell Technologies, Inc. about Maxwell’s Engine Start Module. The Engine Start Module has 12 - 3000F ultracapacitor cells, DC-DC converter and a computer. The Engine Start Module delivers 1800 CCA for the standard Class 7-8 heavy-duty trucks that can provide reliable cranking and reduce jump starts.


John Paul AAA’s Car Doctor talks with Jens Keiser of Maxwell Technologies

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Jens Keiser of Maxwell Technologies discusses about the future of transportation using ultracapacitors.

Ultracapacitors are energy storage device that comes in handy for the need of high power, or peak power, for a short duration. People like to compare ultracapacitors to batteries. However, the big advantage for ultracapacitors is that the cycle life is greater than a battery. In the automotive industry, ultracapacitors can help improve the power and performance of electric cars such as start-stop systems.


Maxwell Expands Ultracapacitor Start Modules to Class 3-6 Trucks

Friday, March 28, 2014

The ESM 31/900 assumes starting responsibility for the truck, effectively eliminating cranking problems that come from weak or discharged batteries

The new Class 3-6 unit produces 900 cold cranking amperes (CCA), starting power for diesel engines up to 9.9 liters at temperatures -40 to 149 degrees Fahreheit.


Maxwell Technologies expands its ultracapacitor-based product line for Trucks

Friday, March 28, 2014

Maxwell’s ULTRA 31/900 ESM for medium duty trucks showcased at the Mid-America Trucking Show

The new Class 3-6 unit produces 900 cold cranking amperes (CCA), starting power for diesel engines up to 9.9 liters at temperatures -40 to 149 degrees Fahreheit. The Class 7-8 solution is rated similar for temperature, and company Senior Product Manager Jeff Brakley reports several Canada-based owner-operators have come by the Maxwell booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show to express thanks for the technology during this year’s extreme winter.


Truck Accessory: Ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module for Medium Duty Diesel Trucks

Friday, March 21, 2014

Maxwell Technologies Inc. expands its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM) product line to provide the same benefits to class 3 through 6 medium duty trucks that it has been offering previously to class 7 and 8 heavy duty diesel trucks.

Maxwell's ESM ULTRA 31/900 assumes the starting responsibility for the truck and effectively eliminates cranking problems that come from weak or discharged batteries. Consistent with Maxwell's current award-winning ESM product, the ESM ULTRA 31/900 delivers the quick-burst power trucks need to crank their engines in extreme cold, down to -40°F. The new ESM is rugged and lightweight (16 lbs.).


Ultracapacitor-Based Engine Start Module

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Maxwell Technologies is expanding its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module product line to medium-duty Class 3-6 trucks.

The ESM ULTRA 31/900 replaces traditional lead-acid starting batteries, virtually eliminating cranking problems that come from weak or discharged batteries. The ESM ULTRA 31/900 is a no-acid, lead-free energy storage solution that weighs less than one-fourth of the Group 31 lead-acid battery it replaces.


Maxwell Technologies ESM

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Maxwell Technologies introduces another product to the Engine Start Module line, the ESM Ultra 31/900

Maxwell Technologies is expanding its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM) product line to class 3 through 6 medium-duty trucks that it has been offering previously to class 7 and 8 heavy duty diesel trucks. Maxwell's ESM ULTRA 31/900 assumes the starting responsibility for the truck and effectively eliminates cranking problems that come from weak or discharged batteries. The ESM weighs16 lbs., delivers reliable starts and allows extensive use of lift-gates and buckets while the engine is off without fear of the truck not starting.


Ultracapacitor for Medium-Duty Trucks

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Maxwell Technologies’ expands its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module with the ESM Ultra 31/900

Maxwell Technologies is expanding its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM) product line to provide the same benefits to class 3 through 6 medium-duty trucks that it's been offering previously to class 7 and 8 heavy-duty diesel rigs.


Ultracapacitor Energy Storage on the Grid

Monday, March 17, 2014

Ultracapacitors uses solar “firming” as a prime application ready for ultracapacitor energy storage stabilization.

Amazing how slowly the technology development work on the grid is moving, isn’t it? In California, we are faced with a 33% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirement by 2020. The industry still has not adopted a solid answer to the imposition these renewable resources, such as solar and wind, will place on the stability of the supply to the grid and the reaction of the grid to it, even though one does currently exist.


Ultracaps Solve Diesel-Cranking Problems

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Putting big ultracaps to use can take some out-of-the-box thinking. Here's one that helps truckers who aren't allowed to leave their engines idling.

Maxwell Technologies has taken advantage of that difference to create two products that solve a problem common to both long-haul freight-carrying companies and operators of local delivery fleets. Laws and regulations prevent these companies from keeping their diesel engines running when they’re stopped for long periods.


Ending the Dead-End Battery Dilemma for Delivery Truck Drivers

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

One of the problems drivers of delivery trucks across the United States face is losing battery power during a long day of deliveries -- a problem so common that they will often leave their trucks idling even when they are not behind the driver's seat

Maxwell Technologies -- a long-time manufacturer of ultracapacitors and supercapacitors -- is offering a solution to this problem. The company is launching a version of its Engine Start Module (ESM) -- the ESM Ultra 31/900 -- for Class 3 to Class 6 trucks, which are typically those used for deliveries around cities. The product can replace one of the truck's batteries to provide the energy for its starting function.


Maxwell Technologies Launches New Engine Start Module

Monday, March 10, 2014

Maxwell Technologies unveiled a new line of ultracapacitor-based engine start modules (ESM) for medium-duty trucks at the NTEA’s Work Truck Show 2014.

Maxwell says the new ESM lines will offer smaller trucks the advantages the company had been offering to large tractor trailers. Maxwell's ESM ULTRA 31/900 assumes the starting responsibility for the truck and effectively eliminates cranking problems that come from weak or discharged batteries. The ESM ULTRA 31/900 is a no-acid, lead-free energy storage solution that weighs less than one-fourth of the Group 31 lead-acid battery it replaces.


Maxwell Technologies expands Medium-duty Product Line

Friday, March 07, 2014

Maxwell Technologies expanded its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM) product line, the ULTRA 31/900.

Maxwell Technologies expanded its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM) product line, unveiling its Class 3-6 entry at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The ULTRA 31/900 will provide the same benefits to Class 3 through 6 medium-duty trucks that it has been offering previously to Class 7 and 8 heavy-duty trucks.


Maxwell Technologies Introduces Ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module for Medium-Duty Diesel Trucks

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. is expanding its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM) product line with the ULTRA 31/900 ESM.

Maxwell Technologies' ULTRA 31/900 ESM will provide the same benefits as the Engine Start Module to class 3 through 6 medium-duty trucks that it has been offering previously to class 7 and 8 heavy-duty diesel trucks. Maxwell’s ULTRA 31/900 ESM assumes the starting responsibility for the truck and effectively eliminates cranking problems that come from weak or discharged batteries. Consistent with Maxwell’s current award-winning ESM product, the ULTRA 31/900 delivers the quick-burst power trucks need to crank their engines in extreme cold, down to -40°F.


Maxwell Brings Ultracapacitor Start Module to Medium-duty Market

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Maxwell Technologies introduces the ULTRA 31/900 ESM for medium-duty trucks.

Maxwell Technologies is expanding its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module product line to medium-duty Class 3-6 trucks. The ESM ULTRA 31/900 replaces traditional lead-acid starting batteries, virtually eliminating cranking problems that come from weak or discharged batteries. The ESM ULTRA 31/900 is a no-acid, lead-free energy storage solution that weighs less than one-fourth of the Group 31 lead-acid battery it replaces.


Ultracapacitor Energy Storage Offers Metro Operation 20% Savings

Monday, March 03, 2014

Maxwell Technologies’ Ultracapacitors offers South Korea’s metro operation more than 20% of power saving.

Metro operators in Seoul, Daejon and Incheon have achieved power savings of more than 20% using ultracapacitor braking energy recuperation technology, according to ultracapacitor manufacturer Maxwell Technologies. Up to 200 Maxwell Technologies 48 V multi-cell ultracapacitor modules are installed in 750 V and 1•5 kV energy recuperation systems which Woojin Industrial Systems has supplied for seven metro stations, as well as the Korea Train eXpress depot in Seoul.


Maxwell Technologies to Ease Your Crank with Ultracapacitors

Monday, March 03, 2014

Maxwell Technologies unveils a new energy storage and power delivery solution for Class 4 through 6 trucks at the Work Truck Show

San Diego-based ultracapacitor specialist Maxwell Technologies, which offers a variety of battery-boosting and cold-start products (as well as units designed to work with batteries to enhance the performance of electric vehicles), will unveil on Wednesday “a new energy storage and power delivery solution to make cranking problems in Class 4 through 6 trucks a thing of the past,” at the Work Truck Show, Booth 3026.


February, 2014
Maxwell’s Ultracapacitor Usage Expanded in Korea

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Maxwell Technologies’ ultracapacitors enabled Woojin Industrial Systems, a manufacturer of electric rail vehicles and rail system equipment.

Maxwell Technologies’ ultracapacitors enabled Woojin Industrial Systems to complete installation of its energy storage system (ESS) ultracapacitor-based braking energy recuperation systems in seven Metro stations in Seoul, Daejon, Incheon and the Korea Train eXpress (KTX) high-speed rail depot in Seoul. The recuperation systems, ranging from 750 to 1,500 volts, employ Maxwell Technologies ultracapacitors to absorb energy during rail vehicle braking and deliver the stored energy to the vehicles' electric motors for propulsion and to stabilize voltage throughout the system.


Coverage of World of Concrete 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

During the World of Concrete 2014, CBO spoke with the industry's leading providers about their newest products and services such as Maxwell Technologies, Inc.’s Engine Start Module (ESM).

Maxwell Technologies displayed its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM), which works to extend the life of batteries by providing “rapid discharge, rapid recharge” and a dependable “burst of energy” at every crank of the ignition, said Michael Padrnos, key accounts manager. Padrnos said that one ESM can provide enough energy to power hundreds of thousands of engine starts even in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit.


Maxwell and SK Innovation ally to develop hybrid Li-ion battery-ultracapacitor energy storage

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Maxwell Technologies announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SK Innovation.

Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SK Innovation, a subsidiary of SK Holdings and a leading Korean energy provider, to develop next-generation energy storage solutions leveraging the complementary characteristics of SK’s lithium ion batteries and Maxwell’s ultracapacitors.


Anti-Idling Solutions for Work Truck Shifts into Gear

Friday, February 14, 2014

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) has announced that it is supplying ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Modules (ESM) to Idle Free Systems, Inc., a leader in anti-idling solutions for the trucking industry.

Designed specifically for the day cab or work truck market, the Work Truck No Idle Heat System™ from Idle Free Systems provides up to eight hours of interior cab heat with the truck engine turned off, eliminating unnecessary workday idling. The system uses a coolant heater to provide engine heat and interior cab heat, and provides 12-volt electrical power for work truck functions, such as running lights or communication systems. A Maxwell ESM is integrated into the system to ensure reliable starting if the truck batteries don’t have enough cranking power to start the engine.


HDT Announces 2014 Top 20 Products

Friday, February 14, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking’ editors announce Maxwell Technologies’ Engine Start Module on their list of Top 20 Products.

Each year, Heavy Duty Trucking’s editors spend a lot of time going to press conferences and combing through news releases on the latest new products for trucking to determine the very best of the past year’s introductions for our Top 20 Products. Each product was selected based on its level of innovation, whether it addresses significant industry issues or concerns, and its potential to improve a trucking operation’s bottom line.


Idle Free incorporates ultracapacitor ESM into anti-idling system

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Maxwell ESM is integrated into the anti-idling system to ensure reliable starting if the truck batteries don't have enough cranking power to start the engine.

Idle Free Systems will offer its anti-idling system for vocational markets with an ultracapacitor-based engine state module (ESM) from Maxwell Technologies. The inclusion of the ESM will provide cranking power for Idle Free’s Work Truck No Idle Heat System. The system is designed specifically for the day cab or work truck market and provides up to eight hours of interior cab heat with the truck engine turned off. It uses a coolant heater to provide engine heat and interior cab heat, and provides 12-volt electrical power for work truck functions, such as running lights or communication systems.


Anti-Idling System Introduced for Work Trucks

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Maxwell Technologies Inc. announced that it is supplying ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Modules to Idle Free Systems Inc. to provide cranking power for the Work Truck No Idle Heat System.

Designed specifically for the day cab or work truck market, the Work Truck No Idle Heat System from Idle Free Systems provides up to eight hours of interior cab heat with the truck engine turned off, eliminating unnecessary workday idling. A Maxwell ESM is integrated into the system to ensure reliable starting if the truck batteries don't have enough cranking power to start the engine.


Maxwell Providing Ultracap Engine Start Modules for Anti-Idling Systems

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. is supplying ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Modules (ESM) to Idle Free Systems, Inc., to provide cranking power for a new anti-idling system into vocational markets across North America to include snow plow, utility, del

The Work Truck No Idle Heat System from Idle Free Systems provides up to eight hours of interior cab heat with the truck engine turned off, eliminating unnecessary workday idling. The system uses a coolant heater to provide engine heat and interior cab heat, and provides 12-volt electrical power for work truck functions, such as running lights or communication systems. A Maxwell ESM is integrated into the system to ensure reliable starting if the truck batteries don’t have enough cranking power to start the engine.


Ultracapacitors Keep Snow Plow Drivers Warm without Engine Idling

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

: Maxwell Technologies, Inc. announced today that it is supplying ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Modules (ESM) to Idle Free Systems, Inc., a leader in anti-idling solutions for the trucking industry.

The Work Truck No Idle Heat System™ from Idle Free Systems provides up to eight hours of interior cab heat with the truck engine turned off and uses a coolant heater to provide engine heat and interior cab heat, and provides 12-V electrical power for work truck functions, such as running lights or communication systems. A Maxwell ESM is integrated into the system to ensure reliable starting if the truck batteries don’t have enough cranking power to start the engine.


Maxwell Tech Provides Computer Power to ESA Astronomy Mission

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Maxwell SCS750 space computers are operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week to process images and data gathered by the two-ton satellite's two telescopes and billion-pixel digital camera.

Maxwell Technologies has supplied seven powerful single board computers that are providing processing power for the European Space Agency's (ESA) Gaia satellite, which lifted off on December 19, 2013, to survey more than a billion stars and other celestial bodies to trace the origin and evolution of the Milky Way galaxy. Gaia is a key European space mission financed and implemented by ESA. Gaia was developed by European aerospace companies, with Airbus Defense and Space France-based unit, formerly known as Astrium, as prime contractor and payload supplier.


Daily Digest

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Maxwell Technologies Inc.: Company reported that it will supply ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Modules to Idle Free Systems Inc. to be used in utility and other work trucks.

The Daily Digest intends to help readers track major announcements made by and about companies on the San Diego Stock Exchange Index. The Daily Digest tracks announcements and SEC filings released from midnight until 4 p.m., or three hours after the stock markets close. To see how companies on the San Diego Stock Exchange Index performed, visit sddt.com/stocks.


Notes from Advanced Automotive Battery Conference Show Atlanta

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in Atlanta Feb 3 through 7 is a worthwhile event for engineers looking to make contacts, learn what’s new, get engineering-level information about the latest research and markets for ultracapacitors...

You may have noticed that the market for ultra/super capacitors is making inroads into the transportation vehicle market, but mostly in Europe and Asia – not so much in the USA. That hasn’t stopped Maxwell and Ioxus from providing state-of-the-art designs for automobiles, trains, large work vehicles and much more. These ultracaps combine so well with rechargeable batteries to provide on demand power and offer peak shaving of power demand.


Making Batteries Better with Ultracapacitors

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The best solution may not be exclusively one solution; ultracapacitors and batteries together can best solve the problems facing society in the field of energy storage.

Batteries alone cannot do it all. Most modern-day applications can benefit from the use of both batteries and ultracapacitors. "Ultracapacitors, or supercapacitors as they’re sometimes called, make batteries better" is how we say it at Maxwell. You wouldn’t choose to drive a nail with a screwdriver, so why choose to supply high power to an application with a battery? Sure, if you had a big enough screwdriver, you could probably drive that nail with it. But you wouldn’t want to pay for such a screwdriver and likewise, you wouldn’t want to haul it around in your tool belt. Maxwell has been approached by a number of battery makers that realize their batteries alone cannot optimally solve the world’s energy storage and power delivery problem. Batteries are great solutions, but are not perfect. They have short lifetimes, don’t perform well at low temperatures, and, most importantly, don’t have strong power performance. You can’t re-invent physics.


Ultracapacitors: Saving Energy in Hybrid Buses

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Ultracapacitors, also called supercapacitors, play an important role in China's transition to a cleaner future by powering public buses to save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

As the use of renewables increases globally, stricter energy standards call for efficient, cost-effective technologies. A big market area for these technologies is in transportation, especially as cities pursue green initiatives. No country understands this more than China, where pollution has become such a problem that the nation has imposed driving restrictions and factory shutdowns when the air quality reaches dangerous levels. Ultracapacitors are energy storage and power delivery devices that are in use throughout China and the rest of the world to save energy and improve efficiency in a variety of applications from construction equipment to consumer electronics.


January, 2014
Toyota Launches Fuel Cell Car in the US

Friday, January 31, 2014

2013 finally saw the kick-off of sales in electric cars and the new impetus on fuel cell cars. Companies like Toyota, GM and Daimler have announced the launch of their fuel cell models in 2015.

The supercapacitor industry closed last year (2013) with a continued double-digit growth. According to Maxwell Technologies' executives, China has been the main source of growth. New announcements confirm what IDTechEx has stated in recent years: the supercapacitor and the battery industry are the same. A recent announcement by Maxwell Technologies about the signature of a memorandum of understanding to develop "next generation energy storage solutions leveraging the complementary characteristics of SK's lithium ion batteries and Maxwell's ultracapacitors". This could mean that they will either develop hybrid supercapacitors, meaning by this a device with an electrode of a lithium battery and an electrode of a supercapacitor, or they will integrate supercapacitors to protect batteries (as coupled but separate devices) in different applications.


Gaia: On its Way to The Stars

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Maxwell Technologies Space Computers on Board the Gaia Astrometry Satellite

Following its successful launch from Kourou on December 19th, the Gaia astrometry satellite, with Maxwell Technologies’ SCS750 space computers on board, is continuing on its way to its final orbital position around the L2 Lagrange point – a gravitationally stable virtual position, 1.5 million kilometers from Earth.


Ultracapacitor Storage Can Help Build A Reliable Solar Grid

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

With the aging of the electric grid and growth in renewable energy generation, the need for ancillary services to maintain grid stability will rise. This paper explores the effects of adding energy storage to the grid.

For any self-contained grid, be it a large grid covering most of North America or a small island grid with a single generator, the grid operator must insure that the generating capacity and the power demand are balanced at all times. In the simplest grid scenario consisting of a single generator and an equally sized load, balancing is achieved by running the generator at capacity which ensures that there is adequate power available for whenever the load it turned on. The disadvantage of this simple solution is that the generator consumes fuel regardless of whether it is producing power or not.


December, 2013
Maxwell Technologies Signs MOU with SK Innovation

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Partnership will focus on developing next generation energy storage solutions.

The agreement will bring together the innovations of SK’s lithium ion batteries and Maxwell’s ultracapacitors for advanced energy storage. In the release, Stephen J. Kim of SK Innovation’s battery division notes, “Our goal is to develop truly differentiated products that will create large new opportunities for both companies.” Markets will include industrial and transportation. SK Innovation is a Corporate Partner at the 2014 TechConnect World conference, the largest event in the world for technology-to-industry matchmaking for collaboration and partnership opportunities.


Maxwell Technologies, SK Innovation Form Alliance to Develop Integrated Lithium Ion Battery – Ultracapacitor Energy Storage Solutions

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ultracapacitor manufacturer Maxwell Technologies announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SK Innovation, Korea’s lithium-ion manufacturer and one of Daimler’s EV supplier.

The MoU lays out plans to develop “hybrid” (not hybrid vehicles) energy storage solutions with both ultracapacitor and li-ion cells. The partners intend to explore and identify global commercial opportunities for such a product, which will be able to provide high power and at the same time high energy density. Of course, performance in both areas will be lower than ultracapacitors or li-ion alone, but the combination of both features could be valuable in some applications.


Maxwell and SK to Jointly Develop Ultracap/Battery Combo

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ultracapacitors (aka ultracaps or supercapacitors) are the toast of the town, thanks to their rapid charge and discharge capabilities, tolerance of extreme temperature conditions and long operational life. However, their killer application may be as

Maxwell Technologies (Nasdaq: MXWL), a manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Korean energy provider SK Innovation to develop energy storage solutions leveraging the complementary characteristics of SK’s lithium-ion batteries and Maxwell’s ultracaps.


Maxwell Technologies and SK Innovation Form Energy Storage Solutions Alliance

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Maxwell Technologies signs Memorandum of Understanding with SK Innovation.

Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SK Innovation, a subsidiary of SK Holdings and Korea’s leading energy provider, to develop next generation energy storage solutions leveraging the complementary characteristics of SK’s lithium ion batteries and Maxwell’s ultracapacitors.


Maxwell Technologies signs MOU with SK Innovation

Thursday, December 12, 2013

San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL), a developer and manufacturer of ultra-capacitor based energy storage products, has signed a memorandum of understanding with SK Innovation, a subsidiary of Korean-based SK Holdings.

The memorandum of understanding allows the development of new energy storage solutions and leverages the complementary characteristics of SK's lithium ion batteries and Maxwell's ultra-capacitors. The two companies will explore and identify global commercial opportunities for products that enable enhanced functionality and improve energy efficiency in industrial, transportation and other markets.


Maxwell Technologies, SK Innovation Form Strategic Alliance

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Maxwell Technologies Inc. entered a strategic alliance with SK Innovation to develop next generation energy storage solutions that leverage the technologies of both companies.

Maxwell Technologies Inc., the San Diego maker of power storage products called ultracapacitors, and SK Innovation, a unit of South Korea-based SK Holdings, said they will explore and identify global commercial opportunities for products that improve energy efficiency in industrial, transportation and other markets. SK’s lithium ion batteries are characterized by high energy density while ultracapacitors offer rapid charge and discharge capabilities.


Findings at Supercapacitors USA 2013

Friday, December 06, 2013

IDTechEx's Supercapacitors event was held in Santa Clara, California on November 20-21, 2013. Supercapacitors USA 2013 achieved the presence of 2,200 delegates.

Maxwell Technologies, market leader in the industry, opened the conference with a presentation by Dr. Priya Bendale. An interesting point of the presentation were the results she presented from Rochester Institute of Technology and Argonne National Laboratory about how much lithium ion battery lifetime can be extended with the use of supercapacitors.


Guaranteed to Start

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Maxwell Ultracapacitor Starting System – it looks kinda like a battery, except one of these will start your truck every time.

While battery-powered HVAC systems are gaining popularity, they struggle to overcome the fear of not starting – the overnight, the climate-control system will sap the batteries. Depending on ambient conditions, the electric systems can maintain comfortable temperatures for an eight-hour period (provided they are fully charged), but there’s not much margin for a movie before bed and cup of coffee to get you going in the morning. Enter the Maxwell Ultracapacitor Starting System.


November, 2013
Helium Bluetooth speakers powered by supercapacitors

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Blueshift’s Helium users can look forward to a super quick charge time, hours of full volume playback and years of recharge cycles before needing to consider a capacitor refresh.

Sharing music with friends through laptop or smartphone speakers can be less than satisfying, which perhaps goes some way to explaining the overwhelming choice of portable Bluetooth speakers that come into view as you enter a consumer electronics store. Such offerings all suffer the same problem, though. Just as you're getting your groove on, the built-in battery dies and you have to wait hours while it juices up from a wall socket. What mobile music lovers like me need are wireless speakers that can charge in minutes, and then last for hours.


Portable supercapacitor-powered speakers charge in 5 minutes, good for 500,000 charges

Friday, November 22, 2013

Blueshift creates portable speakers that are powered by supercapacitors (first of their kind), built with open-source hardware, packed inside bamboo housing, offer a high quality sound, have a Bluetooth or wired connection, and crowd funded.

For the environmentally-conscious consumer, a love/hate relationship with electronics is inevitable, because while gadgets and gizmos and technology can make our lives much more productive, efficient, and enjoyable, the downside is that many of those items are either rendered obsolete by new technology in a relatively short amount of time, or they're cheaply made and tend to get borked quickly, or they're dependent on components that require replacing regularly (batteries, especially). All of those scenarios lead to excessive amounts of e-waste that has the potential to be a major environmental hazard over the long run.


Supercapacitors Find Applications in Hybrid Vehicles, Smartphones, and Energy Harvesting

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Maxwell ultracapacitors featured in Mouser Electronics’ article on ultracapacitors

Supercapacitors are advantageously positioned between capacitors and batteries in the electronic component taxonomy. A single supercapacitor can store far more energy than a conventional capacitor with a solid dielectric. Storage capacity lags that of batteries. But, when supercapacitors can store sufficient energy for the application, they have several advantages, including their ability to turn on instantaneously, charge quickly, and require less complicated charging circuits.


City’s hi-tech pursuit successful; Maxwell Technologies opens

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The grand opening of Maxwell Technologies’ new facility in Peoria, Arizona, which will be producing energy storing capacitors that boost and increase the life of batteries.

From his executive assistant to the director of marketing, Maxwell Technologies vice president of operations Earl Wiggins introduced some of the staff at the company who has made the company’s move to Peoria possible. They are also the people who will be working to increase production, sales, and a high-tech workforce the City of Peoria has sought for years.


The world’s first supercapacitor-powered portable speakers

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blueshift creates the Helium portable speakers that use Maxwell BCAP0350 ultracapacitors.

Recently, the search has been on for longer lasting batteries. New consumer technology is consistently requiring more and more power. But how do we create that? One such answer is by using supercapacitors, and a company called Blueshift is tapping into the power of supercapacitors in their new portable speaker system.


Maxwell Technologies opens a 120,000 square foot plant in Peoria, Arizona

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The San Diego-based company plans to expand their footprint in the West Valley

Maxwell Technologies and the City of Peoria had a special grand opening celebration on November 14th at the company's recently renovated 120,000-square-foot facility at 8644 W. Ludlow Drive.


STORAGE WARS: BATTERIES VS. SUPERCAPACITORS

Monday, November 11, 2013

Maxwell’s supercapacitors in Chinese hybrid buses highlighted in battery/ultracapacitor comparison.

Energy storage is the key component for creating sustainable energy systems. Current technologies, such as solar photovoltaics and wind turbines, can generate energy in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner; yet their intermittent nature still prevents them from becoming a primary energy carrier. Energy storage technologies have the potential to offset the intermittency problem of renewable energy sources by storing the generated intermittent energy and then making it accessible upon demand.


Driving Change in Chinese Bus Power

Friday, November 08, 2013

More than 12,000 hybrid buses are in daily service in China with ultracapacitors. All these buses use 25 percent less fuel than traditional buses and produce significantly less pollution.

As carbon emissions continue to grow and the cost of fuel rises, the world is increasingly searching for alternative means of transportation. This includes different forms of hybrid-electric and pure-electric drive systems, also referred to as new energy vehicles. The engineering resources and technology required to successfully bring these new systems to market can take time and be cost-prohibitive in the early stages.


Cummins Crosspoint Unit Chooses Supplier for Medium-Duty Hybrid EV Tech

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Maxwell ultracapacitors provide braking energy recuperation and electric torque to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

Crosspoint Kinetics LLC, a subsidiary of Cummins Crosspoint LLC, has selected Maxwell Technologies Inc. as its supplier of ultracapacitors for a new parallel hybrid-electric drive system for small paratransit bus, shuttle bus and package delivery vehicles.


Maxwell Technologies to supply Crosspoint Kinetics with ultracapacitors

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Cummins Crosspoint LLC’s hybrid system incorporates Maxwell ultracapacitors for braking energy recuperation and electric torque assist to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) said it is supplying ultracapacitors to Crosspoint Kinetics LLC, a subsidiary of Cummins Crosspoint LLC, one of the world's largest distributors for Cummins engines, parts and service, to store energy and deliver power in a second-generation parallel electric hybrid drive system for small para-transit bus, shuttle bus and package delivery vehicle applications.


Crosspoint Kinetics using Maxwell ultracaps in hybrid system for trucks and buses

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-based system offers fuel efficiency for Class 3-7 fleet vehicles

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. is supplying ultracapacitors to Crosspoint Kinetics LLC, a subsidiary of Cummins Crosspoint LLC, one of the world’s largest distributors for Cummins engines, parts and service, to store energy and to deliver power in its S3000 NEXT Generation Hybrid System second-generation parallel electric hybrid drive system for small para-transit bus, shuttle bus and package delivery vehicle applications.


October, 2013
Maxwell ultracaps power a Caterpillar behemoth

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Caterpillar’s model 6120B H FS hydraulic shovel weighs 1,400 tons and is several stories high.

Maxwell’s ultracapacitors enable the power system in the 6120B to recouperate kinetic energy as the shovel turns and moves up and down. This extra energy is used to supplement the main power system by helping power the hydraulic system when the machine requires peak power, such as during the digging portion of the cycle. This increases fuel efficiency up to 25% by hydra-electric regenerative technologies and a unique energy storage system.


Solar Power International 2013 postscript, Part 2

Monday, October 28, 2013

Maxwell ultracapacitors smooth variability; featured at Solar Power International 2013

One fresh face in the storage space is a company well-known in other arenas, Maxwell Technologies, which believes its ultracapacitors offer a compelling alternative to traditional lead-acid and other battery solutions. The firm is just beginning to pair its products with solar, according to Chuck Cook and Wolfgang Beez, who pointed to two demonstration projects in San Diego announced earlier this year that feature Soitec concentrator PV arrays working in tandem with Maxwell storage systems.


Empowering components: Electrical products play an vital role in the truck's operation

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Whenever you talk about batteries, you have to talk about the electrical systems and the components they power.

While the latest technology and devices might come to mind, electrical products such as starters, alternators, EGR valves, ignitions, sensors, turbo actuators, engine control units and headlamps play an vital role in the truck’s operation and have power demands of their own.


Quest Continues for High Power, Lots of Energy Storage, in a Single Package

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Someday, there will be a mass-market device that delivers both high power and long runtime in the same package. Right now, such a solution does not exist.

In this age of new-energy everything, it’s nearly impossible to pick up a newspaper or watch a news segment without coming across more than one entry on the latest and greatest breakthrough in energy storage.


Maxwell supercaps allow Orange to never change remote control batteries again

Friday, October 11, 2013

The ultracapacitors lower overall waste and create a worry-free experience for end users, who no longer need to deal with remote control battery replacement and disposal

Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, announced that it is working with Celadon, a manufacturer of remote control systems for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to provide its 10-farad (F) HC series ultracapacitors for remote controls used with the CLS-140 Cellular Media Center from set top box developer Cobalt Labs. These set top boxes are used by companies including Orange, a worldwide provider of broadband and mobile services, and can deliver a quick 70 to 80 percent charge to the remote control within four to five minutes.


Data Center Journal Q&A on Ultracapacitors with Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Industry Perspective is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT.

Industry Perspective asks Maxwell Technologies’ Chuck Cook about ultracapacitors and how they can serve in the data center.


Aim to be pitch perfect

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Blade pitch-control systems feature high on the list of turbine failures, but regular maintenance means wind-turbine operators can reduce downtime and improve power output.

The harsh environment of offshore, the difficulties in reaching underperforming or failing turbines, and the immense pressure to cut operating costs of such large and remote assets all emphasize the vital importance of keeping every turbine operating at optimum capacity. This requires a fully functioning, accurate and reliable pitch-control system to capture all the available wind and, at the same time, protect the blade and turbine structure from undue stresses of excessive wind force.


September, 2013
Remote Controls, Without the AAA Batteries

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Smartphones, tablets and other portable devices that need electricity rely on batteries that use a chemical reaction. But Maxwell Technologies, a company in San Diego, announced Tuesday that it was providing devices for television remote controls tha

The devices, called ultracapacitors, are a little smaller than the two AAA batteries they will replace. They can recharge within minutes and have a life span that will probably outlast the remote control, said Michael W. Sund, a spokesman for the company. Maxwell said it was approached by Celadon, a company that makes remote controls for set-top boxes, with a request for a power system that could work with a remote control.


Maxwell ultracapacitors support Caterpillar’s hydra-electric technology in the industry’s largest-ever hydraulic mining shovel

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Maxwell Technologies, announced that it is supplying ultracapacitors to Caterpillar for a high-efficiency energy management system that supports Caterpillar’s fuel-saving hydra-electric technology in the industry’s largest-ever hydraulic mining shove

The 1,400-ton shovel’s innovative energy management system incorporates 98 of Maxwell’s 125-volt ultracapacitor modules to efficiently absorb energy during brief shovel movements and rapidly deliver stored electrical energy on demand to supplement the main power system.


Contract Wins: Covanta, MHI, Veolia, URS, Maxwell Technologies

Monday, September 16, 2013

Maxwell Technologies is supplying ultracapacitors to Caterpillar

Maxwell Technologies is supplying ultracapacitors to Caterpillar for a high-efficiency energy management system that supports Cat’s fuel-saving hydra-electric technology in the industry’s largest-ever hydraulic mining shovel, the new Cat 6120B H FS. The 1,400-ton shovel’s energy management system incorporates 98 of Maxwell’s 125-volt ultracapacitor modules to efficiently absorb energy during brief shovel movements and rapidly deliver stored electrical energy on demand to supplement the main power system.


Maxwell Technologies to supply ultracapacitors to Caterpillar

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Maxwell Technologies is supplying ultracapacitors to Caterpillar for a high-efficiency energy management system that supports Caterpillar’s fuel-saving hydra-electric technology in the industry’s largest-ever hydraulic mining shovel, the new Cat® 612

The 1,400-ton shovel’s innovative energy management system incorporates 98 of Maxwell’s 125-volt ultracapacitor modules to efficiently absorb energy during brief shovel movements and rapidly deliver stored electrical energy on demand to supplement the main power system.


Maxwell to Supply Ultracapacitors for Caterpillar Mining Shovel

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Maxwell Technologies Inc. is supplying ultracapacitors to Caterpillar for a high-efficiency energy management system that supports Caterpillar's hydra-electric technology in the Cat 6120B H FS— the industry's largest hydraulic mining shovel.

The 1,400-ton shovel's energy management system incorporates 98 of Maxwell's 125-volt ultracapacitor modules to absorb energy during brief shovel movements and deliver stored electrical energy on demand to supplement the main power system.


Wind Systems Q&A with Maxwell’s Chuck Cook

Monday, September 09, 2013

Chuck Cook, Director of Applications Engineering, Maxwell Technologies, Inc., talks with Stephen Sisk of Wind Systems

Ultracapacitors are used as the back-up power source in pitch control systems for wind turbines. There are a number of different systems that use either AC or DC motors for the movement of the blade pitch. The systems vary in operating current, voltage, blade size and motor type, which results in the need for different modules.


August, 2013
Product How-to: Using Ultracapacitors for Voltage Stabilization

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Maxwell’s white paper on voltage stabilization in the power management section of the EDN.

When an electrically-driven machine starts, it may require very high current from the power supply for a short period of time. The result of this current is often an unacceptable voltage drop due to impedance in the power supply network. This voltage drop may result in the malfunction of other equipment that is connected to the same power network. Therefore it is desirable to take measures to stabilize the voltage during the machine start or other similar events that would lead to a short-term voltage transient.


Easier Starting

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Maxwell Technologies’ Engine Start Module (ESM) gives class 4 to 8 truck operators peace of mind when it comes to starting their engines.

The ESM isn’t a battery, rather it replaces the starter battery and works in tandem with the other batteries, using power-dense ultracapacitors in a Group 31 form factor. It can offer all-temperature starts even after hotel loading. Cold-weather reliability goes down to -40 C.


Supercapacitors Amp Up as an Alternative to Batteries

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Imagine charging your cell phone in just a few seconds. Or consider how transportation would be transformed if it took only a few minutes to fuel up an electric car.

Imagine charging your cell phone in just a few seconds. Or consider how transportation would be transformed if it took only a few minutes to fuel up an electric car.


Ultracapacitors Help With Solar Grid Challenges

Monday, August 12, 2013

Variability in solar output creates instability on the grid, which results in poor utilization of solar resources.

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. says its ultracapacitors can help combat these challenges by providing a few seconds of reactive power in a cost-effective and smaller package size. The long life, high power and superior charge/discharge cycling of ultracapacitors make them well-suited for energy storage for firming the output of renewable installations.


University of California To Test Energy Storage Grid Services

Monday, August 05, 2013

University of California at San Diego partners with Maxwell Technologies, Inc., Sanyo, Panasonic and other companies on energy storage projects.

How does the grid value energy storage? What are the actual costs of grid smoothing, reliability and other services that a given amount of energy storage can offer? The answers to these questions may be a bit more transparent this Fall after the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) conducts a two-month market simulation of their grid territory beginning in September, including a test of the supply of commercial-scale energy storage services by the University of California at San Diego.


July, 2013
Energy Harvesting and Storage Technologies in Rail Transit

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Harvesting vibration is probably the most obvious source of energy in a railway environment.

When one thinks of the most prominent applications of energy harvesting and storage in the transportation sector, in order to optimize fuel efficiency and batteries for electric vehicles, waste heat recovery for cars instantly spring to mind. But cars are not the only vehicles that can benefit greatly from innovation in harvesting and storage. In this article we will briefly look at implementations in the rail transit sector, and the kind of technologies that are making their way onto trains, railways and waysides in order to reduce power consumption, maintenance costs and reliability of train services.


Q&A with Maxwell Technologies: Review of Ultracapacitors

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

With their ability to store huge amounts of energy, ultracapacitors are creeping into stop-start technologies.

There are at present two automotive applications that utilize Maxwell ultracapacitors. The first is the Voltage Stabilization System (VSS) from Continental AG. This system provides voltage stabilization for the vehicle's electrical system and support for the stop-start idle elimination function. The next application is a stop-start idle elimination system implemented by Lamborghini SpA.


June, 2013
CPV Intelligence Brief 13-25 June 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Australia completes its largest CPV power station.

Australia’s largest Concentrating Photovoltaic (CPV) Solar Power Station has been completed in Mildura, Victoria. The 40 CPV ‘Dense Array’ dish systems are now fully commissioned and feeding clean renewable energy into the national electricity grid, according to a report by Solar Systems, a subsidiary of Silex Systems.


Ultracapacitors Provide Solar-to-Grid Smoothing in San Diego

Friday, June 21, 2013

A new take on solar-grid integration from Maxwell, Soitec’s CPV, and UCSD’s microgrid

We’ve seen a lot of combinations of solar power and energy storage lately, with battery-PV combos promising to help mitigate the issues that arise from connecting solar to the grid. This week saw the launch of a new project aimed at integrating ultracapacitors -- the “flash” storage of the grid -- into the mix.


Let’s Trade our Lead-Acid Batteries for Ultracapacitors System

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Drivers and fleet managers will sleep easier at night as Ultracapacitor engine starting systems will take the worry out of running electric HVAC for extended periods.

The North American trucking industry has to be one of the most conservative on the planet. It takes years, sometimes decades, for widespread change to permeate layers of tradition and familiarity. We have been traditionally slow to embrace emerging technologies, so we're always looking to backward compatibility. The new stuff has to work with the old stuff, just in case the new stuff doesn't work as well as the old stuff. Thus it becomes extremely difficult to integrate new technology into existing truck designs.


Maxwell Technologies Awarded $1.39M Contract from California Energy Commission

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies Inc. has been awarded a $1.39 million contract by the California Energy Commission to design and install an energy storage system at UC San Diego.

The new system will integrate with the existing solar energy modules at UCSD, which were designed by French semiconductor manufacturer Soitec Solar, which has a plant in San Diego. The project will start this month, and run through November 2015.


Maxwell Technologies and Soitec join forces on photovoltaics with integrated energy storage

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Maxwell Technologies and Soitec announced they will collaborate on a California Energy Commission funded, two-phase program to demonstrate the cost and efficiency benefits of combining an energy storage system with Soitec's Concentrix CPV technology.

Maxwell has been awarded a $1.39 million contract by the California Energy Commission’s Research and Development program to fund design and integration of an ultracapacitor-based energy storage system with Soitec’s CPV system located on the campus of UC San Diego and a second commercial scale system at Soitec’s solar power plant in Southern California. The integrated systems will also take advantage of other technology advances, including solar forecasting and predictive energy control, to maximize the benefit of incorporating ultracapacitor energy storage.


California Integrates Storage with Concentration Photovoltaics at Two Solar Sites

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Maxwell Technologies and Soitec will collaborate on a California Energy Commission funded, two-phase program to demonstrate the cost and efficiency benefits of combining an energy storage system with CPV technology.

Maxwell has been awarded a $1.39 million contract by the California Energy Commission’s Research and Development program to fund design and integration of an ultracapacitor-based energy storage system with Soitec’s CPV system located on the campus of UC San Diego—one of the nation’s greenest universities— and a second commercial scale system at Soitec’s solar power plant in Southern California. The integrated systems will also take advantage of other technology advances, including solar forecasting and predictive energy control, to maximize the benefit of incorporating ultracapacitor energy storage.


California Pilot to Test Energy Storage with Solar Tech

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Maxwell Technologies Inc. and Soitec will collaborate on a California Energy Commission (CEC)-funded, two-phase program to demonstrate the benefits of combining an energy storage system

Maxwell has been awarded a $1.39 million contract by the CEC's Research and Development program to fund design and integration of an ultracapacitor-based energy storage system with Soitec's CPV system located on the campus of University of California, San Diego and a second commercial-scale system at Soitec's solar power plant in Southern California.


Maxwell and Soitec Team to Integrate Energy Storage with CPV Technology

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Maxwell’s $1.39 million contract will fund design and integration of an ultracapacitor-based energy storage system with Soitec's CPV system at a University of California, San Diego.

Maxwell Technologies Inc. and France-based Soitec are collaborating on a California Energy Commission-funded program to demonstrate the benefits of combining an energy storage system with concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology. Maxwell says the integrated systems will also take advantage of other technology developments, including solar forecasting and predictive energy control, to maximize the benefit of incorporating ultracapacitor energy storage.


Ultracapacitors, Batteries Join Forces for Fuel Efficiency

Friday, June 07, 2013

Using ultracapacitors to aid lithium-ion battery systems evens out the peaks and valleys of a vehicle’s energy demand.

In the US, various regulations and standards aim to reduce the amount of petroleum automobiles consume, forcing manufacturers to develop fuel efficiency technologies and measures. The ultracapacitor absorbs the power peaks, making the vehicle more energy efficient and extending the lifetime of the batteries twofold.


Portland, Oregon Gets First Light Rail with Supercapacitors

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Railroads are about to take a leap forward in technology as the first energy storage system that runs on supercapacitors.

The southeast Portland Tacoma substation will house a unit that stores energy created through braking and then re-uses it either to send energy to the grid or for voltage stabilization during peak demand times. In energy savings mode, the energy storage unit absorbs the energy generated by braking and stores it until the system can safely feed it to the grid as trains accelerate.


Say Goodbye to Booster Cables

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Maxwell’s Engine Start Module is a reliable engine starter that reduces the chances of needing a tow truck.

Next to the clang of your cell door slamming shut, there are few sounds more disheartening than the "click, click, click" of a starter that's not getting enough juice. Scrap the day's plans, and execute Plan B -- call a tow truck for a boost and go for a coffee. That would never happen with an ultracapacitor starting system. Maxwell Technologies has pioneered such a system; it's called an Engine Start Module.


Ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module for Commercial Trucks

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Maxwell Technologies has developed an engine start module incorporating its patented ultracapacitor technology in consultation with heavy truck manufacturers and fleet operators.

Maxwell’s 12 V modules ensure reliable engine starting for commercial trucks and other heavy vehicles. Available in original equipment or as an easy-to-install retrofits solution, it prevents vehicle starting problems in cold weather or when batteries are drained by repetitive starting or climate control and other driver comfort functions.


May, 2013
Maxwell Inks Ultracapacitor Deal with Shanghai ISSON

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Maxwell claims the installation is the biggest in Asia and one of the largest in the world.

Maxwell Technologies has signed a deal to supply its ultracapacitors to Shanghai ISSON Power Quality Company. The 126 modules are being installed in a power system that operates 26 ship-to-shore cranes for loading and unloading container ships at China’s Yangshan port.


Maxwell Technologies’ Ultracapacitors Help Drive Yangshan Deep

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

As part of one of the largest ultracapacitor installations in the world and the biggest in Asia, Maxwell helps stabilize voltage and smooth the fluctuation of the power output for electric cranes.

Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, announced that Shanghai ISSON Power Quality installed 126 of Maxwell’s 125V Heavy Transportation Modules in a power system that operates 26 ship-to-shore cranes for loading and unloading container ships at the Yangshan Deep-Water Port, a national-grade super harbor connected to the mainland by a 20-mile long bridge.


Ultracapacitors Stabilize Power for Chinese Shipping Cranes

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Maxwell’s heavy transportation module includes balancing, monitoring, and thermal management that enables stabilization power.

Shanghai ISSON Power Quality installed 126 of Maxwell Technologies’ 125V heavy transportation modules in a power system that operates 26 ship-to-shore cranes for loading and unloading container ships at the Yangshan Deep-Water Port. The ultracapacitor installation stabilizes voltage and smooths the fluctuation of the power output for the electric cranes, allowing for uninterrupted operations.


Maxwell Ultracapacitors Featured in Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Maxwell looks to leverage its early ultracapacitor experience into a ubiquitous, low-cost, high-volume complement to batteries

Power sources like internal combustion engines and advanced battery packs work great as continuous suppliers of energy. But during the highest peak loads, both sacrifice efficiency attempting to meet the power delivery demands. And pushing these devices to their power limits inevitably affects their lifespan. That’s where ultracapacitors (ultracaps) can earn their keep.


Shanghai ISSON Power Quality Co., Ltd. Deploys Maxwell Technologies' Ultracapacitors To Power Yangshan Deep-Water Port Electric Cranes

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

One of the world's largest ultracapacitor storage systems supports uninterrupted port operation.

SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL), a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, today announced Shanghai ISSON Power Quality Co., Ltd. installed 126 of Maxwell's 125V Heavy Transportation Modules in  a power system that operates 26 ship-to-shore cranes for loading and unloading container ships at the Yangshan Deep-Water Port, a national-grade super harbor connected to the mainland by a 20-mile long bridge. This installation, one of the largest ultracapacitor installations in the world and the biggest in Asia, stabilizes voltage and smooths the fluctuation of the power output, for the electric cranes, allowing for uninterrupted operations.


Windpower 2013: Three Emerging Technologies Making Wind Power More Reliable

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Maxwell ultracapacitors for wind turbine pitch control

Although ultracapacitor technology is largely unknown to most people, it is a hot spot in wind energy advancements. Ultracapacitors are ideal when a big burst of power is needed for a short period of time. They have a much longer life than batteries and perform well under extreme temperature conditions.


April, 2013
Maxwell Technologies Supplies Ultracapacitors for Portland Area Light Rail Braking Energy Recuperation System

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

American Maglev Wins Contract to Retrofit 27 Vehicles with Energy-Saving System

SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that it is supplying ultracapacitors for an energy-saving braking energy recuperation system that American Maglev Technology (AMT), is installing on light rail vehicles operated by the Portland, Oregon area's Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District (TriMet).


Westmarc Panelists See Renewed W. Valley Growth

Monday, April 22, 2013

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. among several manufacturers establishing business in Peoria, Arizona

Large manufacturers who have set up shop in the West Valley told civic and business leaders Thursday that residential and economic growth is on a fast-moving trajectory. “All of our future growth will occur in the West Valley,” said Earl Wiggins, a vice president at Peoria’s Maxwell Technologies.


Combining Ultracapacitors, Batteries Helps Auto Makers Meet CAFE Standards

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ultracapacitors help batteries perform more efficiently, decreases fuel consumption and increases the hybrid-electric system's power density.

US automotive manufacturers are continually striving to develop new fuel efficiency technologies and measures in order to adhere to domestic regulations that determine the amount of fuel automobiles can use.


Maxwell Technologies' 160 Volt Module Featured as "Product of the Day" by Electrical Construction & Maintenance Magazine

Monday, April 15, 2013

Energy Storage and Power Delivery for Wind Turbine Pitch Control

Primarily targeted at pitch control systems for 1.5MW to 3MW wind turbines, the 160V module simplifies the installation process and reduces costs for all integration partners.


March, 2013
Maxwell Engine Start Module (ESM) featured at the Mid-America Trucking Show

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ultracapacitor Device Boosts Performance and Extends the Life of Batteries

Maxwell Technologies is promoting its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module for the second year running at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, and says that the product is gaining sure momentum, as more than 1,500 have been manufactured.