Maxwell And Kenworth Offer Ultracapacitor-Based Engine Starting Module In New Trucks
Maxwell's Engine Start Module will be available on Kenworth's T680 and T880
SAN DIEGO, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL), a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, today announced that its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM) will be offered as a factory-installed option on new Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks. Kenworth dealers have offered the ESM as an aftermarket solution since 2011. With increasing demand for reliable truck engine starting, Kenworth is now the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to offer Maxwell's ESM as a factory-installed option.
What Does It Take to Introduce a New Material to the Commercial Ultracapacitor Market?
Attention all materials innovators who are working on new materials for ultracapacitors, here’s a friendly message: If the “value” of the new materials is equal to, or even just slightly lower than that of incumbent materials, there is no chance for adoption. Notice the term value is in quotes. The key to your success lies in your ability to determine the appropriate definition of that value. Clearly, it is a cost-versus-performance tradeoff, but there are many facets of that compromise to consider.
Women in Business: Dr. Kimberly McGrath, Director of Business Development, Maxwell Technologies
Dr. Kimberly McGrath is director of business development for Maxwell Technologies and has spent her career in the field of energy storage applications and technology development. Dr. McGrath received her doctorate in chemistry from the University of Southern California and an MBA from The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.
How Ultracapacitors Can Transform Your Fleet
In the construction industry, required industrial equipment can be costly. Expenses can branch beyond the initial cost of machinery. Fuel and maintenance costs can be high and unpredictable, and money and time are often lost when work is delayed due to equipment failure.
Weeding Out Non-Viable Players in the Evolving Ultracapacitor Industry
There is a shakeup coming to the ultracapacitor industry, and it is going to be very interesting. Having been around people who participated in the formative years of the ultracapacitor industry (and having participated in a few of them myself), I have seen it evolve from a vision to a science experiment to a breakthrough to a real disruptive technology to a market development activity to a viable industry with realized success and huge potential. As ultracapacitor technology is proven and the industry continues its growth, we will see the competition whittled down, based on the results customers are seeing.
Maxwell Technologies Appoints Michael Finger Senior Vice President Of Global Sales
SAN DIEGO, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that Michael Finger has joined the company as senior vice president of global sales.
Ireland’s First Combined Ultracapacitor & Energy Storage Facility
reland intends to achieve 40% renewable energy by 2020. This is an ambitious goal, considering most of this electricity comes from large-scale wind farms. “The challenge is that it is an island grid, with only limited connection to the UK,” said Klaus Harder, Business Development Manager at FREQCON GmbH. Some winter nights, the Irish grid will have to take 75% of its electricity from renewable sources. This calls for additional services, so FREQCON deployed Ireland’s first combined ultracapacitor & energy storage facility for the Tallaght Smart Grid Testbed in South Dublin County.
IRELAND’S FIRST COMBINED ULTRACAPACITOR & BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE FACILITY
Ireland intends to achieve 40% renewable energy by 2020. This is an ambitious goal, considering most of this electricity comes from large scale wind farms. “The challenge is that it is an island grid, with only limited connection to the UK,” said Klaus Harder, Business Development Manager at FREQCON GmbH. Some winter nights the Irish grid will have to take 75% of its electricity from renewable sources. This calls for additional services and FREQCON deployed Ireland’s first combined ultracapacitor & battery energy storage facility for the Tallaght Smart Grid Testbed in South Dublin County.
Maxwell Technologies Ultracapacitors Utilized in Ireland
Maxwell Technologies reported that Freqcon GmbH, a German developer and distributor of renewable energy systems, has deployed an energy storage system for the Tallaght Smart Grid Testbed in Ireland that uses Maxwell ultracapacitors and lithium-ion batteries to support grid stability in both residential and industrial settings.
Ultra-Capacitors Support Irish Smart Grid Test Bed
Freqcon has installed an energy storage system for Ireland’s Tallaght smart grid test bed. The solution is integrated with Maxwell’s ultra-capacitors and lithium-ion batteries that are designed to support grid stability in residential and industrial settings. The test-bed also features Freqcon’s microgrid stabilizer to enable voltage and frequency stabilization.