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Top 5 Reasons to Start Heavy Duty Trucks with Ultracapacitors

September 26, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
Top 5 Reasons to Start Heavy Duty Trucks with Ultracapacitors

Today’s modern trucks have a variety of power requirements that can place a lot of demand on the truck’s lead-acid batteries. These are the top 5 reasons to install an ultracapacitor Maxwell Engine Start Module in heavy duty trucks.
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Where are Ultracapacitors Used in Automotive?

September 19, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
Where are Ultracapacitors Used in Automotive?

Do you know where ultracapacitors are used in the automobile? Find out in this video.
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Good Reads: Industry Resources for the Trucking Professional

September 12, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
Good Reads: Industry Resources for the Trucking Professional

Our trucking team put together this list of industry resources that offer current trucking news, webinars, informative videos, newsletters, job boards, blogs and more.
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VIDEO: What You Need to Know About Ultracapacitors for Wind Turbines

September 06, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
VIDEO: What You Need to Know About Ultracapacitors for Wind Turbines

Want a quick introduction to ultracapacitors for wind turbine applications? This is your video.
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Meet With Maxwell in the European Wind Capital

August 29, 2016 by Simona Vrabiescu, Marketing Communications Manager – EMEA
Meet With Maxwell in the European Wind Capital

Here are some helpful tips on how to connect with Maxwell before and during next month’s WindEnergy Hamburg 2016.
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From Intern to Pro: Meet Mechanical Engineer Joseph Park

August 22, 2016 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
From Intern to Pro: Meet Mechanical Engineer Joseph Park

Joseph Park has been a mechanical engineer at Maxwell Technologies for five years. He shares about how his internship with Maxwell led to his first full-time position with the company upon graduating the University of California, San Diego.
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Hello, Boston! Suppliers Gather for Annual Energy Battery Group Convention (PHOTOS)

August 15, 2016 by Chris Fischbach, Distribution and OEM Sales Manager
Hello, Boston! Suppliers Gather for Annual Energy Battery Group Convention (PHOTOS)

We started off the month of August joining other suppliers in Boston for the annual Energy Battery Group Meeting and Convention. Get a recap of the event and photos here.
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Trucker Defeats Cold Starts with Maxwell Engine Start Module

August 08, 2016 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
Trucker Defeats Cold Starts with Maxwell Engine Start Module

In this story, professional trucker Bill Harlow shares how switching to the Maxwell ESM’s ultracapacitor starting technology has been an advantage for his one-man business.
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A New Destination: Beijing’s Rail Line Sets Model for Ultracapacitor Energy Storage

August 01, 2016 by Jessica A. Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
A New Destination: Beijing’s Rail Line Sets Model for Ultracapacitor Energy Storage

It’s official—Beijing’s No. 8 rail line has departed from traditional braking systems. The line now employs Maxwell’s ultracapacitor energy storage technology to capture, save, and reuse energy. Maxwell’s partnership with China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation brought this project to fruition in one of the world’s most populous cities.
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Ultracapacitors Aired on Tech Talk with Dave Nemo (AUDIO)

July 25, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
Ultracapacitors Aired on Tech Talk with Dave Nemo (AUDIO)

What’s the difference between a battery and an ultracapacitor? How does an ultracapacitor work for heavy duty truck starting? What is the technology’s performance in cold and hot climates?
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VIDEO: Maxwell Technologies Talks Digitalization of the Grid for DistribuTECH 2016 Power Today

July 18, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
VIDEO: Maxwell Technologies Talks Digitalization of the Grid for DistribuTECH 2016 Power Today

In this video, Gerard Lopez, general manager of Maxwell’s high voltage product line, discusses the digitalization of the grid and Maxwell’s role as a provider of ultracapacitors and high voltage capacitors for a diverse range of grid applications.
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Avoiding Engine-Start Failure: Why a Fleet Manager Relies on Ultracapacitors

July 11, 2016 by Mark Burnside, Sr. Product Manager, Engine Starting
 Avoiding Engine-Start Failure: Why a Fleet Manager Relies on Ultracapacitors

Jay Matthewson doesn’t have time to deal with engine-start failure. As fleet manager for Ben E. Keith, a foodservice and beverage distributor based in Texas, he manages a fleet of more than 330 vehicles, including trucks, refrigerated trailers, dollies and cars; and a team of more than 160 drivers. Expensive maintenance costs are often the result when something goes wrong. It’s important that his vehicles operate reliably to keep costs down and deliveries on schedule.
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Calculate Your Engine Start Module Return on Investment with Maxwell’s Payback Calculator

July 04, 2016 by Mark Burnside, Sr. Product Manager
Calculate Your Engine Start Module Return on Investment with Maxwell’s Payback Calculator

The past dozen years or so have produced a large number of new aftermarket devices for your truck that are touted to save fuel, increase mileage, reduce operating costs, extend the life of the truck, lighten the truck, and many more benefits. Both fleet managers and truck owners face sorting out manufacturer claims, weighing the benefits, and predicting the dollar savings that the device will provide when installed in the trucks.
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Ultracapacitors: A Unique Presence Among Batteries at ees Europe 2016

June 27, 2016 by Simona Vrabiescu, Marketing Communications Manager – EMEA
Ultracapacitors: A Unique Presence Among Batteries at ees Europe 2016

Energy storage was the hot topic in Munich last week, and ultracapacitors were in the mix.
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PHOTOS: Talking Ultracapacitors in the Heart of Detroit, AABC 2016

June 20, 2016 by Marty Mills, Regional Sales Manager – Central Region, Ultracapacitor Products
PHOTOS: Talking Ultracapacitors in the Heart of Detroit, AABC 2016

The Advanced Automotive Battery Conference was held in Detroit, Michigan at Cobo Center this year. International leaders and battery technologists from major automotive OEMs and their suppliers attended to discuss key issues impacting the future of advanced vehicles and the technologies—including ultracapacitors—that will power them.
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PHOTOS: Owner Operators at Let’s Truck CMC Live Wowed By Ultracapacitor Crank Test

June 13, 2016 by David “Yaco” Yacobucci, Director of Engine Start Sales
PHOTOS: Owner Operators at Let’s Truck CMC Live Wowed By Ultracapacitor Crank Test

Nearly 400 Let’s Truck members attended CMC Live from the U.S. and Canada for this week-long training event that teaches professional truck drivers how to run an independent operator business. In a Bootcamp session, attendees were able to check out the Maxwell Engine Start Module’s performance in a crank test.
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PHOTOS: A Look at AWEA Windpower 2016

June 06, 2016 by Wolfgang Beez, Sr. Business Portfolio Manager – Wind
PHOTOS: A Look at AWEA Windpower 2016

In my conversations with major wind farm owners and operators who manage several hundreds of turbines, they emphasized that their priorities are operational and electrical safety.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Starting Class 6-8 Trucks with Ultracapacitors

May 31, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
INFOGRAPHIC: Starting Class 6-8 Trucks with Ultracapacitors

What's the difference between lead-acid batteries and ultracapacitors for truck starting? This infographic explains.
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WEKA Media Group Names Maxwell’s 24V ESM a Product of the Year

May 23, 2016 by Simona Vrabiescu, Marketing Communications Manager, EMEA
WEKA Media Group Names Maxwell’s 24V ESM a Product of the Year

WEKA Media Group, a prominent European and German media company, recognized Maxwell's 24-volt Engine Start Module in its 18th annual Products of the Year Awards.
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Thank you, readers! The Top 5 Blogs from Our First Year

May 16, 2016 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
Thank you, readers! The Top 5 Blogs from Our First Year

Thank you, readers! The Top 5 Blogs from Our First Year
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Murphy’s Law for Fleets: Using Ultracapacitors to Beat Inevitable Engine Failure

May 09, 2016 by Mark Burnside, Sr. Product Manager, Engine Starting
Murphy’s Law for Fleets: Using Ultracapacitors to Beat Inevitable Engine Failure

For truckers, when Murphy’s Law rears its ugly head it often starts with these triggers that cause fleet engine-starting failure.
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Henning M. Hauenstein Joins Maxwell as Vice President, Strategy and Marketing

May 02, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
Henning M. Hauenstein Joins Maxwell as Vice President, Strategy and Marketing

On May 2, Henning M. Hauenstein joins Maxwell as vice president, strategy and marketing, bringing nearly 20 years of automotive, technology planning, and strategic marketing experience.
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Ultracapacitors: The Gems of Hybrid Energy Storage (PHOTOS)

April 25, 2016 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
Ultracapacitors: The Gems of Hybrid Energy Storage (PHOTOS)

Ultracapacitors have many facets of energy efficiency waiting to be unlocked for the future grid. Last week, Dr. Kimberly McGrath led a discussion on hybrid ultracapacitor-battery energy storage at the Next-Generation Energy Storage 2016 conference held in beautiful La Jolla, San Diego.
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Our Team Stands Ready: Unmatched 24/7 ESM Tech Support

April 18, 2016 by Jim Patnode, Senior Customer Service Manager
Our Team Stands Ready: Unmatched 24/7 ESM Tech Support

In today’s technology markets, choices are overwhelming to say the least. At Maxwell, our gratification comes from providing you with worry-free ownership of your Engine Start Module.
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In Good Company: Maxwell Joins Energy Storage Association

April 11, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
In Good Company: Maxwell Joins Energy Storage Association

This spring Maxwell joined the Energy Storage Association (ESA), and we find ourselves in good company.
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Duke Energy Leverages Maxwell Ultracapacitors to Launch the Next Generation of Grid Energy Storage Systems

April 04, 2016 by Dr. Kimberly McGrath, Director of Business Development
Duke Energy Leverages Maxwell Ultracapacitors to Launch the Next Generation of Grid Energy Storage Systems

Duke Energy recently deployed a hybrid battery-ultracapacitor energy storage system at a distribution substation in Gaston County, N.C.
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Feeding the Energy Appetite of the Grid

March 28, 2016 by David Lentsch, Business Development Manager
Feeding the Energy Appetite of the Grid

The worldwide power grid is hungry. Batteries are perfect for serving up long-term energy, but ultracapacitors deliver fast power to meet the second and sub-second needs of the grid.
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Michigan Truck Driver Eliminates Block Heater, Reduces Electric Bill with Maxwell ESM

March 21, 2016 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
Michigan Truck Driver Eliminates Block Heater, Reduces Electric Bill with Maxwell ESM

Ryan Forrest has worked as a professional driver for the past 10 years for his father’s business, Sam Forrest and Sons, based in Michigan. In this interview, Ryan talks about his decision to install the ultracapacitor-based Maxwell Engine Start Module (ESM) in his truck and the advantages it gives him over battery-based starting.
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Maxwell Welcomes Automotive Industry Veteran Jörg Buchheim as Sr. Vice President and Chief Sales Officer

March 14, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
Maxwell Welcomes Automotive Industry Veteran Jörg Buchheim as Sr. Vice President and Chief Sales Officer

Maxwell is pleased to announce that this month Jörg Buchheim, a seasoned leader with 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, has joined the executive leadership team as senior vice president and chief sales officer.
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PHOTOS: Maxwell Meets with the Best in Trucking at Technology & Maintenance Council and Work Truck Show

March 07, 2016 by Yayoi Suzuki, Marketing Communications Manager
PHOTOS: Maxwell Meets with the Best in Trucking at Technology & Maintenance Council and Work Truck Show

Last week, Maxwell Technologies attended two major shows in the trucking industry: the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) and the NTEA Work Truck Show. Both shows gave us the opportunity to showcase the Maxwell Engine Start Module (ESM) lineup to a wide range of attendees in the world of trucking, from OEM executives to fleet managers to truck upfitters.
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PHOTOS: Maxwell Visits Mainz, Germany for AABC Europe 2016

February 29, 2016 by Dr. Priya Bendale, Senior Director of Applications Engineering
PHOTOS: Maxwell Visits Mainz, Germany for AABC Europe 2016

I attended the AABC conference in Mainz, Germany with several of my colleagues, and as a first time attendee, I was impressed by the level of participation from academia and industry. Poster sessions were held every day of the conference and provided a good opportunity to engage in discussions with the presenters. We also had a chance to catch up with current and potential customers. Maxwell was a silver sponsor of the conference.
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Journey to the New 3-Volt Cell: A Thank You to Employees, Customers

February 22, 2016 by Jeremy Cowperthwaite, Vice President of Development Engineering
Journey to the New 3-Volt Cell: A Thank You to Employees, Customers

Last week, Maxwell released its new 3-volt, 3,000-farad ultracapacitor cell. The 3-volt cell is an exciting and significant addition to our K2 large ultracapacitor cell product line because it sets a new standard in energy and power density and continues Maxwell’s leadership in ultracapacitor innovation and excellence.
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PHOTOS: The Utility Industry Under One Roof at DistribuTECH 2016

February 15, 2016 by Gerard Lopez, Director of High Voltage Marketing, Business Development and Strategic Planning
PHOTOS: The Utility Industry Under One Roof at DistribuTECH 2016

This year’s DistribuTECH was energizing to say the least, with several workshops and sessions that revealed the transformation of the North American energy market, including the technology trends in metering, communication, cyber security and professional services.
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VIDEO: Operating a Liftgate with the Maxwell ESM

February 08, 2016 by Mark Burnside, Sr. Product Manager, Engine Starting
VIDEO: Operating a Liftgate with the Maxwell ESM

Are you a fleet operator or professional truck driver who deals with expensive roadside jump-starts because of dead batteries caused by using the liftgate? Play the video below to watch how the ultracapacitors in Maxwell’s Engine Start Module (ESM) can solve that problem.
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PHOTOS: Maxwell at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2016

February 01, 2016 by Chris Fischbach, OEM/Distribution Sales Manager – Truck
PHOTOS: Maxwell at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2016

Last week my colleagues and I attended Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 at the impressive Mirage in Las Vegas. HDAW is the largest North American gathering of independent heavy-duty aftermarket leaders and a very special gathering place for the devoted, life-long career individuals and family-owned businesses that make up the industry.
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Maxwell Technologies Selected for China Guodian Corporation’s First Ultracapacitor-Based Wind Energy Storage System

January 25, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
Maxwell Technologies Selected for China Guodian Corporation’s First Ultracapacitor-Based Wind Energy Storage System

Maxwell Technologies announced last week that Beijing Huadian Tianren Electric Power Control Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Guodian Corporation, selected Maxwell’s ultracapacitor technology as the core component of a wind farm energy storage demonstration project.
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Practical Business Reasons for Retrofitting Wind Turbines with Ultracapacitors

January 18, 2016 by John Meaney, Regional Sales Manager, Southeast U.S., Mexico and South America
Practical Business Reasons for Retrofitting Wind Turbines with Ultracapacitors

Giant manufacturers such as Goldwind, GE, Vestas, Gamesa and Siemens build turbines with blades up to 80 meters long and operate up to 8 megawatts of power. Size and power aren’t the only features that have evolved in turbine technology. Ultracapacitor-based pitch controlled systems are becoming a standard solution offered by turbine manufacturers.
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Rail Yard Driver Overcomes Starting Challenges with the Maxwell Engine Start Module

January 11, 2016 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
Rail Yard Driver Overcomes Starting Challenges with the Maxwell Engine Start Module

Jump-starts were a ritual for professional driver Mike Deffely during the fall and winter seasons. When dead batteries left Mike stranded on his local delivery route, he’d shell out fifty to one hundred dollars for a jump-start. He’d miss the cash, but that didn’t bother him nearly as much as the pressure of making his delivery on time and staying on track with his logbook.
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Meet up with Maxwell at 2016 Events!

January 04, 2016 by Yayoi Suzuki, Marketing Communications Manager
Meet up with Maxwell at 2016 Events!

Happy New Year! 2016 is here, and Maxwell’s sales, marketing, and business development teams are ready to kick off this year’s events. We will showcase the latest ultracapacitor technology for the transportation and grid markets at trade shows and conferences worldwide and will also participate via speaking engagements and sponsorships.
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Wishing You Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year

December 21, 2015 by Maxwell Technologies
Wishing You Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year

Happy Holidays from Maxwell Technologies! We wish our employees, customers and partners a joyous holiday season and a new year filled with health, happiness and exciting new opportunities.
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Power Generation Week 2015 Show Recap and Slide Show

December 14, 2015 by Dennis Flynn, Director of Corporate Marketing
Power Generation Week 2015 Show Recap and Slide Show

Maxwell participated in the 2015 Power-Gen Show last week, a show that has earned an excellent reputation internationally for its focus on the power generation industry and validated by over 1,300 exhibitors and 20,000 attendees who gathered in Las Vegas for the 2015 event. This was Maxwell’s sixth year in attendance.
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How Ultracapacitor Engine Starting Can Help Truck Drivers Comply with Anti-Idling Laws

December 07, 2015 by Jeff Brakley, Senior Business Portfolio Manager – Truck
How Ultracapacitor Engine Starting Can Help Truck Drivers Comply with Anti-Idling Laws

Truck drivers across the United States face hefty fines if they leave their trucks idling. States are enacting anti-idling laws to lessen the effects of diesel emissions on the environment and public health.
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AUDIO: Q&A with Trucking Industry’s Kevin Rutherford of Let’s Truck Talk Radio

November 30, 2015 by Maxwell Technologies
AUDIO: Q&A with Trucking Industry’s Kevin Rutherford of Let’s Truck Talk Radio

Trucking industry expert Kevin Rutherford spoke with Maxwell Technologies about how the Maxwell Engine Start Module is changing the trucking industry’s dependence on batteries and providing reliable, cold-weather starts with ultracapacitor technology. Listen to the full interview here.
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A Big Thank You to America’s Truckers

November 23, 2015 by Mark Burnside, Sr. Product Manager, Engine Starting
A Big Thank You to America’s Truckers

This Thanksgiving week, the Engine Start Team at Maxwell would like to thank the 7.1 million trucking professionals across the United States for their hard work and commitment to delivering goods and services to our cities and our doorsteps.
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Maxwell Technologies Named to Bloomberg’s Top Companies to Watch for 2016

November 16, 2015 by Maxwell Technologies
Maxwell Technologies Named to Bloomberg’s Top Companies to Watch for 2016

Bloomberg Businessweek named Maxwell Technologies to its Top Companies to Watch for 2016. We’re listed alongside Disney, Cisco, Macy’s and Apple.
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Chinese Rail Operators Turning to Ultracapacitors to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Electricity Consumption

November 09, 2015 by Alice Wu, Senior Manager, Business Development
Chinese Rail Operators Turning to Ultracapacitors to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Electricity Consumption

In China, there are 14 cities with populations of over 10 million—never before has accessible and efficient public transportation been so critical. As the China railway system continues to experience increased ridership and longer hours of operation, the opportunity widens to employ ultracapacitor power systems for grid energy-efficiency and stabilization. Ultracapacitors can support grid efficiency by capturing excess braking energy and use that recycled energy to power the trains.
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VIDEO: Innovation in High-Voltage Capacitors for the Grid

November 02, 2015 by Gerard Lopez, Director of High Voltage Marketing, Business Development and Strategic Planning
VIDEO: Innovation in High-Voltage Capacitors for the Grid

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Maxwell’s high-voltage capacitor production line in Rossens, Switzerland. The Rossens team gives insight into Maxwell’s values and process in the development and manufacture of CONDIS high-voltage capacitors for generation, transmission and distribution in the power grid.
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We’re Now a Proud Allied Member of American Trucking Associations

October 26, 2015 by Jeff Brakley, Senior Business Portfolio Manager – Truck
We’re Now a Proud Allied Member of American Trucking Associations

Maxwell recently became an Allied Member Company of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the leading advocate for the trucking industry and the people in it. By becoming an Allied Member, we join a strong federation of organizations and individuals who contribute to strengthening the trucking industry and educating policymakers and the public about the crucial importance of trucking to our nation’s economy.
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Energy Storage North America 2015 Recap and Photo Slide Show

October 19, 2015 by Peter Hartshorn, Regional Sales Manager
Energy Storage North America 2015 Recap and Photo Slide Show

Last week, Maxwell Technologies attended the Energy Storage North America (ESNA) conference at the San Diego Convention Center. It was our second time participating as an exhibitor and this year we were a Silver Sponsor of the conference. The three-day event was held in our hometown, making it possible for many of our employees to attend.
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Long Haul Truckers Can Now Purchase the Maxwell ESM at Bosselman Boss Shop Locations Across U.S.

October 12, 2015 by David Yacobucci, Director of Engine Start Sales
Long Haul Truckers Can Now Purchase the Maxwell ESM at Bosselman Boss Shop Locations Across U.S.

Owner operators and fleet drivers can go to any of the 43 Bosselman Boss Shop U.S. locations to purchase the Maxwell Engine Start Module (ESM) and have it installed in their truck on a while-you-wait basis. No appointment needed.
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Ultracapacitors for Wind: Maxwell and Freqcon at HUSUM Wind 2015

October 05, 2015 by Simona Vrabiescu, Marketing Communications Manager – EMEA
Ultracapacitors for Wind: Maxwell and Freqcon at HUSUM Wind 2015

Husum is a quiet and idyllic place in the North of Germany. Between the 14th and 18th of September it became a vivid center where major wind players and energy providers came together to exhibit their solutions and debate existing wind issues at the HUSUM Wind 2015 conference.
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Maxwell Technologies at the Battery Show

September 28, 2015 by Dr. Priya Bendale
Maxwell Technologies at the Battery Show

This month I attended the Battery Show in Novi, Michigan. Attendees and participating exhibitors ranged from battery manufacturers, equipment and materials manufacturers to integrators and infrastructure developers. Although the conference was dominated by lithium batteries, other chemistries such as lead-acid, Li-S, flow batteries and ultracapacitors made up the mix of energy systems.
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A Fleet Manager Eliminates Jump-Starts Using Maxwell Engine Start Modules

September 21, 2015 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
A Fleet Manager Eliminates Jump-Starts Using Maxwell Engine Start Modules

Fleet manager Bill Turner installed Maxwell’s Engine Start Modules in his fleet’s trucks and noticed a difference in truck performance immediately. "I discovered that the ESM starts the truck without failure. You have to have these trucks ready to roll." Bill tells of how he has come to rely on the ESM’s dependability for truck starting despite repetitive starts and stops or the Pacific Northwest’s cold climate.
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General Motors Becomes First US Automotive OEM to Adopt Ultracapacitors for Start-Stop

September 17, 2015 by Maxwell Technologies
General Motors Becomes First US Automotive OEM to Adopt Ultracapacitors for Start-Stop

This week Maxwell Technologies announced that Continental Automotive Systems’ Maxwell-powered voltage stabilization system (VSS) will be a standard feature on 2016 Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans and ATS coupes, excluding the ATS-V, CTS-V and CT6 models.
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RESOURCE: American Wind Energy Association’s Wind Energy Report

September 09, 2015 by Maxwell Technologies
RESOURCE: American Wind Energy Association’s Wind Energy Report

The American Wind Energy Association answered 15 of the most common questions about wind power, reliability and the grid in its recent report.
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Ultracapacitors: The Agents of Change

August 31, 2015 by Michael Everett, CTO and Vice President, Research
Ultracapacitors: The Agents of Change

There are precious few times when a new technology can produce such broad and deep change, but we have one here. Ultracapacitors can be the catalyst for the change we need to see in a world that faces a deepening energy crisis.
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VIDEO: Owner Operator Phil Clark Says ESM Delivers “Peace of Mind”

August 24, 2015 by Maxwell Technologies
VIDEO: Owner Operator Phil Clark Says ESM Delivers “Peace of Mind”

Before discovering Maxwell’s Engine Start Module, Phil Clark was like any other driver—he was never 100% confident that his truck’s batteries would crank his truck after a long night parked in freezing climate. In this video, Phil says that with the Maxwell ESM, he doesn’t have to worry about his truck starting.
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VIDEO and PHOTOS: Maxwell Technologies at the Flash Memory Summit

August 17, 2015 by Nathan Waissman, Senior Sales Applications Engineer
VIDEO and PHOTOS: Maxwell Technologies at the Flash Memory Summit

Last week I attended the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, and had the opportunity to spend time meeting people whose job it is to protect critical data. Tackling this important task is no easy feat.
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Maxwell Launches Chinese Language Website

August 10, 2015 by Joy Wu, Asia Marketing Communications Manager
Maxwell Launches Chinese Language Website

It is my pleasure to announce that today Maxwell Technologies launched a Chinese-language version of its website, www.china.maxwell.com. The website is part of Maxwell’s continued effort to actively engage with Chinese customers and partners and to support Maxwell’s rapid business development in the Chinese market.
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The Ultracapacitor Industry’s Four Critical Needs

August 03, 2015 by Michael Everett, CTO and Vice President, Research
The Ultracapacitor Industry’s Four Critical Needs

To make sure the growth opportunities that exist for ultracapacitor technology are taken advantage of to the fullest, the manufacturers of the technology have got to keep their eye on the ball in a number of areas. These are the top four critical needs of our industry.
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Maxwell’s Engine Start Module is Now Available through PACCAR Dealer Network

July 27, 2015 by Jeff Brakley, Senior Business Portfolio Manager – Truck
Maxwell’s Engine Start Module is Now Available through PACCAR Dealer Network

I’m pleased to announce that Maxwell has signed a direct distribution agreement with PACCAR, a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and a Fortune 500 company, for the Engine Start Module (ESM). PACCAR will distribute both models of our 12-volt ESM—the ULTRA 31/900 and ULTRA 31/1800. All Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers will offer our ESM as an aftermarket part, providing owners of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks with full availability, coverage and support of the ESM by all 685 PACCAR dealerships.
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VIDEO: Maxwell Technologies at AWEA Windpower 2015 Conference and Exhibition

July 20, 2015 by Maxwell Technologies
VIDEO: Maxwell Technologies at AWEA Windpower 2015 Conference and Exhibition

This spring, Maxwell Technologies showcased its 16, 75 and 160-volt modules for wind turbine electrical pitch control systems to OEM turbine manufacturers and other wind industry professionals at the 2015 AWEA Windpower Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
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Solve Your Sleeper Load Problems with Ultracapacitor Power

July 13, 2015 by Mark Burnside, Sr. Product Manager, Engine Starting
Solve Your Sleeper Load Problems with Ultracapacitor Power

Truck drivers deal with a multitude of challenges on the road, one of which is inadequate power left in the batteries to crank the engine due to use of sleeper accessories. Since they are connected to the same set of batteries that also start the truck’s engine, these loads will discharge the batteries to the point where they can no longer start the engine. It’s not a good feeling when you wake up in the morning, turn the key, and no start!
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Celebrating 50 Years of Maxwell Innovation

July 06, 2015 by Dr. Franz Fink, President and CEO
Celebrating 50 Years of Maxwell Innovation

On the 11th of this month our company will complete 50 years of its establishment. I take this occasion to thank everyone who is part of Maxwell—our employees in our offices around the globe, our customers, business partners and investors.
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A Collaborative Effort: Batteries and Ultracapacitors in Car Designs

June 29, 2015 by Jens Keiser, Senior Product Marketing Manager
A Collaborative Effort: Batteries and Ultracapacitors in Car Designs

For decades, batteries have been the go-to energy storage device for vehicles. But newer car designs are requiring more energy and more power, and batteries are being pushed to their limits. A collaborative effort between batteries and the pure robust power of ultracapacitors can help automakers achieve the next generation of energy-efficient and high performance cars.
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The Advantages of Ultracapacitors in Wind Turbine Electric Pitch Control Systems

June 22, 2015 by Stefan Werkstetter, Sr. Field Applications Engineer
The Advantages of Ultracapacitors in Wind Turbine Electric Pitch Control Systems

There are two types of energy storage systems used for electric wind turbine pitch control: ultracapacitor-based and battery-based. While batteries are efficient devices for many applications, ultracapacitors have the advantage when it comes to supporting a wind turbine’s electric pitch control system.
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The Top 5 Markets for Ultracapacitor Technology

June 15, 2015 by Mike Everett, CTO and Vice President, Research
The Top 5 Markets for Ultracapacitor Technology

Ultracapacitors are used in a variety of applications and markets around the globe. These are the top five markets for ultracapacitor technology.
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Maxwell’s Engine Start Module for Truck Starting Now Available Through VIPAR Heavy Duty

June 08, 2015 by Jeff Brakley, Senior Business Portfolio Manager – Truck
Maxwell’s Engine Start Module for Truck Starting Now Available Through VIPAR Heavy Duty

It is a pleasure to announce that Maxwell has entered into a two-year agreement with VIPAR Heavy Duty to distribute Maxwell’s Engine Start Module. Through the agreement, buyers now have access to the Engine Start Module through the VIPAR Heavy Duty network.
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Ultracapacitor Energy Storage: Improving Power Reliability and Efficiency Across the Grid

June 01, 2015 by Dr. Kim McGrath, Director of Business Development
Ultracapacitor Energy Storage: Improving Power Reliability and Efficiency Across the Grid

Ultracapacitors are power devices capable of hundreds of thousands of cycles and feature long lifetimes, making them a natural fit in grid energy storage solutions. According to Navigant Research, grid energy storage is expected to generate in excess of $68 billion in revenue from 2014 to 2024. What applications do ultracapacitors serve in this market to overcome the largest issues the grid faces today? Here are just a few examples.
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Bringing the Power and Longevity of Ultracapacitors to the World’s Wind Turbines

May 26, 2015 by Wolfgang Beez, Sr. Business Portfolio Manager – Wind
Bringing the Power and Longevity of Ultracapacitors to the World’s Wind Turbines

I recently came across Wind Power Monthly’s article, The 10 Biggest Turbines in the World, which features some impressive turbines, including Enercon’s E126 7.5 MW onshore wind turbine and Repower’s 6.2 MW onshore/offshore turbine first installed in northern Germany. The advancements being made in modern wind technology are exciting to see as countries across the globe continue to adopt turbines as sustainable, clean fuel sources.
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Is an Ultracapacitor a Battery? And Other Basic Questions Answered

May 18, 2015 by Dennis Flynn, Director of Corporate Marketing
Is an Ultracapacitor a Battery? And Other Basic Questions Answered

Most people know what a battery is, but not everyone is familiar with ultracapacitors. If you are just discovering ultracapacitor technology, this article will answer some of the most common questions asked about ultracapacitors.
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Welcome to Maxwell’s Blog

May 11, 2015 by Dr. Franz Fink, President and CEO
Welcome to Maxwell’s Blog

Welcome to Maxwell’s official blog. I am pleased to introduce the blog as a space for us to share all the exciting things that are happening here at Maxwell and in the power and energy industries.
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