Maxwell Technologies Blog Archives for June, 2015

Monthly Archives: June, 2015

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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