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Ultracapacitors in your daily life: Enabling renewable energy

November 30, 2016 by Dr. Kim McGrath, Director of Business Development
Ultracapacitors in your daily life: Enabling renewable energy

As we begin to adopt new renewable energy sources, reliability is a struggle. In a world dependent on electricity, ultracapacitors can help to keep the lights on.
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VIDEO: Maxwell Technologies and Profotech Introduce Combined NCIT for the Electrical Substation

November 07, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
VIDEO: Maxwell Technologies and Profotech Introduce Combined NCIT for the Electrical Substation

Check out this video for an interactive introduction to the newest fiber optic technology for the electrical substation, presented by Maxwell Technologies and Profotech.
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From Intern to Pro: Meet Mechanical Engineer Ishmael Rahimian

October 31, 2016 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
From Intern to Pro: Meet Mechanical Engineer Ishmael Rahimian

Ishmael Rahimian considered culinary school or enlisting in the military before he became a mechanical engineer. Read about his career growth at Maxwell in this second installment of the Intern to Pro series.
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Smoothing the Sun: Ultracapacitors on UC San Diego’s Microgrid

October 24, 2016 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
Smoothing the Sun: Ultracapacitors on UC San Diego’s Microgrid

Mike Wilk’s office space was a grove of eucalyptus trees on UC San Diego’s campus for some time. That’s because he was helping to install the first ultracapacitor energy storage system on the university’s microgrid.
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A Look Inside Maxwell Technologies’ High-Voltage Capacitor Lab

October 17, 2016 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
A Look Inside Maxwell Technologies’ High-Voltage Capacitor Lab

At nearly 10 meters tall, the high-voltage transformer towers over the lab like a technological giant. Maxwell’s HV Test Engineering Manager Minh Duc Vo gives us this view of the CONDIS® capacitor laboratory based in Switzerland.
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PHOTOS: WindEnergy Hamburg 2016, The World’s Leading Expo for Wind Energy

October 10, 2016 by Ralph Heick, Key Account Manager
PHOTOS: WindEnergy Hamburg 2016, The World’s Leading Expo for Wind Energy

Grid stability, energy quality, and all things wind were the hot topics at WindEnergy Hamburg last month. Check out photos of the show and a video featuring Maxwell’s ultracapacitors in Freqcon’s energy storage cabinet for grid stabilization.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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