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Ultracapacitors

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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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