Power to the Grid: An Introduction to Maxwell’s Grid Energy Storage Systems (Infographic)
December 03, 2018 | Maxwell Technologies
Driven by the megatrend to improve energy efficiency and reduce global emissions through increased utilization of clean renewable energy generating resources, global grids are under significant transformation and struggling to keep up with modern demands. For more information on our ultracapacitor energy storage system solutions for the grid, visit our Utility Grid and Microgrid page.
Energy storage is an important tool for project developers and grid operators to enable more reliable, resilient and cost-effective grids. Energy storage systems offer long-term storage via battery technologies and short-term storage via ultracapacitor (supercapacitor) technology.
In the past 20 years, we have seen ultracapacitors deployed in the grid to address power-intensive, rapid response applications. This is the specialization of the ultracapacitor. Ultracapacitor grid energy storage systems provide flexibility in design as well as scalability. They can be deployed as standalone storage assets or paired with battery systems to achieve stacked services.
Earlier this year, Maxwell Technologies announced its advanced energy storage power delivery solutions for utility grids and microgrids and our subsystem design-in with Siemens. These systems leverage Maxwell’s ultracapacitor energy storage technology and digital communication functionality.
For those new to the technology, the infographic below provides a visual summary of Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-based Grid Energy Storage Systems, including its economic and performance advantages and its benefits in a variety of markets, from commercial and industrial facilities to utility transmission and distribution to microgrids.
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