Ultracapacitors: A Unique Presence Among Batteries at ees Europe 2016
June 27, 2016 | Simona Vrabiescu, Marketing Communications Manager – EMEA
Last week, the city of Munich welcomed 50,000 attendees for ees Europe 2016 conference and exhibition (Electrical Energy Storage Europe), which was co-organized with Intersolar and Automatika Europe. Attendees poured into the grand Internationales Congress Center for three days of exploration of energy storage technology, discussions with participating exhibitors, and presentations covering both stationary and mobile electrical energy storage solutions.
Maxwell Technologies’ ultracapacitor cell technology stood out among the trade show’s mostly battery technology. Visitors to our booth learned of Maxwell’s ultracapacitor energy storage technology integrated in renewable energy, automotive, rail, UPS, and grid applications in projects worldwide.
Our interactive ultracapacitor module display was a popular feature of our booth. The display demonstrated the difference between an electrical application with and without ultracapacitors. Visitors were able to see the dramatic fluctuation in voltage when ultracapacitors are not operational and understand the benefits when in operation by stabilizing the energy storage system. The display generated much interest and discussion around ultracapacitors’ unique ability to provide burst power in short timeframes, helping to support batteries and provide more stability to the overall system.
In addition to the ultracapacitor demonstration, we also featured our grid project with Freqcon, a grid stabilization cabinet integrating our technology.
On the second day of the conference, I had the opportunity to present an overview of Maxwell’s ultracapacitor technology to an audience of suppliers, manufacturers and distributors. The presentation included a brief summary of Maxwell’s corporate history and an introduction to how our technology contributes to operational efficiency in various grid projects worldwide.
Every day the exhibition hall buzzed with attendees and over 370 exhibitors, including ABB, Mercedes-Benz, Aquion Energy, LG Chem, Panasonic and Siemens, all displaying their latest energy storage solutions in impressive booths.
Overall, this year’s ees Europe focused on the grid solutions instead of products. The conference was a great success, providing excellent networking, opportunities to connect with new and existing customers as well as media partners, and generated new project requests for EMEA, Asia and America.
For more information on Maxwell’s ultracapacitor energy storage applications, please visit our case studies page.
Please enjoy photos of the conference in the slide show below.
Marketing Communications Manager – EMEA
About this author
Simona Vrabiescu holds an engineering master’s degree in mechanics and optical equipment and an M.B.A. in business administration. Her background includes international experience in various management positions in the field of energy transmission and distribution, automation, transportation, medical equipment and aviation at AREVA, ALSTOM, ABB, Phonak and Aerofina. Simona is a member of the Swiss Engineering Association and Marketing Institute.
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