American Wind Week: A Look at Ultracapacitors in Wind Turbines
August 07, 2017 | Maxwell Technologies
Over 52,000 wind turbines across the United States spin their blades and produce renewable energy for homes and businesses. To acknowledge America’s contribution to wind power, AWEA (American Wind Energy Association) has organized its first ever American Wind Week this August 6 – 12. Maxwell Technologies is proud to contribute innovative ultracapacitor energy storage technology made specifically to protect the wind turbine’s blades in emergency situations. Our ultracapacitor cells give farm operators an alternative choice to lead-acid batteries for emergency wind pitch control.
According to AWEA, the wind industry is adding jobs 9 times faster than the overall economy. Learn how ultracapacitors are contributing to the wind profession by helping to reduce turbine operational costs and contributing to personnel safety.
To learn more about how ultracapacitors (also known as supercapacitors) contribute to wind turbine operation, take your pick of one of the articles below.
Happy American Wind Week!
Check out our Facebook Live video to meet Maxwell’s wind team members. We attended AWEA’s conference in Irvine this year and had a great time sharing our wind turbine energy storage solutions with attendees and our Facebook Live audience.
Wind farm operators are increasingly turning to ultracapacitors for emergency wind pitch control, which feathers the turbine’s blades during a power loss or severe weather conditions to protect the turbine from damage. Download Maxwell’s poster for more in-depth detail on ultracapacitors for this application.
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