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This Week: Maxwell Technologies Visits Beijing for China Windpower

October 15, 2018 by Yayoi Suzuki, Sr. Global Marketing Communications Manager
This Week: Maxwell Technologies Visits Beijing for China Windpower

Maxwell will feature its line of ultracapacitor (supercapacitor) energy storage solutions for wind turbine pitch control at this year’s China Windpower held in Beijing.
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Reflections on WindEnergy Hamburg: The Summit for On & Offshore Wind

October 08, 2018 by Joshua Hitt, Sr. Product Line Manager
Reflections on WindEnergy Hamburg: The Summit for On & Offshore Wind

Last week I had the pleasure of attending WindEnergy Hamburg in Germany and the opportunity to present “Ultracapacitors: Improving Operational Safety and Reliability in Emergency Pitch Systems.”
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Cut O&M Costs with Ultracapacitors (Supercapacitors) for Wind Turbine Emergency Pitch Control Systems (ARTICLE)

September 04, 2018 by Maxwell Technologies
Cut O&M Costs with Ultracapacitors (Supercapacitors) for Wind Turbine Emergency Pitch Control Systems (ARTICLE)

More wind farms leave behind traditional approaches as emerging technologies improve operations and wind turbine performance.
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4 Wind Turbine Upgrades that Improve Efficiency

August 20, 2018 by John Meaney, Regional Sales Manager
4 Wind Turbine Upgrades that Improve Efficiency

Wind turbines continue to get larger and more efficient each year with the goal of increasing wind energy’s competitiveness. Here are four areas where wind turbines have been evolving to achieve higher performance.
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Maxwell Celebrates American Wind Week (VIDEO)

August 06, 2018 by Maxwell Technologies
Maxwell Celebrates American Wind Week (VIDEO)

We take pride in our service to the wind industry for nearly 20 years. Play this video for a glimpse of Maxwell in wind.
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Go Behind the Scenes: Maxwell in Wind Energy (VIDEO)

July 16, 2018 by Marty Mills, Regional Sales Manager
Go Behind the Scenes: Maxwell in Wind Energy (VIDEO)

In this video interview, I was asked about the key benefits of ultracapacitor (supercapacitor) energy storage for the emergency pitch control system of the wind turbine.
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White Paper: Boost Wind Turbine Availability and Reduce O&M Costs with Ultracapacitors for Emergency Wind Pitch Control Backup Systems

June 25, 2018 by Maxwell Technologies
White Paper: Boost Wind Turbine Availability and Reduce O&M Costs with Ultracapacitors for Emergency Wind Pitch Control Backup Systems

Maxwell Technologies’ latest white paper is a must-read for wind farm site managers, wind technicians, and original equipment manufacturers looking to streamline wind turbine operations.
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Hello, Chicago! Maxwell at AWEA Windpower 2018

May 07, 2018 by Yayoi Suzuki, Sr. Global Marketing Communications Manager
Hello, Chicago! Maxwell at AWEA Windpower 2018

Swing by our booth to talk with our team and discover the advantages of ultracapacitor (supercapacitor) energy storage solutions for wind turbines.
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Customer Success Story: U.S. Wind Farm Cuts O&M Costs, Reduces Number of Turbine Climbs with Maxwell’s Ultracapacitor Energy Storage Solution

April 30, 2018 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
Customer Success Story: U.S. Wind Farm Cuts O&M Costs, Reduces Number of Turbine Climbs with Maxwell’s Ultracapacitor Energy Storage Solution

An Iowa wind farm shares its success story with Maxwell’s ultracapacitor (supercapacitor) energy storage for emergency pitch control systems.
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Application Close-Up: The Key Role of Energy Storage Backup Power for Wind Turbine Pitch Control

February 26, 2018 by Ralph Heick, Key Account Manager, EMEA
Application Close-Up: The Key Role of Energy Storage Backup Power for Wind Turbine Pitch Control

Wind turbines operating with ultracapacitor-based energy storage for emergency pitch control systems typically require minimal maintenance, helping wind farm operators to reduce operations and maintenance costs.
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American Wind Week: A Look at Ultracapacitors in Wind Turbines

August 07, 2017 by Maxwell Technologies
American Wind Week: A Look at Ultracapacitors in Wind Turbines

Get savvy on ultracapacitor energy storage for wind turbines this American Wind Week.
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Global Wind Day: Strides in Ultracapacitor Energy Storage

June 19, 2017 by Maxwell Technologies
Global Wind Day: Strides in Ultracapacitor Energy Storage

Insights on the annual celebration of wind renewable energy and the role of ultracapacitor energy storage technology for wind turbines.
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Facebook Live: Meet the Maxwell Team at AWEA Windpower

May 30, 2017 by Maxwell Technologies
Facebook Live: Meet the Maxwell Team at AWEA Windpower


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How Ultracapacitors Can Support the Growing Wind Industry

April 03, 2017 by Jeff Venegas, Senior Product Portfolio Manager
How Ultracapacitors Can Support the Growing Wind Industry

The nation's largest renewable resource is growing. To continue wind power's momentum, turbine manufacturers and operators can choose innovative energy storage devices like ultracapacitors.
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Ultracapacitors in Your Daily Life: Keeping Wind Turbines Turning

January 11, 2017 by Dennis Flynn, Director of Corporate Marketing
Ultracapacitors in Your Daily Life: Keeping Wind Turbines Turning

Wind turbines power more than you think. To ensure they keep turning and producing power, more manufacturers are choosing ultracapacitors.
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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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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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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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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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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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