Energy Storage North America 2015 Recap and Photo Slide Show
October 19, 2015 | Peter Hartshorn, Regional Sales Manager
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.
When it comes to energy storage, Maxwell ultracapacitors lead the way. Our projects solve a range of energy storage issues around the world. Some include grid stabilization for a smart grid system in Ireland, ramping solar output and solar smoothing for a microgrid system on the UC San Diego campus, and braking energy recuperation in a Philadelphia light rail system that uses the excess energy to provide frequency regulation for the grid. Incidentally, the last project won the ESNA Innovation Award in 2014.
Such industry recognition reflects the importance of ultracapacitor solutions in addressing energy storage gaps in grid and transportation applications. While batteries have traditionally met this need, the increasing demand for and continuing development of renewable energies have necessitated a hybrid solution of ultracapacitors and batteries. Batteries provide a continuous source of low power, while ultracapacitors provide high-power density during peak power demands, for example, during increased energy usage on the grid or in the braking event on a train. Ultracapacitors then store the energy that is otherwise lost, then deliver power when needed again, making it an efficient source of energy.
We were pleased to share our ultracapacitor solutions with the ESNA conference attendees and look forward to continuing the conversations.
Check out the slide show below for photos of this year’s conference.
Regional Sales Manager
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Peter Hartshorn is Maxwell’s regional sales manager for the western region. He lives in Pleasanton, California.
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