Maxwell’s Ultracapacitor Grid Energy Storage Serves these 6 Grid Applications
March 04, 2019 | Maxwell Technologies
Project developers, utilities, and industrial consumers are searching for strategies to reduce costs and improve reliability and profitability using grid and microgrid energy storage.
In the nascent stage of energy storage implementation, grid and microgrid projects have typically been paired with battery energy storage. While batteries are necessary for long-term storage requirements, ultracapacitors, also known as supercapacitors, are an essential tool in the developer’s modern toolbox for addressing high power applications and helping to meet reliability and lifetime expectations.
To address the challenges of rapid cycling applications, premature battery ageing, and the need for increased responsiveness, Maxwell Technologies developed the Grid Energy Storage System (GESS) based on our proprietary, high power ultracapacitor cell technology. The system facilitates the modernization of electricity grids by ensuring grid power quality and resiliency as well as filling the gaps in grid ancillary services.
The Maxwell GESS addresses a diverse range of applications, from solar and wind power firming to frequency support. Discover where the Maxwell GESS plays a key role in grid applications by downloading a free copy of Maxwell’s Grid Energy Storage System Applications Overview.
Visit our utility grid and microgrid page for more information on how to enable reliable electricity supply with Maxwell’s solutions.
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