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China first to embrace commercial use of lithium-ion capacitor

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:09 -- Xuan Zhong

US ultracapacitor-based energy storage firm Maxwell Technologies has confirmed the first commercial application of its lithium-ion capacitors as it continues to embrace the potential of China’s railway market.

The technology was developed in conjunction with Chinese rail manufacturer China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC-SRI).

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ESS uses hybrid technology to stabilise grid

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 15:57 -- Paul Crompton
ESS uses hybrid technology to stabilise grid

Testing on a hybrid sodium-ion and ultracapacitor energy storage system has begun in the US to investigate if it can be used to stabilise a grid using renewable energy.

Duke Energy started testing the first-of-its-kind battery technology at its Rankin Substation in Gaston County, North Carolina last month in a bid to demonstrate its ability to cope with multiple service needs.

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800 kW lithium-ion system to power aboriginal community

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 15:55 -- Paul Crompton
800 kW lithium-ion system to power aboriginal community

Australia’s vast untapped solar energy resources are set to be utilised in a diesel-PV-lithium-ion battery hybrid project to bring power to an Aboriginal community.

Energy storage solutions manufacturer QINOUS will supply a 800 kW / 1,987 kWh lithium-ion battery system to store excess solar energy and provide grid-forming functions of the diesel generators after winning an international tender.

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Ultracapacitors to power Chinese and US transport industry

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:04 -- Paul Crompton
Ultracapacitors to power Chinese and US transport industry

US-based ultracapacitor manufacturer Maxwell Technologies has signed a deal to develop energy storage technology for the Chinese rail market.

The long-term strategic partnership agreement with China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation’s (CRRC) Qingdao Sifang Rolling Stock Research Institute covers the joint development of the technology.

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Skeleton Technologies launches 4500 farad ultracapacitor series

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:31 -- Paul Crompton
Skeleton Technologies launches 4500 farad ultracapacitor series

European firm Skeleton Technologies’ is closer to reaching it 20Wh/kg goal with the launch of an ultracapacitor range utilising graphene to boost energy density.

The patented graphene material boosts the capacitance of the SkelCap 4500 series to 4500 farads.

The series has been designed for mass-market applications and meets the industry standard of a 60 mm diameter cylindrical cell.

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