Supercapacitors have transitioned into an "enabling technology" says Dr Peter Harrop. Quite simply they've become so useful they will soon be deployed in markets much bigger than electric cars and hybrid vehicles.
Much industrial equipment needs to last twenty years and consumer equipment ten years, yet battery guarantees often extend to only one or two years. On the other hand, batteries for the new e-labels, e-packaging, e-posters, medical testers and drug delivery and so on need to be very low cost, thin, environmental and preferably capable of being laminated or printed onto other . . .