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LTi REEnergy GmbH, producers of electromechanical wind turbine blade pitch control systems, has selected San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies Inc.'s BOOSTCAP(R) ultracapacitors to supply backup power for LTi's PitchMaster(R) blade pitch control system.

David Schramm, Maxwell's president and CEO, says that LTi's PitchMaster(R) system incorporates multi-cell BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor modules based on Maxwell's BCAP0350 "D cell" product.

"LTi supplies blade pitch control systems to a number of major wind turbine manufacturers around the world and already sold more than one thousand PitchMaster(R) systems, so this new supply agreement represents a significant expansion of Maxwell's penetration of the rapidly growing wind energy industry," says Schramm. "We are pleased to be aligned with another leading player in the dynamic renewable energy marketplace."

According to LTi, ultracapacitors were chosen over batteries for back-up power because of their longer operating life, lower maintenance requirements and ability to operate more reliably in harsh climates.

SOURCE: Maxwell Technologies Inc.


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