in News Departments > Products & Technologies
print the content item

San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies Inc. has introduced the 75-volt BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor module to provide a scaleable, cost-effective and low-maintenance solution to meet the backup power and power quality requirements of wind turbines and other renewable energy generation equipment.

Maxwell says it developed the new module in response to market demand for an easy-to-integrate energy storage building block for a variety of electrical system functions, including:
- backup power for orderly shutdown of wind turbine blade pitch mechanisms and automated manufacturing equipment,
- buffering to enhance the consistency of wind, solar and wave power input into the utility grid, and
- low-maintenance alternative to batteries for short-term bridge power for uninterruptible power supplies.

According to David Schramm, Maxwell's president and CEO, the new 75-volt module augments the company's existing line of multi-cell ultracapacitor module products ranging from 15 volts to 390 volts. "BOOSTCAP modules can be arrayed in series or parallel configurations to provide instantly available power for higher voltage applications," Schramm says.

The new module features an international protection rating 54 dust- and water-spray-resistant design, is SAE J2383 vibration test compliant and includes an integrated temperature sensor to enable remote monitoring.

For more information on the BOOSTCAP module, visit maxwell.com



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report

A new report from the Worldwatch Institute says nuclear energy's share of global power production is steadily shrinking. Meanwhile, renewables' share keeps growing.


Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?

The California Wind Energy Association says it is disappointed with the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which was recently released by state and federal agencies.


New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension

U.S. representatives have introduced the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014, which would extend the production tax credit (PTC) and other provisions through 2016.


Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Future Energy_id2008