Supercaps are innovative energy storage devices that are being used in an increasing number of application areas, thanks to their particular technical characteristics. Their original key application, as a primary energy storage system (e.g. tank) in cars, soon turned out to be the wrong approach. Fortunately, it took little time for other applications in the industrial and energy technology sectors to be found.
The key application of pitch control in wind power stations is a prominent example. Supercaps quickly became established as energy storage systems for emergency power supply in such systems, thanks to their great cycle stability.
The benefit of this solution is the low maintenance of the storage. Maintenance in wind power plants is expensive and system down-times cost money.
Recuperation of braking energy in buses and trains contributes to energy savings and thus also to CO2 reduction. Supercap (Ultracaps) can be used in the negative temperature range down to -40 °, so they are also suitable for particularly harsh environments as energy storage. Supercap can not only quickly absorb large amounts of energy, but also release very quickly. This feature allows large currents to flow in the shortest possible time, providing short-term power without being destroyed.
Supercaps are innovative energy storage devices, which due to their technical properties are becoming more and more application areas tap. The originally favored key application as the primary energy storage (e.g., tank) in the car has very quickly turned out to be a wrong path. Fortunately, other applications in industry and power engineering were quickly found.
One of the most important areas that the Ultracaps have developed is as an energy storage for the emergency supply of storage devices that require operationally uninterruptible power supply. Thanks to their cycle stability, the Ultracaps outlast the life of the storage solution.
The benefit for the user with this solution lies in the low maintenance of the memory. Maintenance in and on the storage media are expensive and a failure of the system costs additional money.