- Published: 10 January 2019 10 January 2019
Maxwell Technologies has announced the launch of a new full-featured 3.0-volt (3.0V) product platform. Designed from the ground up, Maxwell's new 3.0V platform addresses energy storage requirements driven by trends in renewable energy, industrial electrification and smart grid.
With the introduction of these ultracapacitors, users have the ability to increase energy and power in the same form factor as the 2.7-volt product line and can cost-optimise their system designs by using fewer ultracapacitor cells or modules. The growth of renewable energy sources has increased wind turbine installations, which require more energy storage to ensure pitch control during critical moments, such as when the turbine blades must be brought to a standstill. The 3.0V platform is designed for single-cell applications as well as multi-cell complex module systems.