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Maxwell Technologies Inc.?has announced hat it has obtained a non-exclusive worldwide license from Enercon GmbH of Aurich, Germany, for a patent covering the use of ultracapacitors in wind energy systems, including their use as backup power source for wind turbine blade pitch systems.

"We have been in contact with a number of manufacturers that are interested in using ultracapacitors in their backup power systems, but have been waiting for this patent situation to be resolved," Balanson said. "This agreement opens up a significant portion of the rapidly growing wind energy market that otherwise would not have been available to us."
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