Maxwell Technologies to Supply Storage for China Wind Project

  • Company to provide ultracapacitor energy-storage systems
  • Ultracapacitors designed to rapidly absorb, discharge energy

Maxwell Technologies Inc., a maker of energy-storage systems, agreed to supply equipment for a project being built in China to demonstrate the viability of using its ultracapacitors to incorporate wind power into electrical grids.

China Guodian Corp. is developing the demonstration project that will use Maxwell Technologies’ ultracapacitor-based power-storage and delivery equipment, the San Diego-based company said in a statement Tuesday.

Ultracapacitors rapidly absorb and release high-voltage power, smoothing energy fluctuations and making it easier to connect large-scale wind farms to the grid, Maxwell Technologies said.

The project will use 1,152 of Maxwell’s 56V/130F ultracapacitor modules.

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