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A Must-Watch Video About Skeleton Technologies And Ultracapacitors

This video is embedded in this page on the Skeleton Technologies web site.

Watch it!

A few points,

  • Batteries have typically a life of between 3,000 to 5,000 cycles.
  • Capacitors can achieve up to a million cycles.
  • Used together batteries and capacitors complement each other.
  • Used together can double battery life.

Taavi Madiberk of Skeleton Technologies likens a capacitor/battery energy store with Usain Bolt paired with a marathon runner. Usain would handle the fast energy transfer of braking and acceleration, with the marathon runner doing the cruising.

Ultracapacitors For The Rail Industry

The title of this sub-section is the same as this page on the Skeleton Technologies web site.

Noted applications include.

  • Engine starting for diesel trains.
  • Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for diesel trains.
  • Onboard application for electric trains
  • Stationary application for rail industry
  • Independent power for level crossings.

I suspect these applications are just the start.

Conclusion

It appears to me, that the development of these large supercapacitors, is going to open up opportunities to develop energy storage systems for transport applications, that will give longer range and aincreased energy efficiency.

 

November 9, 2018 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

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