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The Ultracapacitor

April 16th, 2009 No comments

The near future of energy storage is the ultracapacitor(supercapacitor).  Supercapacitors are capacitors that are double layered with a extremely high energy density known as Electric Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC). They can’y replace batteries in most applications however they can in some. They out perform even the best lithium ion cells without degradation over time.  Charge an electric car in minutes and cell phone in seconds; this storage medium can be charged and discharged in nearly real-time. Read more…