The Benefits of Supercaps versus Chemical Batteries
Chemical batteries bring large operational overhead and burdened cost eco-systems to every mission. It begins with the rare earth materials used in their manufacture. Some of these materials are extracted in unstable geopolitical regions of the planet. They are caustic and toxic with a long list of special handling and maintenance requirements for limited mission benefit. At the end of their short operational lives, chemical batteries are an environmental disaster to recycle.
No Disposal Issues
The long-tail environmental harm caused by the disposal of existing chemical batteries is just beginning. Like any personal relationship, if is starts badly it will end badly. Chemical-based batteries have their genesis in bad materials and end with environmental harm.
Long Life - Low Cost
Supercaps begin life a long positive relationship that starts with materials that are readily available and represent no end-of-life disposal issues. The benefit of high operational value due to the resiliency and persistence of Supercaps represents long life and low cost. There is just no better operational performance or lower total operational cost than Supercaps.
Deployment of Supercaps:
Micro Grid Operations
In remote micro-grid operations where grid power is non-existent, electricity is generated and stored by a combination of Solar PV, generators and lead acid batteries. Because Supercaps charge so quickly and have 100% depth-of-discharge, generator runtime and fuel use is reduced 85%. When the locations are far removed from roads and infrastructure it is reassuring Supercaps require no ongoing maintenance or replacement. That they are absolutely non-combustible means they can be deployed in all environments with confidence.
Supercaps are Resilient
They go wherever electric energy storage is needed regardless of the conditions. Supercaps are persistent – they work consistently for very long durations with no maintenance required.
Supercapacitors vs. Chemical Batteries.
Supercapacitors are the B.E.S.T. energy storage technology
REAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY - Improves energy storage performance with nearly unlimited cycling, faster recharge rates, and negligible degradation.
CO-FRIENDLY - Uses recyclable, non-toxic, materials able to operate in extreme temperatures with no performance degradation and no expensive end-of-life disposal costs.
AFE- Since no heat is generated during operation there is no risk of thermal runaway or explosion, and no requirement for thermal-related certifications, built-in cooling, or fire suppression systems or procedures.
OTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP - Supercaps are the best value in energy storage with a seriously lower total operational cost of ownership. Supercaps can be warehoused for decades with no nanny-maintenance requirements or loss of performance.