Supercapacitor is the latest energy storage systems. It is a high performance electrochemical cell designed specifically to provide storage capacity in high-voltage alternating current (AC). Its key feature is its ability to deliver power either rapidly or at a sustained rate. In addition, it will hold large amounts of energy for a longer period of time, and it also has the potential of reducing the energy costs for electricity suppliers and consumers alike.
This new type of energy storage system was introduced in 2021 by Power Matters, a company based in California. It was developed by the University of California, Los Angeles along with the Department of Energy. This system can replace the existing battery packs used for storing electrical energy. These are not only costly, but they also consume a lot of energy to maintain their effective operation. The new supercapacitor storage system solves this problem by drawing power directly from the sun’s rays and the batteries.
Currently, this technology is still in research stage. This is why most of the manufacturers offer these in two different types; a thin film application and a high-performance mixed media application. The former is more suitable for domestic use such as in laptops, while the latter is more suitable for large-scale energy storage systems and power applications. However, some believe that the term ”super” may be a misnomer since it might just refer to the size of the devices and not the actual capacity of them. Nonetheless, no matter what the technical term is, Supercapacitor is still the cheapest and the safest way to store energy.
The secret of the Supercapacitor is its off-grid renewable power production. As the name implies, off-grid renewable energy production means the electricity produced by the Supercapacitor device is directly connected to the electric grid. Because the electricity produced does not have to be sent through power plants before being sent to the grid, it is said to be clean energy. Off-grid renewable energy storage technologies power system is also commonly referred to as solar energy.
Unlike photovoltaic cells or other energy storage systems offered by solar battery storage companies, off-grid supercapacitors do not need to use expensive materials such as silicon to capture energy from the sun. It is said that these batteries can outlast any other energy storage systems with their lifetime capacity. This is why; many are now switching to these supercapacitors due to its reliability and durability.