The Energy Caps project is funded by the EU FP7-People Marie Curie Actions, funding scheme: Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP).
The Energy Caps project started on December 1st 2011 and will be running for 4 years. It aims at pooling and mutually transfers multi-disciplinary knowledge between 3 industrial and 2 academic partners to develop a sustainable and safe hybrid supercapacitor with high specific energy and maintained high specific power and cyclability.
Supercapacitors, especially hybrid supercapacitors, are a very promising technology for application in plug-in hybrids, electric cars or the smart grid, which presents a number of interesting advantages over batteries with regard to specific power and cycle life.
Powerful electricity storage is needed to unlock the renewable energy growth potential
Supercapacitors alone or in combination with batteries increase the life time of storage systems
Supercapacitors are compact systems that can be used as buffer storage facilities, offering quick rate of charge and discharge to manage peaking energy production or demand
Train, start-stop systems in micro-hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars
Cranes, loaders, forklifts, robots, also welding machines etc.
Power stabilizers, uninterruptible power supplies, smart grid systems etc.
PDA, AMR, SSD, flashlights, toys, hand tools etc