CIC engineers, furnishes and installs supercapacitor based energy storage systems. The long service life and high usable capacity of supercaps equates to 5-10x lower lifetime cost of energy compared to chemical batteries, which wear out comparatively quickly. Supercaps charge rapidly increasing the viability of renewables. When paired with fossil fuel generation, supercaps can reduce generator runtime by as much as 50%. Once installed, supercaps require virtually no maintenance.
1 Performance may vary at different temperatures and at different C-rates.
A supercapacitor stores and releases energy like a battery, but has better performance and many more cycles. While batteries store energy chemically, supercaps store energy electrostatically, like the static on clothes when they are taken out of the dryer.
Supercapacitors address the major flaw inherent in chemical battery storage solutions. Specifically safety and longevity. The products we represent are capable of daily charge/discharge cycles of 100%. Day in and day out, year after year. Our solutions will provide many years of reliable service with little or no maintenance required. Attempting to meet this requirement using Lithium Ion or any other chemical energy storage is impractical and exceeds the capabilities of battery-based energy storage. Fundamentally, chemical-based energy storage is not a practical, sustainable, or cost-effective energy storage solution.
In enclosures, Supercapacitors require no HVAC or integral liquid cooling due to a very wide operating temperature range. (-20C to 60C). Supercapacitor’s charge rate is 8 – 15 times faster than lead acid batteries, allowing them to reduce generator runtime by as much as 50%, creating substantial savings in generator fuel and maintenance costs.