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Energy Crisis Management: New technology enables alternative energy applications

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Google Tech Talks
November 13, 2006

A new ultracapacitor technology from APCT (US-Ukrainian start-up) provides an efficient, low cost means of managing power delivery for applications ranging from hand held devices to hybrid vehicles and power generating systems of all types. When integrated into battery powered devices, the APCT technology can extend battery life by as much as 400%, lowering the cost of batteries and reducing hazardous waste streams. Fast charge/discharge cycling with 95% efficiency improves performance and lowers cost for fuel cell vehicles and hybrid electric automobiles. High energy density and hundreds of thousands of cycles provides critical load leveling capabilities for wind and solar power generators while eliminating stacks of lead acid batteries supporting fragile power grids.
The unique construction and materials of the APCT ultracapacitor improves performance by 3 to 4 times when compared to current offerings. For the first time, the cost/benefit requirements for automotive, power quality and consumer electronic applications can be achieved in mass production.

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Speaker: Jim Nickerson

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