Win Inertia Incorporates Maxwell Technologies Ultracapacitors for Braking Energy Recuperation in Spanish Rail System
Aug 25, 2014 UncategorizedComments Off on Win Inertia Incorporates Maxwell Technologies Ultracapacitors for Braking Energy Recuperation in Spanish Rail System
High-Efficiency Hybrid Energy Storage System Reduces Energy Consumption; Excess Power Used to Charge Electric Vehicles
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that Win Inertia, an engineering firm specializing in power electronics, energy storage and control and communication systems, is using its ultracapacitors for a stationary wayside braking energy recuperation system at an electric rail system in Cerro Negro, Spain. Win Inertia designed and installed the system under a contract with the Spanish government’s Administrator of Railway Infrastructures (ADIF). In this installation, the system also enables ADIF to store excess energy in a battery bank that supplies an electric vehicle (EV) charging station located at the rail station. The facility also seamlessly integrated a photovoltaic (PV) generator to supply additional energy if required.
The recuperation system employs Win Inertia’s SHAD