With the ever-increasing need for reliable power in industrial, energy, and computing applications, the use of portable energy storage has become more commonplace than ever. Lithium batteries, a once-ubiquitous energy storage solution, are rapidly giving way to the more reliable, efficient, and long-lasting supercapacitors (aka “ultracapacitors”).
Key drivers of this market are the fast charging capabilities, temperature stability, flexibility, and longevity of supercapacitors. Supercapacitors deliver hundreds of thousands of charge/discharge cycles, compared to only hundreds (or a few thousand) in lithium-ion batteries. Moreover, supercapacitors pose zero thermal runaway risk over a wide range of temperatures, making them inherently safer than batteries.