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Posted: April 16, 2009
Cover Story Features Enable IPC's Subsidiary, SolRayo
(Nanowerk News) Enable IPC Corporation today announced that the cover story of the April 2009 edition of the American Ceramic Society Bulletin features Enable IPC's SolRayo subsidiary. The Bulletin is a monthly magazine that provides information to professionals in the ceramics community worldwide.
The article, titled "A Heroic Capacity," discusses how ultracapacitors complement batteries, and how several of the leading ultracapacitor companies, including SolRayo, are working to integrate their use in various applications. The article can be found at: http://www.americanceramicsociety.org/bulletin/apr_09/.
In the article, Kevin Leonard, SolRayo Chief Technology Officer, explains that one of the primary keys to making ultracapacitors work in renewable energy applications is cost. The Enable IPC/SolRayo technology lowers the "energy storage per dollar" cost by using nanoparticulate sand in conjunction with low cost carbon electrodes, boosting capacitance.
Separately, Enable IPC recently announced the shipment of ultracapacitor electrodes to IMDEA in Madrid. This contract is in connection with a high profile renewable energy demonstration project in Spain.
Additionally, Kevin Leonard and Dr. Mark Daugherty (SolRayo's President) led a Webinar in January on the use of ultracapacitors in renewable energy.