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Super Capacitors

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Created by Crusoe 5 months ago, 15 Apr 2018
Crusoe
QLD, 808 posts
15 Apr 2018 8:15PM
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I wonder if these will take over the solar energy storage. With a million life cycles, they could become a family heirloom

www.cleanenergy.org.au/renewable-energy-training/arvios-super-capacitor-energy-storage-system

decrepit
WA, 8621 posts
15 Apr 2018 6:29PM
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Much less messy than batteries, be good if it's possible.

Mobydisc
NSW, 8143 posts
16 Apr 2018 10:52AM
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decrepit said..
Much less messy than batteries, be good if it's possible.


Are these systems on sale yet? If they are commercially available and perform as this fellow says they do, it would not make sense to by lithium batteries.

nebbian
WA, 6125 posts
16 Apr 2018 12:43PM
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Energy density still isn't up there compared to LiPo though.

Look to the radio control world for newer technologies, internal combustion is all but gone from there, everything's electric now. Regarding storage, if supercaps had the energy density required then they'd be popular. It doesn't appear like they have reached the limits of the technology though, some labs are getting pretty good energy density, and there is wild (and rising) demand for good energy storage.

I suppose the weight doesn't matter for a home energy storage scenario, but for cars and planes it certainly does.

saltiest1
WA, 1971 posts
16 Apr 2018 4:32PM
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Shocker.

Mobydisc
NSW, 8143 posts
17 Apr 2018 1:53PM
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There are a few utube videos on Samsung mass producing graphene and starting to make power cells using it. It sounds too good to be true.

AUS 808
WA, 220 posts
17 Apr 2018 5:31PM
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Mobydisc said..
There are a few utube videos on Samsung mass producing graphene and starting to make power cells using it. It sounds too good to be true.


Samsung know what they are doing

Mobydisc
NSW, 8143 posts
18 Apr 2018 3:22PM
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Big thread here about super capacitors.
forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2707005

I have only read a few pages and most people there, some of whom appear to be quite knowledgeable are quite skeptical.

boofta
NSW, 102 posts
19 Apr 2018 4:52PM
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A source of energy that can be charged and discharged almost immediately. Great in theory, until all the energy is released instantly in a car crash.
It will be the equivalent of being struck by lightning in a crash. Will need something like an electrical airbag that discharges in a prang without frying the occupants. A long time in the future in a distant galaxy far far away etc etc



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