Coming Soon? Hybrid Solar Power Devices that also Store Energy

Supercapacitors have been compared to the flash from an old camera. They give an immediate burst of energy, which is then gone. A number of companies have combined supercapacitors with batteries for applications that require immediate response and sustained capacity. Startup SunVault Energy has developed a graphene hybrid device that is both a supercapacitor and battery storage. It is modular in design, meaning it can be shaped to power.

There are some recognizable names connected to this company. CEO Gary Monaghan is a former marketing Director for both Shaw and Rogers Communications. Director William Richardson is a former Governor of New Mexico and was Secretary of Energy under President Clinton. British researcher Robert Murray Smith recently joined the board.

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