Will Ultracapacitors Overtake Batteries in the Energy-Storage Race?
The short answer to the headline’s question is probably not. Perhaps this isn’t the answer you were expecting from the CEO of an ultracapacitor manufacturer. However, ultracapacitors and batteries are different technologies with different benefits for different applications.
The idea a battle exists between the two is perhaps a bit of an energy-storage myth. What’s interesting, though, is the increasing number of applications where ultracapacitor technology unquestionably outperforms batteries, and the new solutions emerging as a result.