Power Roll energy storage is making rapid progress and it is anticipated that initial products are likely to be available within the next 15 months. The progress to date suggests that Power Roll has a potential role to play in all areas of power storage.

The fundamental advantages of the Power Roll energy storage technology include:

  • Higher specific energy density than existing capacitor, supercapacitors and batteries
  • Significantly lower cost of manufacture
  • Enhanced lifetime for certain applications
  • Flexibility in voltage, capacitance and energy storage designs
  • Multiple form factors

The first ‘proof of concept’ capacitors were produced in March 2017, and this has been quickly followed by a successful initial manufacturing trial in September 2017. This trial, which was conducted by a partner company at its commercial manufacturing facility, successfully demonstrated all the core elements of the energy storage technology as well as validating that Power Roll can be readily incorporated into current manufacturing processes.

Two independent reports have been commissioned which provide third party validation of both the technical and commercial opportunities for the energy storage technology. The first report describes this energy storage technology as a “paradigm shift” and the second states that “[it] could also be revolutionary for large capacitors for power electronic applications.”

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