The concept of structural energy storage seeks to synergistically combine the mechanical, load-bearing qualities of chassis infrastructures with the electrical, power-delivering capabilities of contemporary energy storage solutions. Capacitor sizes and shapes are tailored for space constrained and unusual shapes where conventional cylindrical or prismatic solutions are difficult to integrate. Applications target either a reduction in system size or an augmentation in system power and energy. Strong candidates for this technology include:

 

Satellites (CubeSats, NanoSats) Underwater Vehicles Race Cars and Motorcycles
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Light Military Vehicles Small Consumer Electronics
Robotic Platforms Electric Vehicles Battery Chargers
Cargo Modules Electric Motorcycles, Scooters Hybrid Battery Systems
Micro-sensors Motor Housings  
Missile Systems Integrated Renewable Storage  

 

FastCAP Structural Ultracapacitor