Pierre Mars, BE electrical (1st class honors), MEng Sc, is the VP of Applications Engineering for CAP-XX (Australia) Pty. Ltd., Sydney, Australia. He jointly holds three patents on supercapacitor applications. The company can be reached at [email protected].
Here's how supercapacitors—double-layered capacitors with the ability to store far more energy than a traditional capacitor—can be used in conjunction with a small solar cell to power a wireless sensor node.