Posted by Jussi Pikkarainen on - 16 August 2019
Skeleton Technologies is always on the lookout for new talent and if you take look at our careers page, you'll see it for yourself! There are numerous open positions in both Germany and Estonia, but if you're not based in either country, don't let that discourage you from applying - we search for talent globally.
Posted by Jussi Pikkarainen on - 31 July 2019
It's difficult to appreciate just how big wind turbines are without getting up close. A 10 MW turbine can have blades longer than 70 meters, which also means the blades and the turbine itself must withstand massive forces. This, in turn, means that there are several basic safety requirements wild turbines must adhere to, the most important of which...
Posted by Jussi Pikkarainen on - 19 July 2019
Mining as an industry is one of the harshest for both man and machine. Dust and dirt are ever-present and a challenge for mining equipment, but it's the constant temperature changes from one extreme to the other that wreak havoc on the electronics in mining machinery and kill batteries. From outside temperatures that instantly freeze your breath, to the...
Posted by Jussi Pikkarainen on - 22 December 2017
Christmas - a time when you have the chance to think of the environment and save energy. In addition to enjoying the company of your loved ones and maybe a few gifts, of course.
Posted by Jussi Pikkarainen on - 15 December 2017
Trucks are tough, and truckers even tougher, but winters in the north can be rough. Icy roads and bad tires are a dangerous combination, as are freezing cold weather and old batteries - there are a number of things that can go wrong in the dead of winter. Waking up to a truck that doesn't start is a bad feeling, but one that you don't have to put up with.
Posted by Jussi Pikkarainen on - 30 October 2017
Our dependence on fossil fuels is diminishing, but there's still a long way to go to carbon-free energy production and transportation. Renewable energy is replacing coal, natural gas, and even nuclear, but needs energy storage to provide a cost-effective alternative to cheap coal and gas.
Posted by Jussi Pikkarainen on - 15 August 2017
With a career spanning close to three decades, Michael Liedtke, Skeleton Technologies' new Senior VP of Business Development, has seen it all. Armed with a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, Michael set upon a path that took him to the giants of three major industries: Daimler-Benz and BMW Designworks...
Posted by Jussi Pikkarainen on - 28 November 2016
The temperature in which an ultracapacitor or a battery is used has a big influence on how long its charge lasts. Many of us living in cold climates are familiar with starting problems with our car engines when the temperature plummets below -15°C. Especially older batteries have problems operating at colder temperatures, and at times, that results in...
Posted by Jussi Pikkarainen on - 22 November 2016
Ultracapacitors have significantly longer lifetimes than batteries, but why is that? As we've established before, ultracapacitors store energy in an electric field, whereas batteries rely on a chemical reaction. Being free of chemical reactions means that ultracapacitors, or supercapacitors, can survive over a million charge-discharge cycles. For...