ASU – Arizona State University to evaluates the commercial potential for TEXEL in the US market.
DNV (Den Norske Veritas) carries out a Due Diligence on TEXEL.
Swedish Energy Agency supports technology development.
Swedish Government Vinnova supports technology development.
Invited to US Government, DOE funded Apollo Program, to develop technology.
US Department of Energy releases report which confirms TEXEL as the cheapest battery.
Signs exclusive license agreement with Curtin University on new technology.
Signs agreement with Arizona State University to move market discussions on US market.
Initiates discussions with California-based energy companies about being part of and hosting the initial pilot plant.
TEXEL signs agreements for industrial production with a Tier 1 industrial company.
Signs co-operation agreement with Curtin University.
Million dollar support from the Australian government to battery development.
Finalists in the Global Green Challenge.
The board is expanded with Dr. R.K. Pachauri, former chairman of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008.
Signs exclusive license agreement with the Savannah River National Laboratory, for the use of the Metal Hydride thermal battery.
TEXEL is founded and takes over from United Sun Systems, to focus on the new battery technology.
TEXEL’s new battery technology is appointed the success story beyond Lithium-Ion batteries by X-Labs & US DOE at the Energy Storage Summit at SLAC /Stanford in Silicon Valley, California.
Files world wide patent on the new unique parabolic dish (The Battery Dish) together with Sbp GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany.
Creates a collaboration with a number of US companies: Sandia National Laboratory, Savannah River National Laboratory, Linamar Corp. and Thermacore.
Launches cooperation with the US Department of Energy – Savannah River National Laboratory regarding thermal storage (battery).
Starts subsidiary in United States, United Sun Systems US Inc.
Starts Swedish subsidiary, Stirling Gas AB, to work with the engine also on the CHP market (Combined Heat & Power).
Mr. Joachim Hjerpe, former CEO of AB Volvo Asia, becomes co-owner and COO of TEXEL.
Mr. Lars Jacobsson buys back all shares from a previous joint venture partner and puts plans for production in China on ice.
Launches the European Stirling Dish Initiative (EUSDI) with ABB (new solar dish).
Acquires, together with a previous partner, the world’s largest CSP Dish-Stirling installation, Maricopa Solar in Phoenix, Arizona.
Establishes joint venture with a previous partner.
Initiates co-operation with the US Department of Energy & Sandia National Laboratory.
Decides to leave Generation I solar (direct solar production only) to focus 100% on Generation II including battery for 24/7 energy distribution.
Acquisition of the Stirling solar engine V4-90 from Intersol AB, developed by Ford Motors & Kockums.
Cooperation starts with Sbp GmBh – Schlaich Bergermann Partner (new solar dish).
Mr. Lars Jacobsson launches United Sun Systems (today TEXEL).