HISTORY - TEXEL

HISTORY

  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010

2020

  • 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.

2019

  • 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.

2018

  • 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.

2017

  • Files world wide patent on the new unique parabolic dish (The Battery Dish) together with Sbp GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany.

2016

  • 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).

2015

  • Starts subsidiary in United States, United Sun Systems US Inc.

2014

  • Starts Swedish subsidiary, Stirling Gas AB, to work with the engine also on the CHP market (Combined Heat & Power).

2013

  • 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.

2012

  • 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.

2011

  • 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).

2010

  • Mr. Lars Jacobsson launches United Sun Systems (today TEXEL).