Mr Lars Jacobsson launches United Sun Systems (today TEXEL).
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)
Launches the European Stirling Dish Initiative (EUSDI) with ABB (new solar dish)
Acquires together with a Chinese company the world’s largest CSP Dish-Stirling installation, Maricopa Solar in Phoenix, Arizona.
Established joint venture with a Chinese company.
Initiates co-operation with the US Department of Energy & Sandia National Laboratory.
Decided to leave Generation I solar (direct solar production only) to focus 100% on Generation II including battery for 24/7 energy distribution.
Mr Joachim Hjerpe, former CEO of AB Volvo Asia, becomes co-owner and COO of TEXEL.
Mr Lars Jacobsson buys back all shares from the Chinese joint venture partner and is putting the China production plans on ice
Starts Swedish subsidiary, Stirling Gas AB, to work with the engine also on the CHP market (Combined Heat & Power)
Starts subsidiary in United States, United Sun Systems US Inc.
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).
Filing world wide patent on the new unique parabolic dish (The Battery Dish) together with Sbp GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany.
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 is taking 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.
Discussions initiated with California based energy companies about being part of and hosting the initial pilot plant
TEXEL signs agreements for industrial production with Tier 1 industrial company.