Mr Lars Jacobsson, the founder of USS, co-founds and manages Cleanergy AB. (USS Competitor)
Mr Lars Jacobsson launches United Sun Systems.
Acquisition of the Stirling solar engine V4-90 from Intersol AB, developed by Ford Motors.
Cooperation starts with Sbp GmBh – Schlaich Bergermann Partner (solar dish)
Launches the European Stirling Dish Initiative (EUSDI) with ABB (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, today’s USS International Ltd.
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 USS.
Mr Lars Jacobsson buys back all shares from the Chinese joint venture partner and is putting the planes on ice to focus on China as an early market for industrial productions.
Launches co-operation with a solar concentrator manufacturer in Asia.
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 multi NDA for 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).
Filling 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.
Signes exclusive license agreement with the Savannah River National Laboratory, for the use of the Metal Hydride thermal battery.
A major financing round is being launched to commercialise the technology