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“We have devoted many years to developing, proving, and deploying our unique engines and the systems that are based on them. Our track record is compelling…”

Since 1967 we have developed unique hardware and technology, based on our proprietary free-piston Stirling designs. Here are some of the highlights:

2008 – Infinia closes its Series B financing and launches its second generation solar prototype and forms key strategic market and production partnerships

2007 – Infinia closes its Series A financing and launches its first generation solar prototype

2005-2006 – Infinia delivers over 20 Stirling radioisotope generators, begins full time development phase on the solar project

2004 – Infinia demonstrates world’s first multi-cylinder free-piston Stirling engine

2004 – Infinia reaches ten-year milestone in the ongoing, maintenance-free test of their Infinia designed Stirling generator

2004-2005 – Infinia develops a diesel/biodiesel-fueled combined heat and power system for the US Army’s mobile kitchen unit

2002 – Infinia begins working with Lockheed Martin Aerospace, system integrator for the Stirling Radioisotope Generator (SRG-110)

2001 – Infinia develops an 8kW pressure wave generator for American Superconductor

2000 – Infinia demonstrates a 1kWe Stirling generator operating on solar power at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Solar Furnace

1999-2002 – Infinia develops a specialized 3 kW Stirling generator for Pennsylvania State University’s Applied Research Laboratory

1999-2001 – Infinia demonstrates a biomass-fueled Stirling generator for DOE

1999-2001 – Infinia develops a 1kWe Stirling generator for ENATEC’s Residential Combined Heat and Power system

1997-1999 – Infinia develops active dynamic balancing to reduce vibration of Stirling space power convertors for NASA deep-space probes

1997 – Infinia develops a series of lightweight cryocoolers for Decade Optical Systems’ laser research program

1997-2002 – Infinia develops two-engine space power subsystem to demonstrate free-piston machine technology for NASA

1995-1997 – Infinia pioneers dual-opposed operation of Stirling engines to limit vibration-induced pixel smear for NASA deep-space probes

1993-1995 – Infinia develops an integral Stirling Joule Thompson cryocooler for low temperature (4K) applications at NASA

1991-1993 – Infinia develops a 10W Stirling generator prototype for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1991-1994 – Infinia develops a hybrid solar/natural gas power system for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

1991 – Infinia develops a low vibration pulse tube cryocooler for NASA spacecraft

1990 – Infinia develops a CFC-free Stirling refrigeration system for DOE’s Dawnbreaker program to help save the ozone layer

1989 – Infinia creates a low vibration Stirling cryocooler for NASA experiments

1988 – Infinia develops a long-life, high reliability cryocooler capable of lifting 250W at 77K to cool supercomputers for UT Carrier and IBM

1986-1988 – Infinia designs a 25 kWe solar-electric Stirling power system for NASA and DOE to produce utility-scale power in solar dish “farms”

1984 – Infinia founders provide concept and design support for Rockwell International SP-100 Stirling Engine Conversion System project to develop a free-piston Stirling engine for space exploration

1967-1992 – Infinia founders develop a Thermal Ventricular Assist System (Heart Assist Pump) for the National Institutes of Health