Technology Overview

Since the invention of the free-piston Stirling engine in the early 1960’s, Sunpower’s extensive research and development has been applied to the following Sunpower core technologies:

  • Stirling engines that produce power from any heat source
  • Stirling cryocoolers that use power to move heat

The Benefits of Sunpower Technology section describes why Sunpower technology offers advantages over alternative technologies and/or Sunpower competitors.

To learn more about basic Stirling theory or attributes specific to Sunpower technology, feel free to follow the links on the Stirling Cycle, Gas Bearings and Linear Alternators.

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