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.