Open Energy signs agreement with Infinia to develop solar electric power system

Solana Beach, CA, Nov. 13, 2006 — Open Energy Corp., a renewable energy company focused on the design and manufacturing of solar energy products, announced that it has signed a joint development agreement with Infinia Corp. to integrate its products into a revolutionary power generation system.

Infinia’s free piston Stirling engines are currently used for aerospace and national security applications, where a high degree of reliability and long, maintenance-free service life is required. Operating without internal combustion, a Stirling engine utilizes high temperature differentials to drive a piston and produce electricity.

The engineering teams at Infinia and Open Energy believe that the Suncone CSP solar concentrating power system can be modified to deliver over 700 degrees centigrade of solar thermal energy to Infinia’s engine, thus generating electricity on a cost effective basis without burning fossil fuels or emitting green house gases.

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