Norwegian turbine expert visits Cogen

Norwegian gas turbine guru Bjorn Hande of Hande Energy has visited Cogen Microsystems to take a look at Cogen's latest technology. 

Bjorn (pictured left with Cogen's CEO Paul van de Loo) was visiting Adelaide for a local conference when he stopped by to review our latest data and chat with our Technical Director.

After a tour of Cogen's facilities Bjorn was shown the latest techncial developments and data obtained from the Salisbury field trial site.

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Cogen cards of Christmas' past

Each year Cogen Microsystems employs the services of local artist Harry Slaghekke to design Cogen's annual Christmas Card. These cards usually depict slightly comical applications of the core technologies Cogen has developed and are sent to our clients and suppliers to thank them for their support or service throughout the year.

We have taken the launch of the latest card as an opportunity to look back at Cogen cards of Christmas past....













Cogen can now be found on Facebook, Twitter and You Tube

Cogen Microsystems can now be found on Facebook, Twitter and You Tube.

Become a fan on Facebook and check out our new videos and pictures of our field trial at Salisbury or follow our tweets on Twitter.

We also have video footage of our prototype field trial system on You Tube.

Commercial Prototype for Solar Thermal Heating and Electricity Generation

Adelaide, South Australia – May 18 2011– Cogen Microsystems (Cogen) today announced the successful trial of its production prototype Solar Thermal Heating and Electricity technology.

Based on an innovative Rankine cycle engine, the Cogen technology produces clean and cost effective heating and electricity from a low temperature solar thermal system.  Incorporated into Cogen’s home energy system, the product provides households with 1 kW of electricity and 8.8 kW of heating from free solar energy.

“Achieving this important commercial milestone is the culmination of a large investment and development program”, said Paul van de Loo, CEO of Cogen Microsystems. “We are very pleased with the results of this trial which builds upon our second generation system which was installed at the City of Salisbury in 2009. This new production prototype is substantially smaller, more efficient and cheaper to manufacture than our previous prototype.”

By integrating heating, hot water and electricity, the Cogen home energy system is cost competitive with network provided energy and provides a much lower carbon footprint.  The home energy system will undergo extensive in-house testing and packaging before starting external trials with marketing and development partners in mid 2012.

CEO Paul van de Loowill be discussing the latest trial results with potential partners at the invitation only Micro Combined Heat & Power Summit held in Copenhagen in June this year.

About Cogen Microsystems

Founded in 2000, Cogen Microsystems (Cogen) develops solar thermal heating and electricity generation products that help customers meet their heating, hot water and electricity needs. Based on a patented Rankine Cycle Engine Technology Platform, Cogen has demonstrated its technology with local government partner, the City of Salisbury in South Australia.

The Company has been awarded funding from the Australian Government’s Climate Ready Program and South Australian Government’s Department of Trade & Economic Development, and is now a leader in Rankine Cycle Solar Thermal Heating and Electricity Generation. More information about Cogen Microsystems can be found at

For additional information contact: Paul van de Loo, or call +61 08 8234 8211. 

To download a copy of this press release click here.