2018 was an exciting and eventful year, but it was perhaps above all a year of maturity. Ten years have passed since I founded Ripasso Energy with the express ambition of “developing and commercialising the incomparable ability of Stirling technology to convert thermal energy to electricity.” During the first nine years, the company’s focus was on just that, development. On developing and streamlining the Stirling engine, and on adapting it for series production. On developing a solar energy solution. On developing a hybridisation function so that the same Stirling engine can be run on both solar energy and gas combustion, and on developing the engine and the PWR BLOK to be able to convert residual gases.