qnergy
About Qnergy

Qnergy (q-ner–gy) is the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of Stirling energy systems. The company provides reliable remote power in the 500 to 10,000-Watt range, helping companies improve operational efficiency, decrease cost and reduce emissions. Qnergy has a manufacturing facility in Ogden (UT) and offices in Calgary (Canada).

Qnergy is the only company that has a Stirling-based, stand-alone power generator; the PowerGen. Thanks to the technology’s unparalleled reliability, major and independent oil and gas companies already rely on the system to meet their remote power needs. The PowerGen has proven itself to be more cost effective than alternatives, thanks to near-zero maintenance costs this has led to significant growth in 2018 and 2019.

Qnergy’s Stirling generators are enclosed systems that require no lubrication, maintenance, or repair, delivering tens of thousands of hours of uninterrupted operation. This engine design was recognized by NASA (LINK) as the most reliable heat engine technology ‘in history’. Qnergy’s engine can use any heat source to produce power.

Qnergy’s newest program is Compressed Air Pneumatics (CAP3). The application, which couples Qnergy’s remote power generators with air compressors, offers a low emission alternative to gas pneumatic devices currently used in upstream oil and gas.

Pneumatic devices powered by pressurized natural gas are widely used in the oil and gas industry for process control. The vented gas from these devices were the single biggest source of vented methane emissions, accounting for 67 million tCO2e per year across North America in 2019. The potential mitigation from switching methane pneumatics to CAP3 air pneumatics is estimated to be as much as 1 million tCO2e by 2029, the equivalent of taking over 2.1 million cars off the road.

Quality and Safety

At Qnergy we are dedicated to providing products to our customers that meet strict quality standards. We commit to deliver a product on time and with “zero defects”. We achieve these objectives by utilizing continuous improvement and strict adherence to standards throughout all levels of our organization. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers. In order to fulfill that commitment, we adhere to required safety standards to ensure proper operation of equipment inside and outside of our facility as it relates to our products. Our culture at Qnergy is to empower each employee to be an advocate for Quality and Safety in order to ensure that our products are of the highest quality and employees are in a safe and healthy environment.

Certifications

ISO 9001 Certification (May 2018)

Our Facility

The Qnergy manufacturing facility is equipped for high volume manufacturing of engines and systems in over 60,000 square feet. This dedicated production line is a fully operational, semi-automated assembly line utilizing the latest production equipment. Following rigorous and stringent quality and safety standards, our team is able to produce, test and deliver our various products on time.

Reliability

Qnergy’s legacy is based on decades of experience providing high-reliability, no-maintenance, long-life missions including both terrestrial and deep space remote power generation platforms.  Reliability is deeply ingrained within Qnergy’s culture.  Qnergy chooses to provide high-performing products to our customers by designing our products with test. Design “with test” means designing our products to stringent reliability targets and then “proving” this reliability by testing and intentionally failing parts within extreme, harsh operating parameters.  Tests to failure show us exactly where the margins are, establishes the validity of our products within their specified operating envelope, and helps speed up product improvement cycles. Here at the Qnergy Manufacturing site, as well as at our field test sites, Qnergy uses long-life product “success” testing to show that we know and expect reliability. With millions of total hardware operating hours Qnergy continues to demonstrate its capacity to design and manufacture product to the most stringent of reliability requirements.

Team

Decades of renewable energy and Oil & Gas experience

Ory Zik
CEO

Ory has two decades of leadership in the energy sector. Previous roles include: co-founder and CEO of Helofocus - a solar energy company that operated in the U.S. Israel and China. Founding CEO of sustainability analytics Energy Points, which was acquired by Lux Research; Founding CEO of QuantomiX. The first company to image live cells in an election microscope [acquired by B-Mol Ltd.] Holds Ph.D. in physics and world wide patents.

Dan Midea
VP Sales and Marketing

Dan brings over 30 years of experience building Sales distribution channels within the Oil and Gas and Telecom industries. Prior to joining Qnergy, Dan built and managed the US Sales operations of a global Remote Power company, offering mission-critical, integrated power solutions to the North American market.

Dr. Isaac Garaway
CTO

Isaac brings decades of experience in innovative energy devices focusing on resonant free piston Stirling. He holds multiple patents covering topics related to power conversion and thermal mechanics. With PhD in the field of energy from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology, as well as many years of activity within energy-related industries, Dr. Garaway has extensive experience in applying pioneering energy technologies into real-life applications and products.

Steve Maughan P.E.
VP. Engineering and Operations

Steve is a professional engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the design and manufacture of customized OEM equipment for the industrial heat transfer and power generation markets. Prior to joining Qnergy Steve held various management positions with Shield Air Solutions [a hazardous duty industrial heat transfer equipment manufacturer] and JBT AeroTech [an industrial HVAC manufacturer]