Nulux is delighted to announce that we have joined forces with Ecojoule Pty Ltd, an R&D company specialising in the design of innovative power electronics, to establish a new business called EcoJoule Energy.
EcoJoule was founded and led by Dr Mike Wishart, who becomes Chief Executive Officer of EcoJoule Energy. Mike has more than 20 years experience in designing and leading the design of Power Electronics and Electronics products for both local and international companies including Schneider Electric and Toshiba.
Mike’s previous roles include being R&D Manager of PDL Electronics, Schneider Toshiba Inverter and Schneider/Nulec Industries as well as R&D Director of Schneider Electric/Clipsal. Mike has designed and launched many successful products internationally including Variable Speed Drives, Auto-reclosers and Home Automation products. He also has Power Systems experience having spent more than 7 years working for electricity utility companies in Australia (Ergon Energy) and abroad (Eskom).
Mike holds BScEng, MScEng and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Queensland and Australia (RPEQ, CPEng).
Ecojoule Energy specialises in the design and manufacture of cutting edge power electronics products. We believe that these are particularly valuable for maintaining and increasing the quality of our energy grid given the increasing importance of distributed renewable energy sources in Australia’s power.
Tony Ferguson has joined the board of EcoJoule Energy and many of the senior Nulux team together with a growing dedicated team at EcoJoule Energy will be involved in further developing this exciting business. The team brings together industry leading technical expertise in power electronics, software design, power systems, systems engineering and manufacturing with industry leading commercial and financial expertise.
EcoJoule Energy is a 100% privately held Australian firm and we prioritise developing our capabilities in the Australian market. The R&D team, based in Brisbane, will expand significantly in the near term while production of EcoVAR and EcoSTORE units is targeted for our Illawarra manufacturing centre.
We see the market potential for EcoJoule Energy’s products as global. We believe that there is a huge worldwide opportunity to improve the supply of electricity to consumers through the use of modern power electronics devices. In established electricity grids, power electronics devices can help to transform the existing grid into a more distributed, flexible, intelligent and sustainable system able to provide lower cost, more environmentally friendly power services to consumers. In the developing world, power electronics devices can be used with renewable energy sources and energy storage to provide reliable, cost effective and environmentally friendly electricity to the 20% of the world’s population who currently don’t have access to electricity. Our vision is to design elegant, efficient and flexible products that contribute to providing lower cost, reliable and sustainable electricity to all.
See more about EcoJoule Energy at http://www.ecojoule.org and watch for more news in the coming months.
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