Clean Energy Structures
to generate and store energy cheaper than fossil fuels
How we do it
we maximize energy generation and minimze energy consumption in the built environment.
What we do
Iron Matrix is a patented, modular steel construction system that can be entirely clad in solar panels.
It produces structures with free electricity, or, electricty with a free structure.
Solar panels replace traditional building materials to provide electricity at no incremental cost.
All Iron Matrix parts are robot manufactured from locally sourced materials.
Iron Matrix parts flat-pack into shipping containers for the fastest and cheapest transportation to site.
Expandable & Reconfigurable
Iron Matrix structures are infinitely reconfigurable and easily expandable. Additional rooms and levels can be added at any time.
The adjustable height piled foundation system requires no earthworks and minimizes impacts on sloped, rocky or environmentally sensitive sites.
Built by You
Iron Matrix can be built by as few as two people without cranes, scaffolding or heavy equipment.
Generating New Ideas. Solving Big Problems.
Iron Matrix structures replace traditional building materials with solar panels to provide electricity at no incremental cost.
A hydronic heating and cooling system can run through the Iron Matrix structure storing excess energy in thermal mass.
Iron Matrix can generate and store energy cheaper than fossil fuels.
Iron Matrix Home can Generate
kWh of electricity per day
dollars saved on annual Energy Bills
and kilograms of C02 each year
Why we’re different
Iron Matrix was specifically developed to take advantage of the one feature solar panels have but fossil fuels will never have – a flat sheet of glass.
In 2017, solar panels became cheaper than structural plywood. However, traditional building structures would stress a solar panel in unacceptable ways. Tempered glass can not be cut or subject to tension or compression.
Iron Matrix was designed to be a lower cost, strong structural steel framework that allows solar panels to be mounted directly to it.
Interior designs can be fully customized to create the look and feel of any traditional home.
The Iron Matrix Prototype
The prototype Iron Matrix home was built in Western Australia, 50 minutes North of Perth on a 20 degree slope overlooking a waterfall and a National Park. Foundations were set in a range of soil, clay and solid granite.
The structure was built to ‘lock-up’ in 100 days by only 2 people in 2017/18. No cranes, no scaffolding and no heavy equipment. All materials were transported down a 300 meter dirt track on a trailer behind a four wheel drive.
There are 41 solar panels in total. 30 on the North-East and North-West walls. It is estimated that these panels will have ~50% efficiency but are effectively free given they are as cheap as almost all other cladding materials. 11 more panels are used as solar awnings to provide ~30kWh of energy per day.
The prototype home will be 100% off-grid with a hydronic HVAC system and a 24 Volt DC power system throughout. It is located in a bushfire hazard zone (BAL 12.5) and will collect all rainwater.
Iron Matrix can be configured, reconfigured or expanded to suit your evolving needs. Modules can be joined and stacked in any configuration.
The patented structural steel parts are removed from within the structure to create rooms during or after construction. Foundations are made from the same Iron Matrix steel parts, cut to suit the topography of any site.
Who Are We
Iron Matrix was founded by people who previously worked in the Oil & Gas Industry all over the world.
They understand the energy of yesterday and the energy of tomorrow.
David has worked as an Engineer, Commercial Manager and Project Manager for international energy projects. He designed and developed Iron Matrix. “Energy obsessed”
Nina has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Clean Technology and Entrepreneurship. She’s previously worked as Energy/Economic Analyst.
Carley has global experience in Government Relations, Remote and Indigenous Community and Stakeholder Engagement and Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment. “Humanitarian at heart”
John has 25 years of Building and Construction experience over a wide variety of roles before joining Iron Matrix in 2015. He skills extend to planning, logistics and supply chain management.
Over his 30 year tenure, Greg oversaw Fleetwood’s value grow from $160k to over $700million. He brings an enormous breadth and depth of building and modular construction experience to Iron Matrix.
Announcements & Media
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFVKAZJN6KU Lower cost, distributed energy generation will benefit everyone, but the most exciting, life-changing impacts will be for the estimated three billion people who currently don’t have access to grid electricity on this planet....
Iron Matrix is all about maximising energy gained and minimising energy spent. A low energy structure naturally becomes low impact. Here's a picture of our foundation piles immediately after installation. Fire proof, adjustable height and installed with hand tools by...
US patent granted! It took over 3 years but we've now increased the population covered by our bolted structural steel connection from 30 million people to over 300 million. A special thanks to Patent Attorney and EnergyLab mentor Pasquale who had the experience and...
Everything you need to build with Iron Matrix will fit into the back of a CybrTrk. Time to go off grid. https://youtu.be/vDohR-Yq1CM
This week I shared my thoughts with Nucleus Wealth on the topic of Solar and Battery technology and what the impacts will be on the electricity grid.
Nearly five years ago we took a couple of years break (1 million minutes) from jobs in Oil & Gas to pursue a mission so audacious and so improbably, we dared not tell anyone our true goal. It looked like we were building an off-grid house. But the real goal, was...
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