Category Archive for: Clean Energy

Australian Technologies Competition

Iron Matrix has been fortunate to have been selected as a Semi-Finalist in the 2018 Australian Technologies Competition.

Free Solar

In 2005, Iron Matrix was just an idea. I worked in the Oil and Gas industry and no one there felt any threat from solar panels which cost over five dollars per watt. By comparison, five dollars worth of diesel generates the same amount of electricity for 50,000 hours (6 years). But there were two…

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Solar Awnings

For 2 years I’ve been trying to work out how to make awnings for Iron Matrix. The CAD model has 16 different layers for this item which means I thought I had it right 16 times previously. I really didn’t want to spend money on something that blocked the sun that wasn’t a solar panel.…

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Betting on PV

The world is changing. For the last hundred years we as a planet enjoyed the enormous benefits of fossil fuel production. What’s was so amazing about this energy source was the shear amount of energy returned for the amount of energy required to extract. It used to be 20-40 times (20-40x). But not anymore. As…

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