Clean Energy Structures
How we do it
we maximize energy generation and minimize energy consumption in the built environment.
What we do
It produces structures with free electricity, or, electricty with a free structure.
Expandable & Reconfigurable
Built by You
Generating New Ideas. Solving Big Problems.
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
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 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.
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.
They understand the energy of yesterday and the energy of tomorrow.
This Iron Matrix Solar Sign was recently built In Osborne Park in Western Australia https://www.perthnow.com.au/community-news/north/robot-manufactured-solar-led-sign-to-light-up-osborne-park-c-772967 Iron Matrix is still at full production capacity thanks to robots...
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.