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Clean Energy Structures

Our Mission

to generate and store energy cheaper than fossil fuels

How we do it

we maximize energy generation and minimize 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.

Integrated Solar

Solar panels replace traditional building materials to provide electricity at no incremental cost.

Robot Manufactured

All Iron Matrix parts are robot manufactured from locally sourced materials.
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Container Delivery

Iron Matrix parts flat-pack into shipping containers for the fastest and cheapest transportation to site.
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Expandable & Reconfigurable

Iron Matrix structures are infinitely reconfigurable and easily expandable. Additional rooms and levels can be added at any time.

Low Impact

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.

 

Patented Design

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.  

Flexible

Expandable

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” David Morgan

CEO, Co-Founder

Nina has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Clean Technology and Entrepreneurship. She’s previously worked as Energy/Economic Analyst. Nina Hitchins

CFO, Co-Founder

Carley has global experience in Government Relations, Remote and Indigenous Community and Stakeholder Engagement and Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment. “Humanitarian at heart” Carley Morgan

Communications & External Affairs, Co-Founder

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. John Jorritsma

Construction Manager

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. Greg Tate

Advisor, Ex-CEO Fleetwood Australia

Announcements & Media

Solar Sign Customer

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...

World Changing

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....

Low Impact

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

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...

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