Clean Energy Structures
To generate, store and deliver the cheapest energy on the planet.
How we do it
We build Energy Wealth by maximizing energy generated while minimizing energy used.
What we do
Iron Matrix is a patented, modular steel construction technology that allows anyone to make buildings out of solar panels.
Robot manufactured parts, flat-packed for transport and hand installed without cranes, scaffolding or earth works.
Expandable & Reconfigurable
Built by You
Over the break I read Stephanie Kelton's 'The Deficit Myth'. Released this past June and heralded as the Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) bible. Professor Kelton's core premise is that countries with monetary sovereignty, issuers of their own currency, can and should...
Iron Matrix started with a simple question, "why?". The answer turned out to be 'Energy Wealth'.This year I was fortunate to be asked to present at Spark Festival. Here's the story of Iron Matrix and how reading "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" was...
The first question potential investors ask; "Who's your target market?".And the absolutely wrong answer is "Everyone".Apparently.But it was the truth. Show us someone who doesn't want a lower cost structure with the cheapest energy and we'll show you someone who isn't...
A big day for the Iron Matrix - Clean Energy Structures team. Last night we were awarded the 2020 Energy Innovation of the Year.For nearly 6 years now, we've been working on an Energy Wealth solution that can genuinely compete with hydrocarbon fossil fuels...
It's time to scale. The killer feature of solar + batteries is what it doesn't have - moving parts. This means that uniquely, solar + batteries can be modularly engineered and scaled without loss of efficiency. Its actually more efficient to locate them as close as...
Not for love or money can you find accommodation this Christmas in Western Australia. And if you want an off-grid escape amongst nature, there's zero hope.Seems like a good time for Iron Matrix to build some ultra-low impact, off grid, solar...
I had the pleasure of chatting with the very clever gents, Damien and Tim at Nucleus Wealth this week. We spoke on a range of topics including robots, manufacturing and how the impacts of very scalable solar and battery technology will impact industry in the future....
We had an interview with ausbiz News ahead of our SparkFest presentation this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvzbR6T4ysE
Our latest project has reached lock-up with the full solar roof and walls.
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 2018, solar panels became cheaper than installed 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.
An Iron Matrix roof will de;over 3 times the power for 1/3rd the cost of a Tesla Solar Roof.
Generating New Ideas. Solving Big Problems.
Iron Matrix structures replace traditional building materials with solar panels to provide electricity at no incremental cost.
Combined with the latest battery technology, Iron Matrix can generate, store and deliver 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
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.
Jacob has worked in a wide varietry of roles in Energy and Technology industries. He has a background in Mechatronics and Automation.