Clean Energy Structures
To generate, store and deliver the cheapest energy on the planet.
How we do it
We maximize energy generated while minimizing the energy used.
What we do
Iron Matrix is a patented, modular steel construction technology that allows anyone to make buildings out of solar panels.
Flat-packed, hand installed without cranes, scaffolding or earth works.
Expandable & Reconfigurable
Built by You
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.
Congratulations to the team at STORYBOX on their launch today at Paramatta Train Station! An incredibly talented and creative team brought to life this beautiful application of Iron Matrix for community building in a public space. It will share digital storytelling,...
The Spark Festival is a few weeks away. Presented as "a celebration of entrepreneurship," it's 10 days of virtual innovation, business and start-up programming. A broad range of topics will be shared. Everyone is invited to participate in this event...
BP have just released their latest annual energy outlook report. Predictions for liquid fossil demand is dire. "Low carbon transition leads to a fundamental shift in the global energy system" Peak oil demand was in 2019 at 100 million barrels per day. "Demand for oil...
The power generators of the future will be building owners. Energy can now be generated, stored and delivered cheaper than grid distributed fossil fuels. This Iron Matrix solar roof can power an electric vehicle over 1,250km (780mi) every week and costs no more than a...
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
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.