What’s your background in sustainability?
My sustainability experience started during my research in energy storage. I was fortunate to be involved when lithium-ion battery research started to go mainstream. During graduate school I was supported with funding to understand the thermal behavior of batteries. My involvement was from the mechanical side however I worked closely with electrical colleagues which provided a complete picture of battery behavior and its potential. Through this experience I quickly came to understand the importance of distributed energy generation and storage.
What do you do for IceWind?
I am the Vice President of Operation and Research & Development. I am responsible for leading the efforts for a wide commercial release of our Freya (CW-100). This involves collaborating with our channel partners for supply chain and understanding our customer’s needs. Looking forward, I will drive the product and technology roadmaps which will continue to provide our customers unprecedented engineered extreme energy solutions.
What excites you about IceWind?
I enjoy learning and hearing from customers that IceWind can provide a solution when no one else could. Providing a platform for energy generation and storage opens up so many possibilities to help people where legacy options were not adequate. There are so many unique applications for our products that will keep everyday different and exciting.
If you could put an IW wind turbine anywhere, where would you set one up?
I would love to see IceWind’s turbines involved with disaster relief support operations. Whenever tragic events occur one of the first hurdles is getting a reliable power supply. I feel our size and portability could really do some good in those critical first few hours and days.
Favorite quote about Planet Earth?
“I really believe that if the political leaders of the world could see their planet from a distance of, let’s say 100,000 miles, their outlook would be fundamentally changed. The all-important border would be invisible, that noisy argument suddenly silenced.”