Greatcell Energy Pty Ltd was formed in August 2019 to carry on the 20 years of history of Greatcell Solar Limited (formerly ASX listed Company with ticker GSL), a leader in Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) technology. Greatcell Energy purchased all the assets including IP of Greatcell Solar, to continue its status as world leader in perovskite technology.
Also, it is notable that the MIT researchers back the Company's strategy to launch the perovskite product in a niche market and then to enter into mainstream silicon-based solar power generation. MIT supports the fact that the commercialisation of Perovskite in niche market at first is an optimal and logical strategy.
Please Click to Know More About MIT Research: Greatcell Energy Backed by MIT Researchers.
Further, its pertinent to mention that the Greatcell Energy secured EU Graphene Flagship Core 3 Project funding for ~€400,000 via its wholly owned subsidiary Greatcell Italia, at the time when Italian scientists announced the efficiency improvement of Perovskite to 26.3% after doping perovskite cell with graphene.
Must Read: PSCs Performance Increases with Graphene.
The Company is expected to start generating revenues from its unique micropower product for IoT by the end of 2020. The opportunity can be measured by the magnitude of IoT potential, which is expected to be ~$5 billion by 2022 in a market of $1.2trillion. The future potential of Perovskite is seemed to be immense with other prospects such as BAPV (Building Applied Photovoltaic), BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic) and distributed power generation to mention few.
One Question May Arise! How Greatcell Energy Will Reach Its Plan of Action? The Answer for Such Queries Lies to The Experienced and Distinguished Management Team Exhibiting Range of Accomplishment from Acquisition to Alignment with MIT Researchers.
Executive Teams and Advisor of the Company are: -
Mr Tom Fontaine is an experienced professional engineer with an interest in the energy industry. He has a degree in physics and mathematics and been on the board and management of several private as well as public (ASX listed) Companies.
He was a director and founder of Pure Energy Resources which listed on the ASX with ticker PES in 2006 and later in 2010 the company was taken over for a whopping $1 billion. He has been a founder builder of successful energy companies in Africa, Cuba, North America and Australia.
Mr Steven James is an extremely skillful director and business specialist. He holds a Diploma of Financial Markets, graduation from Australian Institute of Company Directors, Master's in financial services law, and is a Justice of the Peace.
Mr Steven had held various board position in both public and private firms across the financial services, legal and technology sectors. As a consultant, he has extensive experience in assisting companies through to listing preparation for an example he was a former chairman of Hot Copper Holdings Ltd and took them through to an ASX listing.
Dr Gavin Tulloch is one of the founding members of Dyesol Limited (ASX: DYE) in 2004. He oversees the global business expansion and directing subsidiaries in Italy, UK, Germany, Singapore, Korea and Switzerland. During 2008 to 2010, he was a Managing Director and then CTO and executive director till 2012. Post which he managed and consulted the oversees business and technology in the region such as Europe in the field of PSC development.
He holds a PhD in the area of Perovskite semiconducting oxides from the University of New South Wales. He is also a FAICD (Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors).
He has recently joined the Chinese Academy of Sciences as Visiting Professor.
Mr Peter Richards is a renowned business entrepreneur who has raised around 6 businesses to successful sales. In his career, he has taken a Company to an ASX listing and even sold one to the Australian Bank. Also, it is pertinent to mention that the one company grew to become Australia's largest independently owned securities business in his capability in the area of the financial and capital market.
During 1997 – 2001, Mr Peter was a retained consultant for ASIC, i.e. Australian Securities and Investments Commission on a subject related to compliance, industry standards and market surveillance. He also served ASIC as an expert witness in various matters during that period and has been nominated as a responsible person related to several Security Dealer and Responsible Entity Licences matters.
In 1997 he was also awarded runner-up status for Australian Financial Planner of the Year Awards.
Let’s now meet the technology team of Greatcell Energy: -
Professor Michael Graetzel is the first to comprehend and understand the mesoscopic photosystems based on dyes as light harvesters, exceeding the performance of solid-state p-n junctions.
Not only he is the first one to understand mesoscopic photosystems based on dyes but also move the photovoltaic area ahead of the principle diodes light absorption to the molecular level along with the role in perovskite solar cells (PSCs) advancement.
He has been associated with the Company since the founding work started in Canberra in 1994.
- Recent Ranked #1 Scientist my Stanford University in a list of 100,000 scientists across all fields. 2019
- Winner of Albert Einstein world award of science 2012
- Winner of Millennium Technology Prize 2010
Ms Sylvia Tulloch was a co-founder of Dyesol Ltd. She was also associated with ASX responsibilities as directors, Chair of Ecoquest Limited (now Cynata Limited (CYP)) between 2009 to 2012. Her role does not stop with the above functions, but continued as a member of the CBRIN Board, Chair of Griffin Accelerator Holdings and mentor of many companies Accelerator programme to mention few.
Interestingly, Sylvia, apart from being an enthusiastic investor in several companies, she has been an active government liaison at the company or industry levels.
Dr Polycarpos is a Research Director at Athens National Center for Scientific Research, Greece. He has 250 international refereed journals and many citations in his name. He has strong expertise in Research Management and has participated and led several EU and National research projects.
He is presently working on solar energy to electricity conversion using nanomaterials and nanotechnology-driven processes. He is also working on environmental protection such as photocatalytic materials and reactors for water cleaning and CO2 capture and conversion.
Dr Andrew King is a director and co-founder and business breeder in a multidisciplinary segment across building relationships and road planning of high-tech business ventures and identifying and devising a credible operational strategy.
He has extensive Board experience across various countries such as Switzerland, UK, Germany and Italy. He is also responsible for many transactions in multiple domains, namely resources (energy and mining), pattern recognition, advanced materials and technology both in sensors and wearable across Australasian, African, Asia Pacific territories and the USA.
Dr Luca Sorbella is associated with Greatcell Solar group since 2009 and presently hold a position as Executive Sales and Marketing Manager.
He holds a Master of Arts (MA) in business organisation and management from Tor Vergata University, Rome.
He has also been an adjunct Professor at Tor Vergata University in 2004 while pursuing his PhD in industrial management from Tor Vergata University in Rome between 2005-2008.
Professor Dai Songyuan is presently the professor at North China Electric Power University in the division of School of Renewable Energy. It is worth mentioning that in 2007 he also received the Youth Science and Technology award in Anhui Province and 2013 China Photovoltaic Prize award by China Renewable Energy Society.
He was also a member of the Council of Chinese Renewable Energy Society and IOC member of IPS. During 2006 to 2018, he also functioned as the Chief Scientist in the MOST, China.
Dr Hongxia Wang has over 17 years of extensive experience in research in the area of solar cells generation in sensitized solar cells, CZTS thin-film solar cells and perovskite solar cells. She is also rewarded by the International Solar Energy Society in the "Solar Energy Journal Best Paper Award for 2016" for her work in Photovoltaics.
She is presently the Professor at the Queensland University of Technology. Her team is currently focusing on the advancement of high-performance perovskite solar cells through innovative research to mention few.
Dr Enrico Leonardi has over seven-plus experience working with Greatcell Solar Italia SRL. The work involves ranging from DSSC scaling up, development of PSCs, DSSC & Perovskite panel realisation, call and device encapsulation and development of LED-based simulator.
Dr Enrico is also taking care of technical and project management at EU projects.
Greatcell Energy has a broad range of expertise ranging from lifting seed phase project to ASX listing or becoming one of the top Company's in its field to the eminent doctorates and professor working in the field of Perovskite. The entrepreneur expertise comprising of business execution, marketing and technology know-how is likely to aid the Greatcell future journey of commercialisation. Presence of the Company via its strong management and technology team across countries is expected to benefit the Company in term of global access to technology advancement and tapping opportunity.
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