About Us

GreenerTek is an emerging EPC company delivering renewable solar and battery projects of scale with renewable hydrogen projects both in development and at early stages of project delivery. Having grown from the ground up GreenerTek is agile unlike monolithic dated electrical contracting firms, we are able to deliver microgrid scale installations within minimal time frames, safely, on budget and with world class workmanship.

Rob Hanson

Managing Director – GreenerTek PTY LTD
Delivery of mid-scale Solar installation supporting hydrogen projects.

  • Micro grid installation supporting commercial & industry
  • Large scale Stand-alone battery systems

Director of Renewable Energy- Oakajee Energy Pty Ltd
BOO developer of GW-scale renewable energy “green” hydrogen and ammonia projects > 14 GW wind-solar, > 9 GW electrolysis for hydrogen/ammonia export

2014-current, Managing Director, GreenerTek Pty Ltd T/As Midwest Solar Power and Northwest Solar Power

Biography

Rob formed GreenerTek in 2014 and traded as Midwest Solar Power, primarily focusing on installation of grid connect solar for the rural – farming sector but quickly found opportunity to service stations in Standalone power systems for Homesteads and enterprise. Rob built at team that become renowned for their depth of knowledge on standalone Lithium batterie systems, diesel generators and control systems and eventually moved throughout the Pilbara and Kimberlie regions under the name Northwest Solar Power. Superior knowledge and quality workmanship delivered by teams of tradesman see MWSP & NWSP supplying turnkey packages to remote tourism Resorts, hotels, islands, towns, aquariums, and private mansions.

Robs current focus now evolving GreenerTek into an emerging EPC company delivering renewable solar and battery projects of scale with renewable hydrogen projects both in development and at early stages of project delivery. Having grown from the ground up GreenerTek is agile unlike monolithic dated electrical contracting firms, we are able to deliver microgrid scale installations within minimal time frames, safely, on budget and with world class workmanship.

Key Projects in Progress

Rottnest Hydrogen Pty Ltd

Solar-hydrogen generation, refuelling station, FCE Bus Fleet

The landing Resort, Port Hedland

1MW of grid connected PV to offset the daytime running consumption of the 400-room resort.

Glynn Ellis

Glynn Ellis

Thales New Energy Pty Ltd
BOO developer of GW-scale renewable energy “green” hydrogen and ammonia projects and consultancy services, and delivery of mid-scale hydrogen projects for commercial, industry and cities.

New Energy Technology Pty Ltd
(Small) green technology VC fund – technical advisor

Biography
Passport Australian & UK
Address Perth, Australia and Ovronnaz, Switzerland
Languages English (fluent), French (good)
Qualifications Phd Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, 1996
MSc Curtin University, Australia, 1990
BSc (Hons. 1st Class), University Western Australia, Australia, 1987
Executive Business Leadership: Cambridge University, Oxford University, Rice University
Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies, Post-Grad Certificate, Stanford University 2017

Glynn held multiple senior roles throughout a 21 year career with Shell International; most recently with Shell Corporate Strategy developing Shell’s New Energies Strategy, and subsequently leading Shell Australia’s New Energy Strategy development and project delivery.

Glynn’s personal driver is to enable the transition to renewable energy and green fuel systems at all scales, to help partners assess the options and strategies available to them in adopting renewable energy systems, green transport fuels (EV, H2), how to best structure integration to maximise value (cheaper clean energy to consumers), develop integrated transition roadmaps, open up new business opportunities, enabling skills and technologies development.

Glynn has strong interest in enabling commercially efficient delivery of renewable energy, such as VPP-DERMS connected distributed renewable energy systems across communities and cities, to unlock excess energy for new business opportunities (e.g. EV charging, hydrogen). Glynn provides clients and partners with clear options, backed by trusted data and assessment that enable them to take decisions and actions that best fit with their strategic objectives.

Glynn’s experience, professional network and linkage to large-scale projects provides an important platform for new technologies under development to access supporting finance, management and business opportunities to progress to commercial success.

Key Projects in Progress

Oakajee Energy Pty Ltd
> 14 GW wind-solar, > 9 GW electrolysis for hydrogen/ammonia export

Rottnest Hydrogen Pty Ltd
Solar-hydrogen generation, refueling station, FCE Bus Fleet

Samalaju Green Energy Hub (Malaysia)
1.3 GW hydrogen/ammonia export project

Other projects being progressed in south Western Australia, Mauritania, Morocco, Egypt …

Experience
  • Over 28 years international experience in business development and energy systems
  • Experienced Senior Executive with broad business insight and transition management
  • Senior governance experience having worked with corporate boards, executive committee, country governments/ministers and external partners/JVs
  • Management and Technical professional with history of delivering successful project teams and new ventures from start-up
  • Corporate strategy and commercial delivery

2020-current, Director, MidWest Solar and NorthWest Solar Pty Ltd
commercial-utility scale solar-battery-microgrid systems delivery

2020 Manager Hydrogen Project Delivery, Fortescue Metals Groups
responsible for developing and delivery of GW-scale renewable energy sourced Green Hydrogen projects for liquid hydrogen/ammonia export to international markets – left Fortescue to focus on own companies.

2017-current, Founder, Managing Director, Thales New Energy Pty Ltd
RE-H2 business development/delivery company providing BOO, EPC delivery, and asset management. Projects include MW-scale off-grid RE hydrogen, refuelling, bus fleet and hydrogen fuel cell power (Australia); GW-scale renewable energy hydrogen export projects in Australia, Asia, Africa
TNE also provides RE-H2 consultancy on technical, commercial and corporate strategy to industry, WA govt, WA regional cities and communities to assist in developing options to increase adoption of new energy systems, green fuels and new business models.

2015-2017, Manager Business Development, Shell Australia, New Energies Strategy
Developed Shell New Energy Portfolio for Australian and Asia delivering systems and businesses at utility scale (> 550 MW solar, wind, battery, hydrogen fuel cell, integrated supply chains) through to VPP-enabled distributed energy systems.

2014-2017, Corporate New Energies Strategy, Shell International
Developed world energy scenarios and strategy (urbanization, energy networks, energy resilience, renewable energy systems). Developed business models that resulted in formation note for the New Energies Line-of-Business directorate.

1995 to 2015, Shell International, Multiple Roles
New Business Development, Exploration Management and General Management roles, leading and managing large integrated teams, project management ($10’s mln to $1 bln..), new country strategy and entry, multiple country operations (policy, regulation, political, HSE), joint venture management, government relations.

Skills
  • Corporate strategy assessment/development/portfolio
    • Board level engagement
    • Transition roadmaps
    • Developed country and company strategies for market access, portfolio build and derisking
  • Business Models Development
    • New Venture start-up
    • Commercial structures
    • Risks and Opportunities
    • Organisational structure
    • Finance options
    • Stakeholder assessment – incl. community, political, NGO’s
  • Full Lifecycle Economic assessment
    • Scenario modelling
  • Commercial
    • Market access, energy contracts (PPA, renewable energy, hydrogen, ammonia, oil, gas, land)
    • Joint Venture agreements and management
  • Technical Skills
    • Detailed energy analysis : assessment of energy generation options: SAM, Helioscope modelling expertise – build/run technical models for Renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass, hydro, run-of-river….), integrated Energy storage (e.g. batteries, hydrogen electrolysis to fuel cell, pumped hydro, kinetic flywheel, capacitor…)
    • Oil/gas expertise
  • Energy Network Access Arrangements and options
    • Conventional transmission/distribution networks
    • Alternative – e.g. stand-alone vs. embedded microgrid
    • Assess grid constraints, connection methodologies, mechanisms and timelines to connect
  • Energy Systems integration – Energy Managements Systems
    • Virtual Power Plant (VPP) – i.e. aggregations of small scale DER (e.g. residential, commercial solar+storage systems)
    • Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS)
    • EV network – Hydrogen systems integration
  • Partnership Management
    Corporate JV’s, Government, supply chain, EPC
  • Excellent network and access to other industry professionals and SME’s