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The Founder

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ZettaJoule was founded by Dewald le Grange in 2012 as a start-up company in the renewable energy space.

In 1982 he graduated as an Electronic Engineer from the University of Pretoria. His early years were spent as an Instrumentation Engineer, where after he advanced to automated process control in the late eighties.

He then went on to receive his MBA degree from the University of Stellenbosch Business School in 1992 and became an Entrepreneur in 1993. During the period 1993 to 2014, he was involved in Information Technology on several levels. He developed short term insurance management software systems (1994) and started exporting Pension Management software solutions to Africa (since 2005).

In January 2011, he started reading for his Masters degree in Renewable and Sustainable energies. He concluded his studies. The results on his final assignment are still pending.

In 2012 he founded ZettaJoule Sustainable Solutions which focuses on the engineering and consulting of Renewable energy solutions.

Following his M-Assignment which focused on emerging technologies in the form of Smart Inverters and advanced Lithium Ion Phosphate ( LiFePO4) storage solutions, it became clear that Energy Storage needed to be a key strategic focus point. Energy Storage is envisaged to play a major part in the renewable energy space by 2018.

ZettaJoule Energy Storage Pty Ltd was founded later in 2012. It focuses on bringing advanced storage solutions to South Africa from which Storage solutions between 1 kWh and 10 MWh can be built.

During the period 2011 to 2014, he had attended several International Exhibitions, Summits on Energy Storage, and workshops, presented by the EU for African counties ( AFRETEP) on rural electrification.


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