What’s it all about?
I love this stuff!! Smart grids for the home, community and beyond. I also love when entrepreneurs from a fossil fuel, or ‘dirty’ world see the light and create great cleantech businesses. Never has energy been a bigger topic in the average household. The silver lining in the present energy and inflation crisis is that cleantech solutions make even more financial sense, as well as reducing carbon emissions. I talk to Alex about his business, his technology and the future of the Grid.
About Alex Bazhinov:
An inventor and entrepreneur, Alex is driven by the vision of the energy grid that encompasses the many distributed energy resources. He had the idea for Lumin while tending to his first start up, DreamPower, which he founded at the University of Virginia’s iLab while earning his graduate degree at UVA’s Darden School of Business. Alex hails from Moscow, Russia, where he held senior finance positions in global firms–spending six years at Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest nickel and palladium producer, and as CFO at the global manufacturing conglomerate, Sandvik.
Alex’s passion for a business challenge is aligned with his concern for the planet, having witnessed first-hand the negative impact of fossil fuel production around the world. When not chasing patents, Alex is busy at home with three young children and looks forward to his next sailing trip with his wife and first mates in training.
Lumin® is the pioneer and market leader for responsive load management, adding exceptional value to residential microgrids by balancing home energy supply and demand. Lumin helps homeowners automatically or manually control their personal microgrid and enhance and protect their investment in solar PV and energy storage.
About Hyperion Cleantech Group:
Hyperion Cleantech Group is the holding company for businesses focused exclusively in cleantech talent acquisition, retention, leadership development. working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. We work across EMEA and NORAM, with teams based in the UK, Germany and the US.
Hyperion Executive Search is a retained search firm operating at Board, NED, C-Suite, VP and Heads of… level www.hyperionsearch.com
Fully Charged Recruitment is a contingent recruitment firm operating in the Mid/Senior level. www.fullychargedrecruitment.com
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