About Us

Renovagen is a UK technology business specialising in innovative clean-tech solutions for the rapidly changing global energy marketplace. Our mission is to address some of the greatest challenges of global energy consumption by inventing, developing and deploying revolutionary new concepts in renewable energy systems.

By leveraging the major disruptive scientific and economic trends in clean technology in new ways, we can make energy more available, more affordable, more secure and more sustainable for millions of people around the world, and even save lives in the process.

Our first product, the Rapid Roll “T” system takes portable solar power to the next level of capability and mobility. By unrolling a solar field (up to 16kWp) from a small trailer, a commercial-scale off-grid solar power system can be deployed faster than ever before, enabling self-sufficient power to be deployed easily in remote locations.

Team

John Hingley

Founder & CEO

John Hingley graduated from Cambridge University with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering. He subsequently built a career in business and technical sales roles, most recently in a position as Sales Director at California-based startup DeviceAnywhere, ...
John Hingley graduated from Cambridge University with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering. He subsequently built a career in business and technical sales roles, most recently in a position as Sales Director at California-based startup DeviceAnywhere, where he helped grow the European business prior to their acquisition. Having taken a career break for 10 months to travel in 20 countries throughout Asia, Pacific and South America, John returned to the UK with fresh and globally-relevant business ideas and founded Renovagen Ltd at the end of 2012. In addition to travel, he enjoys scuba diving, playing squash, golf, skiing, hiking and occasional mountaineering. Close
Read more

Daniel Chilvers

R&D Manager

Dan was previously Technical Manager for an International Siren System Manufacturer, where he designed custom portable siren systems made for rapid deployment and reliability, for oil & gas and government markets. In addition Dan has experience as ...
Dan was previously Technical Manager for an International Siren System Manufacturer, where he designed custom portable siren systems made for rapid deployment and reliability, for oil & gas and government markets. In addition Dan has experience as a fixed Solar PV repair contractor – in this role he gained experience with many of the problems, quality and maintenance issues which can occur in Solar PV deployments. He moved from this role to assist Renovagen with the early-stage prototyping and following on from this success, now works full-time on our R&D activities. Dan has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Close
Read more

Raymond Jeram

Fabrication Manager

Ray is an experienced fabrication, equipment fitting and vehicle builder professional, having spent over 20 years in the engineering industry. Ray previously ran an agricultural equipment manufacturing business in Zimbabwe and more recently worked in the UK ...
Ray is an experienced fabrication, equipment fitting and vehicle builder professional, having spent over 20 years in the engineering industry. Ray previously ran an agricultural equipment manufacturing business in Zimbabwe and more recently worked in the UK rail coach refurbishment industry. Ray brings practical engineering knowledge to the team and helps us to create robust and manufacturable designs. Close
Read more

Andrew Slater

Project Engineer

Andrew is a graduate engineer with a BEng in Aerospace Engineering from Kingston University and an MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from Cranfield University. He has previous industrial experience in automotive and aerospace sectors.
Andrew is a graduate engineer with a BEng in Aerospace Engineering from Kingston University and an MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from Cranfield University. He has previous industrial experience in automotive and aerospace sectors. Close
Read more

Luis Madeira

Design and Compliance Engineer

Luis is an experienced mechanical and industrial engineer in a number of industries, most recently in Renewable Energy. He has responsibility for much of our detailed design work and for compliance with international standards and safety ...
Luis is an experienced mechanical and industrial engineer in a number of industries, most recently in Renewable Energy. He has responsibility for much of our detailed design work and for compliance with international standards and safety requirements. Luis has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal and Postgraduate Renewable Energy, TÜV Rheinland, Lisbon. Close
Read more

Colin Miller

Head of Business Development

Following a career in the Royal Air Force as a helicopter pilot and squadron commander (OC 33 Squadron), Colin has additional experience working for QinetiQ and Ferranti Technologies in Business Development and operating as an independent consultant ...
Following a career in the Royal Air Force as a helicopter pilot and squadron commander (OC 33 Squadron), Colin has additional experience working for QinetiQ and Ferranti Technologies in Business Development and operating as an independent consultant for bids to major defence procurement programmes. Close
Read more

Advisory Board

Mark Woodall

Chairman of Advisory Board

As a serial entrepreneur, Mark Woodall founded and led two of the leading independent investment management and advisory companies for energy and the environment in the UK; Impax Capital, which was established in 1993 and became the ...
As a serial entrepreneur, Mark Woodall founded and led two of the leading independent investment management and advisory companies for energy and the environment in the UK; Impax Capital, which was established in 1993 and became the UK’s first Green Investment Bank, and then in 2002 Climate Change Capital, growing the latter to become the leading independent investment management company for the low carbon economy. He has initiated, completed or overseen the establishment of multiple funds and the structuring and financing of dozens of new energy and environmental transactions, with a value of over $4 billion. Over the last twenty years, Mark has been actively engaged in the development and implementation of public policy and finance to help deliver the low carbon economy and has been an active investor and non-executive director of more than a dozen companies in the clean tech sector. Mark has an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management and was an Officer in the British Army. Close
Read more

Gen Sir Mike Jackson

Member of Advisory Board

General Sir Mike Jackson GCB CBE DSO is one of the British Army’s highest-profile generals since the Second World War. He served as Chief of the General Staff (CGS) from 2003-06, after four decades in ...
General Sir Mike Jackson GCB CBE DSO is one of the British Army’s highest-profile generals since the Second World War. He served as Chief of the General Staff (CGS) from 2003-06, after four decades in the British Army. He previously served as Commander in Chief Land Command (from 2000), Commander Kosovo Force (in 1999), Commander ACE Rapid Reaction Corps (from 1997) and Director General Development and Doctrine at the MoD. Close
Read more

Brendan Ryan

Member of Advisory Board

A senior executive with over 24 years of experience in the study, acquisition, development & operation of assets within the natural resources sector. Brendan’s unique blend of operations, technical and commercial experience has resulted in a deep ...
A senior executive with over 24 years of experience in the study, acquisition, development & operation of assets within the natural resources sector. Brendan’s unique blend of operations, technical and commercial experience has resulted in a deep and broad understanding of the mining industry value chain. A demonstrated track record of successful delivery, has resulted in progressively more senior roles with expanding accountability. Brendan was previously Global Head of Business Evaluation at Rio Tinto, the most recent of a number of executive roles at Rio Tinto since 2002. Brendan has also held roles as Chairman of the Salt Lake Chamber Energy Committee and sat on the Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development Energy Task Force Committee. Brendan holds an MBA from University of Oxford – Said Business School and a BEng in Mining Engineering from University of Queensland. Close
Read more

David Jones

Member of Advisory Board

David Jones, CEO of Disaster Reduction and Response NGO Rescue Global is an expert advisor to Government, Private Sector, NGOs, Military & Academia in Disaster Risk Reduction & Response (DRR&R) and related Innovation, Equalities, Sustainability, Multi-Agency & Multi-National ...
David Jones, CEO of Disaster Reduction and Response NGO Rescue Global is an expert advisor to Government, Private Sector, NGOs, Military & Academia in Disaster Risk Reduction & Response (DRR&R) and related Innovation, Equalities, Sustainability, Multi-Agency & Multi-National operations and conflict resolution. Rescue Global is a UK registered charity, a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit and an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO). Their mission is: To Save Life. They do this by empowering decision makers at the nation-state level working in the Disaster Risk Reduction and Response (DRR&R) environment. They also conduct liaison, mentoring and disaster reconnaissance missions during the critical response phase, deploying to disasters worldwide, utilising the knowledge, skills and attributes of their predominantly military, emergency services and public sector veteran personnel. Close
Read more

Kostas Nikolopoulos

Member of Advisory Board

As an experienced Clean Tech investor, Kostas provides valuable advice on fundraising, business models, finance issues and corporate governance/building advisory team. He acted as a mentor under the MassChallenge programme and continues to support us ...
As an experienced Clean Tech investor, Kostas provides valuable advice on fundraising, business models, finance issues and corporate governance/building advisory team. He acted as a mentor under the MassChallenge programme and continues to support us after the programme due to his strong interest and enthusiasm for our business. Kostas is a leading Energy & Infrastructure investor with more than 12 years of experience in Emerging Markets, PE, Origination and Principal investments across the capital structure in Europe, MENA, Asia and the US. Has held key positions within leading franchises of the broader Green Economy and has worked across most asset classes (Renewable Energy infrastructure, Clean Tech, Carbon / Commodities, Energy Efficiency). A trained corporate finance lawyer and a project financier, he has lived in the US, Europe, Asia and the ME Close
Read more

Vacancies

We currently have no vacancies available, please check back soon