the story of Rudi Mattheus & Electragam

FROM TAX EXPERT TO
INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEUR

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MEET THE INSPIRER

Rudi is a tax expert from Haaltert,  a small town in Belgium. A curious man, passionate about his businesses, always open for a challenge.Not afraid to start  -  at 50 something - an executive master 'Personal Financial Planning' at the highest ranked business school in the country and taking the ticket Magna Cum Laude.  

PASSAGE TO INDIA

On a business trip to New Delhi Rudi gets shocked by thenumerous black outs in the city. The sun is abundant yet nobody seems to invest in solar panels to harvest renewable energy.

THE LIGHT IN THE SKY

New Delhi's unstable power supply keeps Rudi busy on the plane home. He sees a light. The light? What if every house in New Delhi were to put solar panels on the roof? What if these were connected to a battery enabling solar energy production and storage during daytime and consumption at night without black outs?Rudi calls his business partner in India who finds the idea not aligned with the local situation. If it weren't for a quote of Sir David Attenborough, this would have been end of story.

Sir David Attenborough

A NEW PATH

Inspired by the thoughts of Sir Attenborough, the drive of Elon Musk, the approaching climat agreement and the increasing problems with - the so far indispensable - nuclear plants in Belgium, Rudi re-thinks his idea.

He starts reading studies, documents and reports on storage of renewable energy, turning into an innovative eco-preneur. Together with his son, Sam, he leaves for India again, and unfolds a plan for the development of an energy storage system, conceived for the European market. A battery which cannot only serve as back up in case of black outs but also come as a support to the grid and is ready to sell energy, once the market will be open. This time, everyone sees a future. Sam, Rudi and Amit found Electragam.  

GETTING THINGS DONE

Rudi knows exactly who he needs to make it work. Georges Fontaine, a client, is a passionate engineer with years of experience in climat matters. A genuine inventor who thinks, re-thinks, builds, tries, and starts all over again until he gets it right.Together with Michel and Alain, two highly skilled programmers, the team forges in George's work shop in Wallonia on the first VOLTWinWin energy storage system.

YES!

Four years after the epiphany on the flight from New Delhi to Brussels, the VOLT2000 is a fact. 
The third prototype is operational, the housing has been designed. Tests are organised and the team is working on a proof of concept. All the eco-preneur and the inventor dream of now, is finding a suited manufacturer and a sales company to take the VOLTWinWin storage system to the market.

INTERESTED?

Get in touch with Rudi Mattheus:
+32 (0)53 89 35 00
rudi.mattheus@electragam.com