Western Australian manufacturer of back-up power equipment, Magellan Power recently celebrated the completion of a collaborated PhD project with Curtin University student Mojtaba Saleh.
Completed by Saleh and supervised by Magellan Power’s Chief Technical Officer Lindsay Meek, the PhD project saw Magellan Power create an industry leading sky imaging product called the ’Sky Eye’. The Sky Eye can ‘see’ incoming weather and then mitigate the effect of passing clouds on solar generation.
Masoud Abshar (Managing Director, Magellan Power) said this was a fantastic example of what can be achieved when industry and universities work together. “This is real research and development. We take an idea to the university and turn it into a real product, with a real commercial outcome for Magellan, while growing Australian know-how and creating smart jobs.”
“Unfortunately, many people have given up on Australian manufacturing, because they believe it’s hard, it’s expensive, and it’s easier to just import a product from Germany, the US or China. But the reality is that we have very capable people here and a wealth of knowledge in our universities. All it takes is the will to collaborate with them.”
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