Renewable Ready represents a collaborative technology accelerator advancing variable speed, low load diesel generation for improved renewable energy penetration within off-grid and edge-of-grid power systems. The company represents commercial application of the University of Tasmania’s low load diesel research program. The companies activities involve a number of corporate technology partners, partner research institutions and state and federal government stakeholders.

The Renewable Ready advisory board includes:

Professor Michael Negnevitsky


Professor Negnevitsky is Chair Professor in Power Engineering and Computational Intelligence at the University of Tasmania, Australia. His research involves the development and application of intelligent systems in electrical engineering, process control and environmental engineering. He has authored and co-authored over 350 research publications, holds four patents for inventions and has authored two books. Professor Negnevitsky is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

Professor Chem Nayar


Professor Nayar is Emeritus Professor, Curtin University and Managing Director, Regen Power and Radiant Solar. Chem is also the Erudite Scholar at the Division of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). His research involves power electronics applied to hybrid diesel micro-grids and renewable energy systems. He has authored and co-authored over 80 research publications, holds five patents for inventions and has authored two books. Professor Nayar is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

Associate Professor Xiaolin Wang


Associate Professor Wang is an expert within the fields of thermodynamics, engine enthalpy, desalination and utilisation of renewable energy. He is a member of Engineers Australia and the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies. He has previously been the recipient of the Ludwig Mond Prize (2005), Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He is an Associate Editor of Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering and editorial board member for Review of Applied Physics, International Journal of Mechanical Systems Engineering and Heliyon.


Dr James Hamilton


Dr Hamilton completed his PhD in low load diesel application in 2017, delivering a MW scale low load diesel pilot, securing support from the Office of Navy Research Global (US). He has previously held executive and board level position within the Australian renewable energy sector, maintaining a strong interest in off-grid power system technologies and application.