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About Us

Green Switch Australia is one of the Green Switch companies operating in the delivery of environmentally friendly energy solutions
 

With over 20 years’ experience of working in the renewable energies industry in the UK, Europe, Africa and Australia. Green Switch is a provider of both renewable energy and energy storage solutions. Green Switch has a proven track record in providing solar PV installations to all segments of the market including utility scale,large scale commercial, industrial, agricultural and domestic markets. Green Switch helps organisations and customers to reduce their energy costs using innovative solutions such as efficient PV modules, tracking systems and energy storage. Our team have significant experience in developing, building, owning / funding and operating renewable energy projects. The leadership of Green Switch have been involved in over 800 projects and delivered over 1.5 GW of solar renewables in the last 6 years with an investment value in excess of $4 billion.

Green Switch Award for Renewable Engineering

Green Switch Australia is proud support Deakin University and their students through the Green Switch Award for Renewable Engineering. Awarded for the first time in 2018, the Green Switch Award for Renewable Engineering provides generous financial support for the innovators of tomorrow, read more.

Meet The Team

James Lee – Chairman and Managing Director

Prior to establishing Green Switch Australia, James founded Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd (based in the UK) in 2010 and was a Managing Director until March 2014. During his time at Lightsource, the business grew to become Europe’s largest solar PV developer and operator, and a world leader in pioneering solar projects. Lightsource now operates more than 1GW of solar projects and invested over AUS$3.5 billion. As the Managing Director of Green Switch Australia, James gives the company strategic direction and expertise with regards to all its operations, general and financial management. James has a Bachelor of Building and a Bachelor of Planning and Design from the University of Melbourne and has worked in the fields of Construction, Property Development and Renewable Energy for over 25 years.

Markus Wierenga - Director

Markus set up the UK arm of Green Switch in 2010 after moving in to the UK from Spain where he had been involved in the solar industry for many years. Green Switch have completed over 60 large scale solar sites. Green Switch have successfully developed a large number of solar projects and provided Operations and Maintenance services for over 150MW of projects, in the UK. Previously Markus had been involved in the electronic recycling industry, which became the world’s third largest company in its industry. In 2000, the company was sold to a US based venture capital company. Today, Markus seeks to expand Green Switch worldwide and is responsible for dealing with all external matters, building partnerships and broader business relationships.

Symon Grasby – Commercial Director

Symon is the Commercial Director at Green Switch Australia and based in Melbourne. He is managing the creation of a number of investment / commercial enterprises under the Green Switch umbrella in Australia. Symon provides ongoing input in to the GSA utility scale pipeline in areas such as management of legal advisors, preparation of legal / corporate documents and processes. Previously Symon has held senior management roles and Director roles at Pennon Group a FTSE 250 company in the UK and at Pennon subsidiary, Viridor a leading waste management and recycling company. Whilst at Viridor Symon was responsible for several key strategic projects including the AUD $300m Dunbar Energy from Waste Plant and local government waste and recycling contracts worth more than AUD $5 billion. Symon has a Batchelor of Science degree in Mineral Estate Management.

Sam Atkins – Investment Director

Sam has a long and successful history working in property, banking and investment. Sam is the Managing Director of an owner’s corporation management business (Bluestone OCM) and is involved with various investment opportunities. Sam holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Monash University, a grad dip in Property from RMIT and completed a Corporate Finance programme at the London Business School. At Green Switch Australia, Sam is responsible for overseeing the project finance options and setting out the project finance strategy, supported by the Board. Sam is based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Contact Details

Green Switch Australia Pty Ltd

Please send an email, providing your contact details and a summary of your enquiry. We will get back to you as soon as we can
Email: info@greenswitchaustralia.com.au
Alternatively, you can call us on: 03 9014 9836

If you prefer, please feel free to write to us at:
Green Switch Australia
PO BOX 912, ALBURY NSW 2640

Green Switch Australia Pty Ltd
ACN 608185628
ABN 32608185628
Office
594 David Street, Albury, New South Wales, Australia, NSW 2640