About Us

RayGen Resources Pty Ltd is a solar technology business with world leading capability in the new generation of solar power.

RayGen’s mission is to deliver the most commercially attractive solar energy solution for renewable customers everywhere.

With this in mind, the RayGen team led by Dr John Lasich conceived the design for its signature, ground-breaking product, PV Ultra, the only tower-mounted concentrated photovoltaic technology available. In addition to generating the most efficient and cost-effective solar electricity, PV Ultra also delivers the lowest cost renewable heat.

Seven years after its inception, RayGen now employs 30 staff across engineering, manufacturing and sales roles to become one of the largest renewable energy manufacturers in Australia. RayGen has received various awards for its innovations in the field of solar energy, including:

  • World Record for solar system efficiency of 40.4%, achieved with UNSW and accredited by NREL
  • Gold Prize for the International Cleantech Cluster Awards, 2015
  • Victorian Governor’s Export Award, 2015

The RayGen solar power system has already been deployed in two 200kW pilot systems and a third site will be commissioned by Q1 2018.

RayGen also has a 25MW p.a. manufacturing facility in Blackburn, Victoria (commissioned Q1 2018, currently 8MW p.a.), and an exciting future pipeline that will see the technology rolled out at industrial facilities around the world.

Organisation Profiles

Jorn Hammer

Chief Executive Officer
  • Led global commercial turnaround of Vestas Wind, resulting in global order intake moving from $3b to $6b
  • 15 years experience in senior executive roles with Vestas Wind – world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer
  • Led turnaround of Vestas’ India business, restoring Vestas to a leading position in that market

 

Dr. John Lasich

Chief Technology Officer
  • 30 years’ experience in the solar sector including designing, building and operating eight utility scale, high efficiency photovoltaic power stations
  • Co-founded Solar Systems in 1990; recognised as a world expert in Concentrated Photovoltaic technology

 

 

Richard Payne

Chief Operating Officer
  • Deep background in developing and commercialising new energy technologies, including fuel cells and solar
  • Established and integrated international value chains for market-leading energy technologies in Australia, Europe and Asia

 

 

Brendt Henricus

Finance Director
  • Deep experience in financial and risk management, compliance and contract negotiation
  • Led finance teams in publicly listed (ASX) and private companies across a variety of sectors in diverse markets, including Australia, Middle East & North Africa, South Africa, Asia and UK

 

 

Will Mosley

Head Of Sales
  • Specialised in strategy, transformation and cost reduction at McKinsey and Company 
  • Worked with senior executives across the energy industry (power gentailers, mining, oil & gas majors and industrial energy users)

 

 

 

 

Alexa Thompson

Head of Strategy
  • Delivered strategic and operational projects at McKinsey and Company, working with top teams of private and public sector organisations in Australia and New Zealand
  • Specialised in strategy, regulatory strategy and transformation in energy, finance and public sectors