Jim Foran is founder and CEO of PVStop International Pty Ltd, a company that is pioneering renewable energy and new technology safety.
PVStop is the only solution (globally) that safely isolates the power produced by solar panels. PVStop eliminates the risk of high voltage DC electrocution by acting as a “liquid tarpoulin” shutting down the solar PV system in seconds. This problem poses a significant safety risk recognised by fire and emergency services agencies around the world. In professional terms this risk is known as the “DC Danger Zone” and up until now, there has been no practical solution to this globally recognised problem.
Having built upon the invention conceived by Luke Williams, Jim is responsible for setting the tone of the organisation and the team, establishing goals, innovating, motivating and building trust with all stakeholders to ensure the company achieves its corporate objectives.
Jim has lectured on renewable energy safety in 14 countries and holds qualifications in both business and fire engineering. Jim is passionate about renewable energy and improving firefighter safety, in his own words;
“I get to wake up every day and work in one of the most innovative and rapidly growing industries in the world, making the world a greener place, empowering people to be more self-sufficient and improving firefighter and community safety, it doesn’t get better than this!”