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Jules Stringer studied architecture and has a degree in Mathematics. He has
worked as a software engineer for nearly 45 years and was technical
director of a software house for 20 of those years. He has a strong interest in
electronics, applying this to home automation and IoT projects. He moved
to Devon in 2012 having built a house with high energy efficiency with
solar PV, solar thermal, Air source heat pump and battery storage. He retired
at the beginning of 2017. Since moving he has developed an extensive
home automation system including control of LED lighting, battery
charging and audio, including graphical monitoring of performance. He is
now involved in developing tools for energy assessment for TECs including
the heat flux measurement tool.
He is excited to be involved with Teign Energy Communities, and hopes to use his experience to help increase the accessibility of renewable energy in the local community and to further the educational benefits that come with empowering individuals.
- keeping members informed about TECs’ work
- organising members’ info/discussion sessions and visits.
- liaising with our stakeholders and other groups, organisations and individuals in Teignbridge to spread the community energy message.
- publicising our annual community fund
- dealing with our publicity via the website and in the local media.
I have been involved in TECs from the start and Transition Newton Abbot since 2008.
I’m a keen supporter of Community Energy and Sustainability.
A first for TECs, as I will be the first woman board member!
After graduating he worked for many years at Bicton College as a senior lecturer across many subjects including business management and accounts.
He later emigrated with his family to New Zealand where he worked for one of the larger institutes in a number of roles including programmes and contracts management, and then degree programmes development.
Now back in the UK he’s engaged in the day-to-day management of the family farm, and has supported local sustainable energy use as the Finance Director of a local Community Interest Company.
Fuad has degrees in engineering from Leeds and Sheffield, and gained Chartered Engineer status. He has extensive project and management skills and worked for twenty-five years in the international telecommunications industry, occupying positions as project director, senior consultant and chief engineer. Since retirement he has enthusiastically promoted sustainable energy projects and the Transition Towns movement.