Joe has a commercial and entrepreneurial background. In 2006 Joe set up Joju Solar because he was determined to use his experience and skills to be part of the new Green Economy and play a real part in tackling climate change. Joe has spent many years living, working and travelling in developing countries and has a passion for helping us to move to a greener future. He says: “Joju Solar is part of the future. I set up Joju Solar because I know that companies like ours can make a real difference in helping us move to a clean green Britain.”
Dr Christian Jardine is a founder member of Joju Solar and has been involved with solar PV since 2001 when he ran Oxford University's research into solar energy and microgeneration. He is recognised as one of the UK's foremost experts in the performance of solar PV and is the author of prize-winning papers on the subject, as well as leading publications such as “PV in the UK” and “Power from the People”. Chris says: “Within Joju Solar I am responsible for ensuring the products we use are of the highest available quality, that we are always at the forefront of our industry, and that all staff are trained to deliver excellent quality installations.”
Joe is a graduate of the University of Oxford where he spent time researching “green chemistry” and investigating novel methods of carbon dioxide sequestration, his work on which has been published in a number of academic journals. After graduating and before joining Joju Solar, Joe was responsible for the development and international accreditation of the SolarTile, an innovative building integrated photovoltaic module. In his spare time, Joe makes home brew and dabbles in ceramics.
James studied Engineering with Economics and Industrial Sociology at Cambridge University and is a chartered engineer. After a career in telecoms and broadcasting, he joined Joju Solar in 2009 and now manages a wide range of commercial projects. James has an active (Green) political life and chaired the Climate Change Task Group for the London Borough of Richmond. He has written articles on subjects such as the trading of radio spectrum (not so different from trading carbon). He also contributes to the YouGen website.
Having studied a Masters in Renewable Energy, where he enjoyed assessing various technologies and energy futures as well as looking at policy initiatives, Jon decided to put his knowledge into practice with Joju Solar. Jon has now been working at Joju for over 5 years. ``I have seen first hand how generating your own energy really engages people in energy matters and helps them to reduce their electricity consumption.`` In his spare time, Jon likes to cycle up big hills, get the train to foreign countries and get punished at his local Muay Thai gym.
Ed is a Civil Engineering graduate from the University of Warwick. Whilst studying he developed his interest in sustainability and the effects of the construction industry on the environment. After graduating he quickly started working as a project manager for the solar industry and joins the team having previously worked for another renewable energy company. “I take great pride in working with Joju towards a sustainable, green future,” he says. In Ed's spare time he likes to study French, play guitar, read books, and tend his garden allotment.
Mark is a project manager dealing with the installation and maintenance at Joju. An energy and environmental engineering graduate from sunny Edinburgh in Scotland, Mark has also studied building services and various renewable technologies. With his passion for renewables firmly established he joined Joju for both their ethical outlook on solar PV installation and their experience in the solar industry. “There is no denying that Solar is playing a large part in the world’s energy future. Its scalability means systems can be as small or large as required – a technology truly designed for everyone.” When not managing installations for Joju customers, Mark likes to get creative in the kitchen and as a consequence can be found cycling around London and trying out new foods.
Jolita joined the Joju team in 2015 as a bookkeeper. Originally from Lithuania Jolita studied at Vilnius University Medical Faculty. She then spent 12 years in Ireland working in both dental practices and health clinics. Two years ago moved she moved to London and is now living in the unique Nansen village, a place for international students and their families. Jolita says “Prior to joining Joju I did not have any knowledge of renewable energy but the fantastic and enthusiastic team at Joju have both educated and converted me to the potential of solar and made me a firm believer in clean energy.” In her spare time Jolita loves visiting London’s places of interest, walking in its local parks and reading.
Laura is an Environmental Sciences graduate from the University of Granada, Spain and has a Masters in renewables from the University of Jaen, Spain. She joined Joju in 2014 and has been part of the community team ever since including the award winning social housing team. She now works as Project Manager developing installations with community groups. Laura is passionate about environmental and energy politics and sustainable development. She says “I love working at Joju and how we help people to create a greener future for themselves and their communities.” In her spare time she loves cooking and volunteer conservation work.