Gareth Brown is CEO and co-founder of Clir Renewables, a renewable energy AI software company. He is an entrepreneur and a chartered engineer with the IMechE. Gareth has over a decade of experience in the industry which spans the life-cycle of renewable energy projects from identification, development, construction, to financing and operation.
In 2005 Gareth started with Scottish renewable energy technical consultancy SgurrEnergy (now Wood) in Glasgow. He brought their operation to Canada, setting up the Vancouver office and leading the expansion across the Americas. Gareth began to notice a trend in the wind industry – most, if not all, wind energy asset owners and operators do not have an accurate view of asset performance.
After parting ways with technical consultancy, Gareth and his co-founder, Jake Gray, launched Clir Renewables at the beginning of 2017, offering an innovative software solution to help asset managers and owners maximize production, and give owners clarity on performance. Gareth believes that utilizing the advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence is an effective way to analyze and optimize wind turbine performance. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, the company opened its European office in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2018, and now supports 5 GW of assets globally.