Radoslav is an energy specialist and the CEO of FUERGY, a tech business that has built its own modular battery system and artificial intelligence-powered software platform for improved energy management. The startup intends to alter how people consume and share electricity, so hastening the transition to energy decentralization with a high proportion of renewables.
Penny Bauder from Authority Magazine had the pleasure of interviewing Radoslav Stompf as part of her series on what we must do to excite the future generation about sustainability and the environment.
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this with us! Our readers would want to learn more about you. Can you tell us about your childhood?
I was a nerd from a young age, always drawn to computers and not only for gaming. My parents purchased the first 8-bit Atari ZX spectrum computer in the late 1980s. On it, I attempted to write some rudimentary programs as well as my own games. Those were my humble beginnings.
Was there an “aha moment” or a specific trigger that inspired you to pursue a career as a scientist or environmental leader? Could you tell us about it?
The “aha moment” occurred to me the day we launched FUERGY, in my opinion. Prior to that day, it was all about discussing our vision for the future of energy and figuring out how to adapt the energy optimization procedures that I was employing for large corporations to smaller businesses. Because I think that everyone ought to have access to clean, affordable energy. We gradually built a linked ecosystem in which every consumer, renewable energy source, and energy storage is an active player. We formed FUERGY, and I understood we were embarking on a project that had the potential to transform the energy sector as we know it. Now I’m feeling a lot of pressure to make our idea a reality.
Is there a lesson in your personal life that you can use to motivate a young person to become an environmental leader?
Be active from an early age. If you are young and have some spare time, make the most of it. I’m not suggesting you should stop having fun entirely, but you may attempt to devote some of it to a worthy cause. As in volunteering. Feel what it’s like to do something wonderful for a community. Working on a project that has the potential to revolutionise and enhance the way we create and utilise energy is extremely rewarding, in my opinion. I can see the results of my efforts, and there is nothing more fulfilling than knowing that you are helping to make the world a better place to live, even for future generations.
Can you inform our readers about the steps you or your firm are doing to combat climate change or ensure sustainability? Could you provide an example for each?
We created an energy storage system that uses AI-powered software to collect data from renewable energy sources, consumers, external energy systems, and energy suppliers, analyse it, and then decides whether the produced green energy should be consumed, stored, or whether it is better to use the surplus energy from the grid or consume the stored energy from the battery.
Our programme guarantees that energy production and consumption are well-timed, that all resources are utilised to the utmost extent possible, and that no energy is wasted. Users are active grid participants who are compensated, making renewable energy production considerably more financially appealing. People are therefore driven not just to become self-sufficient in energy, but also to save money.
This is a critical juncture in the broad adoption of renewables. Their repayment term was just too long, and they can now even serve as a new cash source for you. Let’s be honest. Offering financial incentives to individuals who are not environmentally sensitive is the most effective strategy to persuade them to switch to renewables.
Can you offer three lifestyle changes that the general people can do to make their lives more sustainable or to assist solve the climate change challenge?
- Purchase fewer items – As we say in our industry, the cleanest type of energy is the one that is never created. Invest your money in high-quality, long-lasting items.
- Share – whether it’s a vehicle, a bike, or even your clothing. We sometimes acquire pricey items that we will not use to their full potential.
- Start creating your own electricity (if possible) – If you’re wondering if now is the time to install PV, the response is “Yes, go for it.” Even if it is more expensive, opt for solar plus storage. It will be well worth it.
Okay, thank you so much. The following is the primary question from our interview: The September 2019 youth-led climate strikes demonstrated an extraordinary level of activity and initiative on behalf of climate change by young people. This was fantastic, but there is still more work to be done. What are the five things that parents, in your opinion, should do to encourage the next generation to become involved in sustainability and the environmental movement? Please provide an example of a narrative for each.
- Set a good example for your child; he or she will imitate your way of life.
- Make them interested – We should constantly encourage them to ask questions and be patient while we explain how things function. Curiosity motivates people to explore and discover new things. You desire to share your expertise when you know something that others don’t. It just takes one step to become a leader.
- Travel the world (if feasible) – By visiting locations, meeting people, and sharing tales, you will become more open and aware. It is always beneficial to observe reality with your own eyes.
- Recycle – Recycling is probably the greatest method to get started being environmentally conscious. It is easy, free, and extremely addicting. Once you start recycling, you simply cannot put your trash in the incorrect bin.
- Spend time outside with your family – The more time you spend in nature, the more you will appreciate it. Plant a seed and see it grow. Allow your children to see the influence they have on nature.
How would you explain how a company may become more lucrative by being more environmentally conscious and sustainable? Can you tell me a tale or give me an example?
Contracts for renewable energy are being signed by companies such as Facebook, Google, and Walmart. Why? Because they go to great lengths to understand their clients. People are more concerned these days. Big corporations generally show us what customers actually want and where the industry is heading.
None of us can accomplish success without some assistance along the way. Is there someone, in particular, you’d like to thank for helping you get to where you are? Can you tell me a story about it?
I met an intriguing individual after graduating from high school — Milan Macko — who gave me my first job. On several PLCs, I began designing control systems (programmable logic controllers). It was an exciting period since he was teaching me a lot about software development and automation, and I was addressing some challenging technological difficulties.
You have a lot of leverage and are doing fantastic things for the globe! What would you instigate if you could inspire a movement that would benefit the biggest number of people? You never know what your concept will spark.
I would love to see some kind of “Stop using” challenge. For example, I would challenge my children to refrain from using electricity for 12 hours and my colleague to refrain from driving for 48 hours. This may serve as a reminder to individuals of the importance of even the most little aspects of our lives.
Do you have a favourite saying about life lessons? Can you tell us about how that applied to you in your own life?
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
-Neale Donald Walsch
Throughout my whole career, I served as an energy specialist who shared my knowledge. My life changed when I became CEO. I had to learn how to offer our products and services, as well as how to bargain and sell. I was completely out of my element, yet I’d never felt more alive.
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