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Sparq Systems Inc.

SPARQ Systems has designed the next generation of solid state smart grid enabled photovoltaic micro-inverter technology.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Kingston, ON, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded July 2009
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

SPARQ Systems disruptive technology is based on novel power electronics topology with fewer conversion stages and high-frequency resonant switching, eliminating electrolytic capacitors and allowing for a higher power density at a reduced cost. SPARQ’s software-based approach ensures maximum energy harvesting from photovoltaic solar modules in a very safe and simple way, compatible with smart grid power distribution networks.


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    Praveen Jain
    Founder and Chief Executive

    Dr Jain holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow and the distinct recipient of the William E. Newell Power Electronics Award (IEEE). He is Canada Research Chair in Power Electronics and Director of the Queen's Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research. He has demonstrated experience in successfully transferring technology from university to industry including CHiL Semiconductor.

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    Jan D Dressel
    Managing Director (President)

    Jan Dressel has worked both for international engineering and entrepreneurial companies over the last 25years. He started his career within Siemens a large German conglomerate where he held several key positions in Operational Management and server as Vice President for the Soalr division growing the business to $150M within three years. Recently brought investment from Germany and served as CEO for Sovello in Canada. Jan, a Canadian from Dutch d

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    Haibo Zhang
    VP of Engineering and Manufacturing

    Haibo Zhang has over 25 years industrial experience for bringing power electronics products from the research stage to full-scale manufacturing. He received his BSE degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and his MASc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University.

Previous Investors

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    Parteq Innovations
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    Cistel Technologies
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    Eion Wireless