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Nic Speed
Managing Director

Nic co-founded the business in 1989 to give expression to his passion for sustainable energy and concern about the environment.
He has guided development of the organization to it's present stage of being a small but innovative business serving many satisfied customers throughout North Queensland and beyond.

Technical Director
BSc, AACS, Affil IE Aust

Max has been the Technical Director of Planetary Power since he co-founded the business with Nic Speed in 1989. His work involves the technical design, systems design and project management of remote area and renewable energy power supply systems.

He is also involved in the development of export markets and in providing advice and support to Planetary Power's many customers.
His current interests include foreign travel; his local community; listening to classical music; the Rush Track project & his donkey Juanita; throwing the javelin to keep fit and enjoying the peace and seclusion of his rustic cottage set amongst bush land at Walsh River.


Norbert Liebrich
Senior Installer

Norbert Liebrich has been associated with Planetary Power since it started operating in 1989 and has held the position of Senior Installer since 1996.
His experience has covered assessment, design, installation and maintenance of many RAPS systems involving PV, micro-hydro and wind.

He has been responsible for the installation of most of our RAPS systems since 1996
He is our specialist in the area of micro-hydro assessment and installation.
Norbert served his apprenticeship in Kaiserslautern, Germany from 1966 to 1969 obtaining his trade certificate as an Electrical Mechanic.
In 1973 he graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Technische Fachhochschule Berlin.
Norbert is married with four sons.


Patrick McHugh
BEng (Hons) Electroacoustics (Salford)
Post Grad. Diploma Energy Studies (Murdoch)

Patrick had many years experience in IT and as an electronics technician before pursuing an interest in renewable energy and becoming part of the technical team at Planetary Power.
In addition to his academic qualifications Patrick has a level III trade certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Warwick TEC (UK).
He is currently completing a masters degree in Renewable Energy at Murdock University.

Chris Peckham - Installer

Chris has been with us since 2006 and is involved in doing the installations of many of our customers. He has also been our main installer in the all telecommunications work we have been doing.

Crystal Stone
Trainee Business Manager

Crystal has been with Planetary Power since 2005 and handles administration and customer reception. She is currently undertaking a Certificate 3 traineeship in Business Administration.
Having lived most of her life in a solar powered home, she has a good understanding of the practical aspects of renewable energy.
Her interests include travelling, horse riding, gardening and reading.




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The Team