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Introducing Mitra Ardron PDF Print E-mail

Hi, and welcome to my website - a place where I've collected writings both current and past.

I work at the interfaces of Sustainability, Community and Technology.

I'm passionate about sustainability at scale; about taking solutions to those less able to afford it; and in particular in developing countries. Currently that means supporting Innovators working in, and for, developing countries through Natural Innovation .org.

In the past that has included building a solar company that pioneered large scale community purchasing in Australia, and co-founding the Association for Progressive Communications.

Lumeter Networks PDF Print E-mail

I am CEO and co-founder of Lumeter Networks.

Lumeter has developed a series of pre-paid electricity meters that we are supplying to renewable energy companies so that they can better server rural off-grid villages in developing countries.



Natural Innovation .org PDF Print E-mail

NOTE: Natural Innovation is on indefinite hold as I devote all my time to Lumeter Networks.

I am the Executive Director of Natural Innovation .org

Natural Innovation works to support & mentor innovator in, or focused on, developing countries. To help them get their idea completed, and scalably distributed.

I started this because of the critical need for business advise and access to finance for those, who typically self-identify as engineers or inventors rather than entrepreneurs and are working on the technology aspects of solving critical problems for the bottom billion.

Blog PDF Print E-mail

I write an occasional blog about topics that I find interesting. Including: Clean Tech; Renewables; Climate change; etc - Most of my briefer and newer writing takes place there.


Contact information for Mitra Ardron PDF Print E-mail

As of 18th Dec 2013 I'm back in the US with no upcoming travel plans.

  • +1-510-423-1767

The easiest way to reach me is almost always email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Since I travel a lot I use a local phone number in most countries, so I have quite a few phone numbers.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013 15:00
Projects PDF Print E-mail

While I'm more than 100% committed to Lumeter Networks, there are always a few things, especially previous projects, that I keep connected to or offer advise to.

These include advising Urban Ecological Systems, who I helped raise several million to build possibly the first commercially viable aquaponics facility.

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