This is the second interview in a series "Who are we at InnoVentum?" of informal conversations with the InnoVentum Team members. Check out the first interview with Jacky Parkhouse here.
Today our focus is on Julien Daligault – one of the long-standing InnoVentum team members who joined us in the early days. He knows everything that there is to know about small wind turbines and hybrid wind-solar installations! Julien, together with Lucas, organised and carried out multiple installations in Sweden and abroad (including the all-important COP22 carports!), he is always creative and often finds solutions that are outside the box. Julien has a lovely sense of humour and keeps the spirits in the team high even when the times are challenging.
Below you will find my interview with Julien.
Ala Kazlova (AK): Tell us a little bit about yourself – what is your background, family history, education, travels, interests in life – please make a small introduction.
Julien Daligault (JD): Born in France in 82, I spent my first 18 years in the city close to Versailles. After the A-level diploma, I moved to Rennes (Brittany) for 2 years and Swansea (Wales) also for 2 years to finally get a B.Eng in Mechanical Product Design. After 4 years of university, I was accepted to do an internship at UNIDO in Vienna for almost a year. While dealing with various projects related to the lack of energy access in the developing countries, I decided to focus my career on the renewable energy industry. This led me to do a Master in Sustainable Energy Engineering at KTH, Stockholm. For the master thesis, I decided to get out of Europe and ended up spending one year in Hangzhou at the UN branch promoting small hydropower. China was treating me so well that I decided to stay and found the opportunity to do a V.I.E in Shanghai for 2 years for a French company manufacturing parts for megawatt wind turbines and one more year in Yangzhou as a consultant for small wind turbines.
I am married and I have 2 daughters: Chloé and Noémie.