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113: Puerto Rico 1 Yr Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

9/20/2018
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Welcome to Episode 113 of SunCast, Solar Warrior! Today, September 20th is the anniversary of Hurricane Maria's landfall on the US Territory of Puerto Rico. To commemorate it, we are looking at the response to the subsequent and drastic loss of electricity on the island. Millions were left without power, and many continue to this day waiting for PREPA the local power authority to turn the lights back on. For resources from today's episode and more information on how you can support...

Duration:00:37:13

112: SPI 2018 Know Before You Go

9/18/2018
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Welcome to Episode 112 of SunCast, Solar Warrior! SPI is back in California, and back at the Anaheim Convention Center. Listen in to gain pro tips and insight to optimize your time and impact at the USA's largest solar trade show. For resources from today's episode and more information on how you can support Suncast, head over to www.mysuncast.com/suncast-episodes to the blog. (the direct URL is ...episodes/112) Join the Tribe? Check out Episode 86, in which I explain how YOU can become...

Duration:00:42:52

111: Gridvolution, Tom Tansy of SunSpec Alliance

9/13/2018
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Welcome to Episode 111 of SunCast, Solar Warrior! Tom Tansy is Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance where he leads the distributed energy industry's efforts to establish data and communication standards that enable seamless integration of solar PV and storage into the Smart Grid. For resources from today's episode and more information on how you can support Suncast, head over to www.mysuncast.com/suncast-episodes to the blog. (the direct URL is ...episodes/111) Join the Tribe? Check out...

Duration:00:48:17

110 - Jenya Meydbray (Pt 2) Funding & Selling a Solar Startup

9/11/2018
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Welcome to Episode 110 of SunCast, Solar Warrior! Today we're wrapping up our interview with Jenya Meydbray. You'll hear Jenya speak about how he was able to create a successful exit from his company, PV Evolution Labs. For resources from today's episode and more information on how you can support Suncast, head over to www.mysuncast.com/suncast-episodes to the blog. (the direct URL is ...episodes/109) Join the Tribe? Check out Episode 86, in which I explain how YOU can become an Energy...

Duration:00:43:45

109 PV Evolution Labs & the Amazing Founder Story of Jenya Meydbray

9/6/2018
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Welcome to Episode 109 of SunCast, Solar Warrior! Jenya is a visionary who took the risk of opening a startup company during an economic crisis and succeeded. I'm grateful to Jenya for this his first ever podcast appearance! His depth of experience, candor and generosity will blow you away. For resources from today's episode and more information on how you can support Suncast, head over to www.mysuncast.com/suncast-episodes to the blog. (the direct URL is ...episodes/109) Join the Tribe?...

Duration:00:43:01

108 TT Procuring Solar Tips From a Pro - Michael Foster, Origis Energy

9/4/2018
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Welcome to Episode 108 of SunCast. If you listened to last weeks episode with Josh Teigiser, then you will recognize today's guest. Michael Foster plays a critical role in the success of his company's development team and project execution. Michael understands the procurement process better than most and that's what we'll be digging into on this episode. For resources from today's episode and more information on how you can support Suncast, head over to...

Duration:00:19:13

107: Community First - The First Storage-Coupled Community Solar Project in MA

8/31/2018
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Welcome to Episode 107 of SunCast, Solar Warrior! Today's conversation is a first for SunCast! We're going to be looking at a first of its kind solar+storage project deployed earlier this year by the city of Sterling Massachusetts, through the eyes of the developer of the project, Origis Energy, and the city manager responsible for making the energy purchasing decision. It was a bold and audacious stretch for me to do this episode, and it took more than 2 months to pull together. SO much...

Duration:00:56:35

106 Founding SolarEdge, with Lior Handelsman

8/23/2018
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Welcome to Episode 106 of SunCast, Solar Warrior! Speaking of Warriors, today's guest, Lior Handelsman, is not only an officer of a publicly traded company, but spent a lot of time in the Israeli army - so did the rest of the SolarEdge founding team. Today you'll hear their process for coming up with the idea for SolarEdge, as well as how their military background is infused into the culture of one of the top solar product companies in the world. For resources from today's episode and...

Duration:00:29:55

105 TT Marketing in 3 Easy Steps with Mike Wolpert

8/21/2018
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Welcome to Episode 105 of SunCast! After powering his home with solar several years ago and becoming a renewables evangelist, Mike saw a big hole in local solar marketing and realized there was a huge opportunity for solar installers to become trusted, local experts so they could develop their own, exclusive leads - in all the right neighborhoods. For resources from today's episode and more information on how you can support Suncast, head over to www.mysuncast.com/suncast-episodes to the...

Duration:00:29:21

104 Start With Why, Then Amplify, with Glenna Wiseman

8/16/2018
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Welcome to Episode 104 of SunCast! Today, my guest is marketing maven Glenna Wiseman of Identity3, where she delivers vibrant marketing and has fueled growth in start-ups to divisions of Fortune 500 organizations. Glenna believes in the power of story and the rising tide of the long tail of local solar installers. For resources from today's episode and more information on how you can support Suncast, head over to www.mysuncast.com/suncast-episodes to the blog. (the direct URL is...

Duration:00:44:44

103 Danny Kennedy on CalCEF, zebras and cleantech investing

8/9/2018
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Welcome to Episode 103 of SunCast! Today, we are hanging out with well-known and influential solar icon, Danny Kennedy, cofounder of Sungevity and now Managing Director of the California Clean Energy Fund where he is catalyzing cleantech investment and entrepreneurship globally. Danny believes in building a new global economy where clean energy is affordable and accessible to everyone. For resources from today's episode and more information on how you can support Suncast, head over to...

Duration:00:56:53

102 TT - How-to scale early-stage solar development pipeline, w/Mike Dellagala

8/7/2018
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Welcome to Episode 102 of SunCast! Today is Tactical Tuesday, a short-form conversation with subject-matter experts designed to give you practical tools, tips, and advice for building your solar business or career. If you're curious about how to scale up your solar project development activity without breaking the bank, today's episode is for you. Mike Dellagala has invested over $200M in DG (Distributed Generation) solar projects and knows more than a few tips & tricks to getting...

Duration:00:26:57

101 - Negotiation 101 with Chris Voss

8/2/2018
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Welcome to Episode 101 of SunCast! Today, it's all about Negotiation with Best selling author Chris Voss. Chris Voss is CEO of the Black Swan Group and author of the national best-seller "Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It," which was named one of the seven best books on negotiation. And It's my TOP recommendation for any leader or organization. Chris retired from the FBI after 24 years leading international kidnapping negotiations. He now leverages...

Duration:00:43:13

100 Episodes! Wow - Nico is interviewed by Scott Sullivan

7/26/2018
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Welcome to this milestone episode of SunCast, Episode 100! Wow, thank you! SunCast doesn't exist with amazing and dedicated listeners. You've helped make this all possible - thank you. THIS episode, Nico gets the microphoned turned on him by good friend and fellow podcaster, Scott Sullivan. Tune-in to learn more about the creator, host and voice of SunCast - Nico Johnson! For resources from today's episode and more information on how you can support Suncast, head over to...

Duration:01:06:02

099 Webinar Selling 101 with Paul Grana of Helioscope

7/24/2018
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Welcome to Episode 99 of SunCast! Today I'm bringing back one of my favorite SunCast past guests, Mr. Paul Grana of Folsom Labs as we help you discover the value of using Webinars in your sales and marketing process. Stay tuned to learn For resources from today's episode and more information on how you can support Suncast, head over to www.mysuncast.com/suncast-episodes to the blog. (the direct URL is ...episodes/099) Join the Tribe? Check out Episode 86, in which I explain how YOU can...

Duration:00:41:44

098 Branding Your Energy Business with Fridrik Larsen

7/19/2018
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Welcome to Episode 98 of SunCast! Today on SunCast, we're going to dig into the topic of Branding, what it is, how to measure it, when and why it's important - and I've invited a guest who is an expert on the topic, Fridrik Larsen. Tune in to learn: For resources from today's episode and more information on how you can support Suncast, head over to www.mysuncast.com/suncast-episodes to the blog. (the direct URL is ...episodes/096) Join the Tribe? Check out Episode 86, in which I...

Duration:00:28:49

097 Blockchain for Solar Energy w/SolarCoin Co-Founder Nick Gogerty

7/12/2018
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Welcome to Episode 97 of SunCast! Today on SunCast, we get to dig into the topic of Blockchain and Energy with SolarCoin's Co-Founder, Nick Gogerty. Nick Gogerty is the founder of the first cryptocurrency specifically targeted for Solar Power asset owners. Tune in to learn: How valuing currency globally applies to cryptocurrency The difference between a credit bubble and an asset bubble, and why that matters for Crypto Analysis Macro applications of the blockchain, the underlying...

Duration:01:04:00

096 The Entrepreneur's Journey, Pt 2 with Kyle Cherrick of PickMySolar

7/10/2018
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Welcome to Episode 96 of SunCast! Today we're rounding out our discussion with Mr. Kyle Cherrick, Head of Business Development for PickMySolar. If you missed last week's episode, then you might consider going back to catch it, as it's actually Part 1 of this interview. We are going to continue to unpack Kyle's story, this time turning the focus more squarely on his current project, PickMySolar. Kyle managed to launch and fund his previous venture, Solar Merchant, while full-time employed...

Duration:00:51:12

095 Corporate Intrapreneurship and Startup Investing with Kyle Cherrick

7/5/2018
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Welcome to Episode 95 of SunCast! Kyle Cherrick has had the good fortune of working for some of the Titans in the Solar Industry straight out of school. How many of you would like to have joined First Solar 6 months after IPO, or moved on to Axio Power as an early employee long before the SunEdison acquisition? Kyle got a front-seat view this and much more. Then he copy/pasted his learning into his own startup success. Stay tuned to learn: I'll be at Intersolar N.America next week in...

Duration:00:50:27

094 Intersolar N.A. - Know Before You Go!

7/3/2018
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Welcome to Episode 94 of SunCast! Today's episode is all about Intersolar N. America, but the lessons here can apply to virtually any tradeshow or major industry event. We kick this episode off with a conversation with the Managing Director of Solar Promotion, the company that puts on the Intersolar and EES conferences globally, Mr. Florian Wessendorf. Stay tuned after that as we have some cameo appearances from SunCast listeners, Twitter followers and more all geared to helping YOU better...

Duration:00:35:56