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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 A Strategic Partnership Between Google & PickMySolar with Kyle Cherrick

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...

Duration:00:35:56

093 The Logical Evolution of Solar with JW Postal of Nikola Power

6/28/2018
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Welcome to Episode 93 of SunCast! JW Postal has had by any measure a successful run as an entrepreneur, not just in the solar industry. As a co-founder of Main Street Power, he helped build the company to become one of the largest DG players in the US, eventually being absorbed into the global giant AES as their first foray into distributed generation. He has now turned his sights toward the impending boom of the storage business, and today we gain valuable insight into how this...

Duration:01:02:36

092 Effective Project Execution with Stephen Smith of Solvida

6/21/2018
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Welcome to Episode 92 of Suncast! Stephen Smith is an entrepreneur and solar developer from the SF Bay Area who had the good fortune of being able to walk to work back in the early 2000's when he was hired on to a then-unknown Berkeley-based solar company - Powerlight. Stephen has since managed Gigawatts of solar installations, and provides his customers and the market generally a path to predictable & effective project execution. Listen in to hear: For resources from today's episode...

Duration:00:47:01

091 (TT) DNV GL "PV Module Reliability Scorecard": What It Is, Why It Matters

6/12/2018
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Welcome to Episode 91 of Suncast! Today's episode is focused on a tool that you can use to help you in your solar PV module procurement process, a free report produced by Tristan Erion-Lorico and his team at DNV GL called the PV module reliability Scorecard. The 4th generation of the Scorecard was just released, and it's a fantastic benchmark to help you understand how to avoid some of the common pitfalls experienced by developers of all sizes when buying solar PV modules. Stay tuned...

Duration:00:24:01

090 PV Module Evaluation Pro Tips w Tristan Erion-Lorico of DNV GL

6/8/2018
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Welcome to Episode 90 of Suncast! Well, today on SunCast, Tristan Erion-Lorico gives us a glimpse inside the rigorous evaluations you should be considering when procuring your PV Modules. He also gets personal about building an unconventional career in solar. Tristan, like many of you, is an infinite learner, and he attributes that as one of his keys to growth and career success. Along the way we discuss how having a family early in his life pushed this hustling kid-entrepreneur into the...

Duration:00:59:53

089 How a Downed Boeing Dreamliner and a New York 7/11 Influenced the Solar Industry, with Josh Weiner, CEO of SepiSolar

5/31/2018
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Welcome to Episode 89 of Suncast! Today's episode is Part 2 of an interview with Josh Weiner of SepiSolar, so if you didn't listen yet to Episode 88, I would recommend you start there. We continue to dive deep with Josh Weiner the CEO/Founder of SepiSolar, a SF Bay Area engineering services company that specializes in the integration of energy storage with solar. Tune in to Learn: How a 7/11 in New York became the pivot point for the storage industry How a downed Boeing Dreamliner...

Duration:00:43:01

088 Battery Net Metering changes everything, Josh Weiner, CEO of SepiSolar

5/29/2018
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Welcome to Episode 88 of Suncast! Did you check out last weeks episode with Rob Andrews? If not, Listen to it here! Josh is the CEO/Founder of SepiSolar, a Bay Area engineering services company that has taken a long view on the integration of storage with solar. 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/088) Join the...

Duration:00:33:37

087 Solar Aerial Inspections with Heliolytics CEO Rob Andrews

5/25/2018
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Welcome to Episode 87 of Suncast! Did you check out last weeks episode with Mike Silvestrini? If not, Listen to it here! Today on SunCast, we're going to discuss with Rob Andrews how his Canadian startup, Heliolytics, is improving the way operating assets are managed and optimized for long-term yield. Hang tight as we explore: Rob is the CEO and co-founder of Heliolytics, a technology company developing advanced inspection tools for renewable energy facilities. For resources from...

Duration:00:43:12

086 Join the Tribe

5/25/2018
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Welcome to Episode 86 of Suncast! Since I started SunCast, I've received hundreds of thank-you's, dozens of positive ratings/reviews, and more high fives and pats on the back from industry friends than I can remember. Today, I'm giving you the chance to join me in helping build Suncast even more. To find out more about becoming a member of the Suncast Tribe, visit mysuncast.com/member As always, thanks again for setting aside THIS time in your day.

Duration:00:14:41

085 Selling the Largest US Solar Company - with Mike Silvestrini

5/17/2018
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Welcome to Episode 85 of Suncast! Did you check out last weeks episode with Jason Zook? If not, Listen to it here! Today on SunCast, I had a chance to catch up with one of my oldest friends and colleagues in the industry. If you're unfamiliar with his name, or the company he started and recently sold for well into the 8+ figures range, then you should at least be curious to learn how he took his FIRST company to a nearly half-billion-dollar valuation and exit, and in-so-doing achieved...

Duration:01:11:13

084 (TT) Working to Live, a Framework for Balance and Productivity – with Jason Zook

5/8/2018
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Welcome to Episode 84 of Suncast! Did you check out last weeks episode with yours truly, me? If not, Listen to it here! I drill down on the ways that you have been losing in your negotiations, in business and life, and the subtle ways you can fix it, and stop missing out on the spoils of your labor. Today's episode is with my first 3-time returning guest, Jason Zook, a mentor and friend who I've learned from a ton over the last 3 years. He was most recently in Episode 79 talking about...

Duration:00:22:50

083 Never Split the Difference

5/4/2018
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Welcome to Episode 83 of Suncast! Did you check out last weeks episode with Ed Feo? If not, Listen to it here! Today we're going to drill down on the ways that you have been losing in your negotiations, in business and life, and the subtle ways you can fix it, and stop missing out on the spoils of your labor. There's no formal guest today, but instead we get a virtual guest by the name of Chris Voss, author of Never Split the Difference – possibly one of the best books I've read in a...

Duration:00:31:59

082 Ed Feo, Solar Pioneer, Attorney of the Decade

4/26/2018
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Welcome to Episode 82 of Suncast! Did you check out this week's Tactical Tuesday, another great one on Energy Storage with SepiSolar CEO, Josh Weiner! Listen to it here! Today on SunCast, are returning to the Solar Pioneers Series with one of the large-scale solar project development greats, Ed Feo of Coronal Energy. As you'll hear, Ed has a fabled history in the renewables industry. Accolades like "Attorney of the Decade" or "One of the 5 most influential people in Renewable Energy"...

Duration:00:52:38

081 (TT) Josh Weiner, Energy Storage Cost Essential Questions

4/23/2018
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Welcome to Episode 81 of Suncast! Did you check out the last Suncast episode? It's with James Ellsmoor who was on Forbes 30 Under 30 for Energy! Listen to it here! On this Tactical Tuesday, I speak with Josh Weiner of SepiSolar. Josh Weiner is the CEO/Founder of SepiSolar, a SF Bay Area engineering services company that has taken a long view on the integration of storage with solar. He was notably one of the co-founders of another well-known storage company, Green Charge Networks. Josh...

Duration:00:26:20

080 James Ellsmoor, Forbes 30 Under 30 & Caribbean Solar Initiatives

4/19/2018
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Welcome to Episode 80 of Suncast! Did you check out the last Suncast episode? It's with my friend and mentor, Jason Zook! Listen to it here! Today on Suncast, you'll meet James Ellsmoor. James is a social entrepreneur with expertise in sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship in rural, remote and island regions. He's on the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 list for Energy and has been leading the efforts of the non-profit Solar Head of State for the last 5 yrs. Tune-in as we discuss these...

Duration:00:34:37

Selling Your Last Name 3 Times, Making $1M from Wearing T-Shirts? Jason Zook is Back! (Ep 079)

4/12/2018
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Welcome to Episode 79 of Suncast! Did you check out the last Suncast episode? It's Part 2 of my conversation with Paul Grana! Listen to it here! Today on SunCast, you'll meet my friend and mentor, Jason Zook. Jason might be the best marketer, heck, best sales guy I’ve ever met. He made over $1Million doing something you and I do every day – putting on a t-shirt. He sold his last name...3 times! He even got his first book sponsored by more than a dozen companies before he ever wrote...

Duration:00:43:08

Helioscopes Path to Success with Paul Grana - Part 2 (Ep 078)

4/5/2018
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Welcome to Episode 78 of Suncast! Did you check out the last Suncast episode? It's the first part of this conversation with Paul Grana! Listen to it here! This week we are rounding out our discussion with Paul Grana, co-founder of the much loved solar design software, Helioscope. If you missed last week's episode, then you might consider going back to catch it next, as it's actually Part 1 of this interview, and we go over a lot of the foundations and early pivots in Pauls career that...

Duration:00:25:16