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165 - Julia Hamm, SEPA’s Evolution & Fingerprint

6/20/2019
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#165: Smart Electric Power Alliance Julia Hamm has been leading SEPA for more than 15 yrs, and helped the Utility Photovoltaic Group in its transition to being the Smart Electric Power Alliance. Along the way, she helped birth Solar Power International and has supported dozens of Utilities in their transition to clean energy. Gain access to all the show notes & resources from this episode here - Join the Tribe? Check out Episode 86, in which I explain how YOU can become a SunCast Tribe...

Duration:00:31:39

164 - Building a renewable energy development platform. Mark Goodwin, Apex Clean Energy

6/14/2019
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#164: Apex Clean Energy Mark Goodwin is the CEO of Apex Clean Energy. We go deep into the process and definitions underlying building a renewable energy development company. So, if you’ve ever wondered what it looks like from the inside of what has been referred to as the leading independent clean energy company in the nation, tune in! Gain access to all the show notes & resources from this episode here - Join the Tribe? Check out Episode 86, in which I explain how YOU can become a...

Duration:00:50:26

163 - Bridging Silicon Valley & Latam, YPF Ventures’ Tomas Ocampo

6/10/2019
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#163: Managing Director for YPF Ventures Today’s Entrepreneur is helping bridge the technology and financing gap between Silicon Valley and Latin America. Tomas Ocampo and I first met when he was a Graduate Student at Stanford back in early 2016, and Today we’re announcing both the investment fund he’s created, as well as their first two investments - backed by one of Latin America’s largest utilities. Stay tuned to learn all about how Tomas is bringing Silicon Valley savvy to his native...

Duration:00:40:02

162 - Drift, an Energy marketplace for consumers, w/co-founder Greg Robinson

6/6/2019
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#162: Drift connects energy providers with buyers Greg Robinson and his team envision and have built a marketplace where the biggest companies in the world and individual consumers alike can buy true green power service at the best price possible. Today you’ll discover how. Gain access to all the show notes & resources from this episode here Join the Tribe? Check out Episode 86, in which I explain how YOU can become a SunCast Tribe member and support the growth and stability of SunCast...

Duration:00:57:29

161 - Anne Hoskins, SunRun Chief Policy Officer

5/30/2019
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#161: What exactly does a Chief Policy Officer do? Tune In as I sit down with Anne Hoskins live at Solar Power Puerto Rico to ask the question “what exactly does a Chief Policy Officer do, anyway?” Anne has a fascinating story, and she is leading Sunrun into unchartered waters by paving the way for their DER products, opening key new markets like Illinois and Puerto Rico, and much much more. Gain access to all the show notes & resources from this episode here - Join the Tribe? Check out...

Duration:00:40:21

160 - TT Sunrun Dir. of Policy & Storage Strategy, Chris Rauscher

5/28/2019
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#160: Sunrun’s strategy for new markets and innovative storage initiatives. Chris Rauscher is one of the folks responsible for Sunrun’s strategy regarding new markets and innovative storage initiatives. Perhaps you heard they won a DER auction in the Northeast earlier this year? Chris was involved. And you see that Sunrun is now leading the charge to help Puerto Rico achieve a 100% renewable standard? Yep, Chris is involved. In fact, Chris is on a select team of folks who quite literally...

Duration:00:24:53

159 - Solar Pioneer Gary Gerber, 40 yrs of Sun Light & Power

5/23/2019
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#159: Founded Sun Light & Power in 1976 Today’s entrepreneur has been building an iconic solar business since before many of you were even born! Gary Gerber founded Sun Light & Power in 1976, and has built one of the most trusted brands in the California market. It was humbling and educational to finally sit down with Gary and chat about his 4 decades of experience. Gain access to all the show notes & resources from this episode here - Join the Tribe? Check out Episode 86, in which I...

Duration:01:02:31

158 - Know before you go, MIRECweek Mexico City

5/16/2019
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#158: Jonathan Pinzon, Carlos Abad & Jamie Dowswell If you’re familiar at all with the Mexico market, then you’ll have heard of the Mexico International Renewable Energy Congress, now know universally as Mirec. Like many of you, I’ll be headed to Mexico City next week to participate in what is essentially the SPI of Mexico, so thought it a good time to tell you both about the conference and a bit about why you might be interested in Mexico’s market at all. Today’s guests are Jamie Dowswell...

Duration:00:40:16

157 - Devin Welch, Sun Tribe Solar

5/9/2019
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#157: Virginia’s fastest-growing solar company Devin Welch is Chief Strategy & Development officer at Sun Tribe Solar a relatively young but extremely impressive bunch of corporate renegades taking the Virginia market by storm. I recently had the chance to visit them in their new expanded Charlottesville VA office and tried to capture the essence of the culture at the heart of this fast-paced market leader. Gain access to all the show notes & resources from this episode here - Join the...

Duration:00:54:09

156 - Impact Positive - Sandra Kwak, Cleantech Woman of the Year

5/2/2019
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#156: EarthX Cleantech Woman of the Year Sandra Kwak is a serial entrepreneur and one really smart and savvy leader. Sandra founded 10 Power to provide light and hope to the people of Haiti and beyond, and today we dig deep into the details on the who, what, when where and why of the Impact she seeks to make. Gain access to all the show notes & resources from this episode here - Join the Tribe? Check out Episode 86, in which I explain how YOU can become a SunCast Tribe member and support...

Duration:00:47:17

155 - Mexico Hedge Fund Artha Capital Betting Big on Solar with Prana

4/26/2019
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#155: Prana Power VP Jose Jove discusses the market dynamics Jose Jove is VP of Distributed Energy at Prana Power, one of the fastest growing and most well-capitalized clean energy developers in Mexico. Today I take a peek behind the curtain to hear how Jose feels about the current state of the solar union in Mexico Gain access to all the show notes & resources from this episode here - Join the Tribe? Check out Episode 86, in which I explain how YOU can become a SunCast Tribe member and...

Duration:00:27:04

154 - Jeff Wolfe, Solar Pioneer to E-Mobility Executive

4/18/2019
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#154: Founded & sold groSolar, now focused on EV charging king Tritium. When I first started my solar company in 2006, one of the distributors I relied on was a smaller New England company called groSolar. Over 18 yrs, groSolar deployed more than 150 megawatts (MW) (2,000 installations) of solar PV systems across the US. Jeff sold the RESI piece of the business to SolarCity in 2011, and the rest to EDF in 2016. Today, we’re going to learn what Jeff’s been doing with his time since the...

Duration:00:53:02

153 - New Energy Nexus, Jon Bonanno

4/11/2019
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Opportunity Zones for clean energy. Opportunity Zones are all the buzz in investment circles, but few in the solar industry understand them or how they can be leveraged to finance deals. Jon Bonanno from New Energy Nexus has built an extensive repository of resources directed at helping you figure it out. We dive deep on the subject in today’s SunCast. Gain access to all the show notes & resources from this episode here - Join the Tribe? Check out Episode 86, in which I explain how YOU...

Duration:00:58:53

152 - PreCharge is Coming, Puerto Rico is on the Rise

4/9/2019
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Mastermind with local industry insiders in a unique 1-day intensive. Today is a mini-sode with James Ellsmoor, specifically focused on an upcoming opportunity for us to spend some time in real life together really getting into the mechanics of improving your business and market penetration. Specifically, Puerto Rico and the broader Caribbean markets. Gain access to all the show notes & resources from this episode here - Join the Tribe? Check out Episode 86, in which I explain how YOU can...

Duration:00:13:03

151 - Puerto Rico's Green New Deal with PJ Wilson

4/5/2019
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#151: 100% renewables in Puerto Rico by 2050. PJ Wilson is the Founder and President of the Solar + Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA). SESA successfully advocated for what some are calling PR’s New Green Deal, Senate Bill 1121 which will help Puerto Rico reach the ambitious requirement of 100% renewables by 2050. The bill is currently waiting to be signed onin law by the Governor, and will position the island as a leader in the transition from fossil fuels, banning their use...

Duration:00:22:49

150 - What Tetris Did For Energy Storage, with Henk Rogers

4/4/2019
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#150: Tetris Inc. & Blue Planet Energy Founder, Henk Rogers, one of the world’s leading advocates and activists for weaning humankind from fossil fuels. Henk's efforts through Blue Planet Foundation have helped pave the way for Hawaii’s 100% renewable energy commitment by 2045. Through Blue Planet Energy, Henk has led the development of a leading energy storage system advancing safety, reliability and energy output of battery systems. Gain access to all the show notes & resources from...

Duration:01:05:37

149 - Bernadette del Chiaro, CALSSA’s Solar & Climate Policy Maven

3/28/2019
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Welcome to Episode 149 of SunCast! Today’s Guest doesn’t consider herself an entrepreneur, but after listening in I’m sure you’ll agree most corporate leaders and startup founders alike can learn a lot from Bernadette del Chiaro. Her accolades are many, and we discuss them in the episode, but I thought it would be great to round out this Women’s History Month with someone who has made an indelible mark on the solar and energy sector through her advocacy and political organizing. - For...

Duration:01:09:10

148 - How To SimpliPhi Batteries, Catherine Von Burg

3/21/2019
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Welcome to Episode 148 of SunCast! Today’s entrepreneur has spent the better part of a decade following a very inspiring mission to provide clean electricity and energy access to the world. The medium is a company she cofounded called SimpliPhi Power, and Catherine Von Burg is an inspirational and thoughtful leader with an impressive track record. They have delivered Gigawatts of storage to the US DOD with ZERO defects in an era when battery startups fail year after year. Listen in to hear...

Duration:01:08:02

147 - Impact Positive - Katherine Ryzhaya

3/14/2019
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Welcome to Episode 147 of SunCast! If you haven't listened to yesterdays mini-episode with Jon Bonnano, please go check that out, as it’s the prologue to this interview you’re about to hear! This episode is the first up in a new series we’re calling Impact Positive. Today's guest is Ms. Katherine Ryzhaya, Chief Commercial Officer at Lightsource BP. Our aim is to shine a light on under-represented perspectives, people groups, and pathways meant to inspire you along your journey and geared...

Duration:00:45:46

146 - Introducing Impact Positive, with Jon Bonanno

3/13/2019
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Welcome to Episode 146 of SunCast! - 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/146) Join the Tribe? Check out Episode 86, in which I explain how YOU can become an Energy Tribe member and support the growth and stability of SunCast moving forward! www.mysuncast.com/member to join today! If you like what you see and hear, please SHARE it with this...

Duration:00:18:05