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Your weekly dose of sunshine! The Solar Coaster is a weekly radio show from Maui Hawaii dealing with all things in the renewable energy space. Jump on and come for the ride to the future of all things energy related!

Your weekly dose of sunshine! The Solar Coaster is a weekly radio show from Maui Hawaii dealing with all things in the renewable energy space. Jump on and come for the ride to the future of all things energy related!
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Your weekly dose of sunshine! The Solar Coaster is a weekly radio show from Maui Hawaii dealing with all things in the renewable energy space. Jump on and come for the ride to the future of all things energy related!

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English


Episodes

Solar Coaster - Episode 61 - MECO, Molokai and road to 100% renewables

7/8/2018
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Josh and Jay take you on a tour of MECO (Maui Electric Company)facilities on the island of Molokai, one of the most progressive but at risk grids in the world. Together with Greg Kresgy, MECO's Director of Renewable Energy, they explore how the utility is leading the way with innovative equipment and programs focused on supporting and cooperating with the community.

Duration:00:53:44

Solar Coaster - Episode 60 - Andrew Yakub of Rayton Solar

7/8/2018
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Solar Rock Star Andrew Yakub, founder of Rayton Solar, talks about how to use PARTICLE ACCELERATORS to bring efficiencies to the manufacture of solar cells, and how that enables the use of more efficient semiconductor materials that would normally be too expensive for traditional manufacturing techniques.

Duration:00:53:50

Solar Coaster - Episode 59 - SunDrum Deep Dive

7/8/2018
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President and CEO of SunDrum solar makes a surprise appearance on Maui (on business), and Josh and Jay convince him to come by the studio to talk in depth about the various use cases for thermal energy harvesting, and the SunDrum.

Duration:00:53:26

Solar Coaster - Episode 58 - SEPA 2018 Power Player Awards and Why

6/19/2018
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Josh and Jay "meet" with Mike Kruger of SEPA to find out why our very own utility has won a "power player" award for 2018, and what that really means. They also discover along the way some really compelling stories from all over the nation.

Duration:00:54:38

Solar Coaster - Episode 57 - Air Conditioning and Solar

6/8/2018
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Daemon of Jackson Electric talks with Josh and Not Jay (Neil) about how solar energy can be leveraged to negate your air conditioning bill.

Duration:00:54:31

Solar Coaster - Episode 56 - Solar and Real Estate

6/8/2018
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Josh and Jay host website contributor Amy Webb and former Maui Solar Project partner Eddie Alberton for a discussion of how real estate and solar systems have begun to interact on a very fundamental level.

Duration:00:53:53

Solar Coaster - Episode 55 - Domestic Manufacturing Policy for PV

6/8/2018
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In his second appearance on the Solar Coaster, Mr Andre Richtor begins to detail a plan for regional manufacturing of solar modules that could significantly affect both the local economies, and the actual solar panel performance. Josh and Jay discuss the implications of policy going forward.

Duration:00:53:35

Solar Coaster - Episode 54 - Mrs. Megawatt, Emily Erickson

5/19/2018
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Josh and Jay talk about Maui's first "utility scale" solar farm that's just come online, the upcoming second, and introduce us to Emily Erickson, one of the key figures in putting it all together! They also discuss the possibility that renewable energies may tie us further to natural gas or other quick ramping fossil fuels to pick up when the sun or wind isn't available, or even the possibility of nuclear still being a good option?!? Well, it's certainly something to talk about. Tune in...

Duration:00:53:58

Solar Coaster - Episode 53 - The impact of eruptions on Hawaii island's Geothermal Power

5/11/2018
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J & J call over to the island of Hawaii where volcanic activity threatens the island chain's largest geothermal power plant. Marco Manglesdorf, President of ProVision Solar and former Hawaii Electric Industries, provides a local perspective on the state of renewables on the island of Hawaii, and the threat that the eruptions pose to both the energy grid and the population.

Duration:00:53:42

Solar Coaster - Episode 52 - The Intersection of Energy and Transportation

5/8/2018
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In this 52nd episode of the Solar Coaster, Josh and Jay talk with Boris Van Bormann, former CEO of Sonnen Batterie America and Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas about how the energy revolution will be mobile, and how deeply these affects will be felt across both the transportation and energy industries.

Duration:00:53:42

Solar Coaster - Episode 51 - Solar Finance

5/2/2018
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Josh and Jay pull in some wall street muscle in the form of Mr. Brendan Keane from Dividend Finance to get the inside scoop on how financing in the solar energy space has evolved, and what the potential options are for customers as they join the renewable energy revolution.

Duration:00:53:55

Solar Coaster - Episode 50 - The Hawaii Energy Story

5/2/2018
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The guys sit down with Walter Enomoto of Hawaii Energy to discover exactly what Hawaii Energy does, and how they're helping the state achieve it's lofty energy goals through conservation rather than raw production.

Duration:00:53:42

Solar Coaster - Episode 49 - Which SolarWorld is which?

5/2/2018
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As news of SolarWorlds insolvency spreads, Josh and Jay take a look at the many faces of SolarWorld, and their historic place in the industry.

Duration:00:53:42

Solar Coaster - Episode 48 - Biodiesel

4/9/2018
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Josh and Jay have a conversation with Kelly King, Councilwoman, and Vice President of Pacific Biodiesel on the history of Biodiesel in Hawaii and throughout the world, Biodiesel's roll in our 100% renewable energy goals, and the challenges in making those goals a reality.

Duration:00:53:50

NEW SC PROMO

4/8/2018
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NEW SC PROMO by solar_coaster

Duration:00:00:29

SUNDRUM - SPOT

4/8/2018
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SUNDRUM - SPOT by solar_coaster

Duration:00:00:29

Solar Coaster - Episode 47 - Maui Electric

3/30/2018
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Josh and Jay host Sharon Suzuki, President of the Maui Electric Company (MECO) and Greg Kresge MECO Director of Renewable Energy! Covering everything from the early days of Maui Electric, all the way to the latest programs available from the utility and some glimpses into the future of renewables on Maui, the state of Hawaii and potentially the nation!

Duration:00:53:42

Solar Coaster - Episode 46 - Energy Security

3/26/2018
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Following up on John Borland's deeply technical show last week (see episode 45), Josh and Jay look at the varying levels of energy security available to us today, and how you can adapt zero grid buy techniques to not only save money, but be secure in your energy supply in case of emergency.

Duration:00:53:47

Solar Coaster - Episode 45 - SOLAR ROCKSTARS w/ John Borland

3/26/2018
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Special Guest John Borland rides the coaster over from Oahu to give us the scoop on his unprecedented 2.7 year return on solar and hot water in his virtual off-grid system. How can you duplicate his success and achieve a zero grid buy system? Jump on and find out!

Duration:00:53:58

Solar Coaster - Episode 44 - The Future of Renewable energy in Maui

3/12/2018
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Josh and Jay sit down to discuss the Future of Renewable energy in Maui W/Energy Committee Chair & Councilman Don Guzman & Renewable Energy Commissioner Fred Reidell.

Duration:00:53:43