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We are Torsten Brammer, Jason Nutter, and Lovis Kauf - three friends who want to investigate the question; “What does it take to get solar to the next level?” To us, "solar" means all truly, clean energy technologies. The Solar Journey is the title of our podcast, blog, and vlog series in which we highlight the opinions of experts in the industry. Hopefully, we inspire you to get into the solar business and to join this global movement of decentralized and carbon-free power.

We are Torsten Brammer, Jason Nutter, and Lovis Kauf - three friends who want to investigate the question; “What does it take to get solar to the next level?” To us, "solar" means all truly, clean energy technologies. The Solar Journey is the title of our podcast, blog, and vlog series in which we highlight the opinions of experts in the industry. Hopefully, we inspire you to get into the solar business and to join this global movement of decentralized and carbon-free power.

Location:

Germany

Description:

We are Torsten Brammer, Jason Nutter, and Lovis Kauf - three friends who want to investigate the question; “What does it take to get solar to the next level?” To us, "solar" means all truly, clean energy technologies. The Solar Journey is the title of our podcast, blog, and vlog series in which we highlight the opinions of experts in the industry. Hopefully, we inspire you to get into the solar business and to join this global movement of decentralized and carbon-free power.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode #009 - Tobias Schuett

4/15/2021
We were very fortunate on Episode #009 of The Solar Journey Podcast, to host Tobias Schuett, CEO of German company DZ-4. DZ-4 is Germany’s first distributed utility company that sells solar PV energy to residential homeowners in a “behind the meter” concept. Tobias is a true entrepreneur and solar PV passionate with a proven track record of successfully developing, executing, and growing new business opportunities. In his roles, he's been able to push the limits of what has been considered...

Duration:00:51:55

Episode #008 - Harald Överholm

4/15/2021
On Episode #008 of The Solar Journey Podcast, we're honored to host Harald Överholm, founder (and CEO) of Swedish solar company Alight. Founded in 2013, Alight (previously Eneo) is the leading solar Power Purchase Agreement provider in the Nordics. Alight is committed to helping large corporations save money and do good, now and in the long term, through sustainable solar technology. Harald Överholm is based in Stockholm and has a Ph.D. from Cambridge, where he focused on market...

Duration:01:08:51

Episode #007 - Alexandra Münzer

11/5/2020
Episode #007 of The Solar Journey Podcast is a little different than our previous episodes. Our honored guest is Alexandra Münzer. She was introduced to us as the “Mother of European Guarantees of Origin,” and we used the opportunity to take a deep dive into a very complex topic: The scope and application of the Guarantees of Origin (GOs) System (also known as green certificates) in Europe. We peppered Alexandra with questions about the purpose, practical application, and possible...

Duration:01:11:13

Episode #006 - Jonas Corné

9/24/2020
In this episode, we had the immense pleasure to talk to Jonas Corné from Sweden. He is immensely bullish on renewable energy for many reasons that he shared with us. After getting an excellent education at ETH Zurich and even an executive program at Stanford University, Jonas has started a string of companies. All of his business ideas were in the tech space. As these things go, not all of them survived, but that is a really good thing for us, because with his latest venture, Greenbyte...

Duration:00:51:22

Episode #005 - Luca Pedretti

8/10/2020
In this episode, we had a chat with Swiss national Luca Pedretti. Luca has a vast background as an energy trader and held various positions at EGL and Axpo. One of his first tasks working for a utility was to assist in negotiating a PPA for the first 100 Megawatt wind park in Poland. It was then that he realized that PPA's are going to become the driving force for furthering investments in renewable energy. Luca has dedicated his career to the development and negotiation of PPAs and has...

Duration:00:50:25

Episode #004 - Christian Breyer

8/10/2020
Our guest in episode #004 of The Solar Journey is Christian Breyer. Christian is a professor of solar economy at the renowned finlandian LUT University. Prior to engaging in world-changing research, and publishing more than 250 scientific papers and 20 books and book chapters, Christian worked at Q-Cells in various roles in R&D and the market development department. Christian is a co-founder of Energy Watch Group which regularly publishes cutting edge research about the energy future of our...

Duration:01:22:37

Episode #003 - Simon Chau

8/4/2020
Similar to a few of our other guests, Simon Chau is a serial entrepreneur having started a number of enterprises in the renewable energy space. Having had a background in the financial industry, Simon decided to pivot into the sustainable energy space mid-career. Wanting to make a difference and leave a legacy with his work, Simon finds himself onboard the exciting "solar-coaster" on a daily basis. He has now been in the space for a little over a decade. Simon is currently working at...

Duration:01:22:37

Episode #002 - Stefan Krauter

7/28/2020
Stefan Krauter is a serial entrepreneur and professor. In the 1970s, while his friends went onto demonstration against nuclear power plants, he searched for something he could support. This is when solar power caught his interest and he has not left the solar industry ever since. He is a co-founder of the first publicly listed solar module producer Solon and co-founder of the technical advisor PI Berlin. On Twitter, he tries to compete with Trump by using a job title usually limited to the...

Duration:01:09:33

Episode #001 - Jens Schneider

7/28/2020
Having graduated with a Ph.D. from Helmholtz Zentrum in Berlin in 2005, Jens Schneider embarked on a career that took him from being an engineer at CSG solar to heading up the Solar Module Technology group at the prestigious Fraunhofer CSP in Halle, Germany. Jens currently juggles a couple of different positions in the solar space, being a professor at Leipzig’s University of Applied Sciences and working with the Center for Economics of Materials (CEM) in Energy System Analysis. We are...

Duration:01:01:01