Speeding the Energy Transition

Season 1

Oct. 4, 2022

John O’Donnell, CEO of Rondo Energy | Decarbonizing Industrial Heat E…

According to the International Energy Agency, three quarters of the energy used by industry is not in the form of electricity. It's in the form of heat. And that industrial heat accounts for about a quarter of the world’s gre...

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Sept. 27, 2022

Yoann Hispa, CEO of LandGate | Building a Marketplace for Solar Devel…

Historically, it has been challenging for solar and wind developers to find an appropriate parcel of land, conduct an accurate valuation, and then make contact with the landowner. But now there is a marketplace for land resou...

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Sept. 20, 2022

John Belizaire, CEO of Soluna Computing | Monetizing Excess Renewable…

When a grid gets congested, the excess energy generated at renewable plants is wasted. But what if there was something we could do to mitigate that curtailment and monetize our excess wind, solar or hydroelectric power? John ...

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Sept. 13, 2022

Michael Eyman, Managing Director at Origis Services | O&M and Asset M…

With the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act , the solar industry is projected to grow by leaps and bounds in the next several years. But such rapid growth is not without its challenges. How do we address the labor …

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Sept. 6, 2022

Michael Marsch, Chief Development Officer at BlueWave Solar | Agrivol…

In the early days of solar development, we built solar farms and then locked the gate and walked away, completely missing the opportunity to the use the land under the panels for a productive, long-term purpose. Enter agrivol...

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Aug. 30, 2022

Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt, President of GismoPower | Mobile Solar Carpo…

Even if they want to go solar, most middle-income Americans can’t afford it. Or maybe they rent or move frequently and can’t take rooftop solar with them when they go. And those who live in areas with frequent natural disaste...

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Aug. 23, 2022

Jay Caspary, VP of Grid Strategies | Building a Reliable, Clean Grid …

The entire infrastructure of our economy depends on a reliable grid. And the work we are doing to decarbonize will only increase demands on the grid moving forward. So, how do we look into the future? What are we doing …

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Aug. 16, 2022

Michael Burz, CEO of Enzinc | The Benefits of Zinc for Battery Storag…

Lead-acid batteries are heavy and highly toxic. Lithium-ion is lighter but tends to catch fire and requires a thermal management system to regulate its temperature. So, Michael Burz, President and CEO at Enzinc , is developin...

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Aug. 9, 2022

Nobel Chang, Cofounder and Managing Partner of Palladium Energy | A D…

Solar is an unpredictable industry. Government incentives drive an uptick in the market for a few years. And then high-profile bankruptcies and severe tariffs put the brakes on development for a year or two. But those of us c...

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Aug. 2, 2022

Sharat Singh, CEO of Quadrical AI | Advanced Data Analytics for Solar…

Solar asset managers are dealing with a number of variables, among them soiling, shading, weather conditions and the degradation of equipment. And while supervisory control and data acquisition or SCADA systems support the de...

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July 26, 2022

McKenna Dunbar, Building Electrification Lead at Sierra Club|Promotin…

The communities that contribute the least to climate change are impacted by it the most. And that’s a disheartening thing for Gen Zers to discover. But the antidote to anxiety is action. So, what can young people do to advoca...

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July 12, 2022

Etienne Lecompte, CEO of PowerHub | Asset Management Software for Ren…

It’s awe-inspiring to consider that renewable energy transforms weather into electrons and then into dollars. And yet, many asset managers are still operating with spreadsheets, notebooks and post-its. So, how do we encourage...

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July 5, 2022

Alfonso Barrenechea of Solar Plaza | Asset Management Texas Ep.93

Get a 10% discount to attend Solar Plaza Asset Management Texas with discount code: CPH22. https://www.solarplaza.com/event/solarplaza-summit-asset-management-texas-2022/ Bringing solar professionals together in-person is Sol...

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June 28, 2022

Bill Shevlin, CEO of Mavericks Microgrids | The ROI of a Microgrid Ep…

Get a 15% discount to attend Midwest Solar Expo with discount code: CPH15. www.MidwestSolarExpo.com/ , the premier B2B solar and clean energy event in the region. The beauty of a microgrid is that it connects with the traditi...

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June 21, 2022

John King of Hyperlight on Next-Generation CSP Technology Ep.91

Get a 15% discount to attend Midwest Solar Expo with discount code: CPH15. www.MidwestSolarExpo.com/ , the premier B2B solar and clean energy event in the region. The downside of solar energy is that it cannot be generated at...

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June 14, 2022

What Rising Energy Prices Mean for Renewables with Michael Decaluwe o…

Get a 15% discount to attend Midwest Solar Expo with discount code: CPH15. www.MidwestSolarExpo.com/ , the premier B2B solar and clean energy event in the region. The cost of energy is on the rise here in the US and around …

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June 7, 2022

Saad Dara and Francisco Velasco of Mangrove Lithium | Streamlining Li…

Production of high-quality lithium presents a complex problem. Sourcing lithium is difficult and making high-purity lithium is costly. Lithium is sourced from recycling of lithium-ion batteries or extracting it from a brine...

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May 31, 2022

Dave Roberts | Is Climate Change an Existential Threat? Ep.88

One barrel of oil equals the manual labor energy of one human for five years. This fact explains why humans are strapped to fossil fuels: entire economies and lifestyles are based on the easy availability of fossil fuels. H...

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May 24, 2022

Mark Settles and Jim Spano of Sol-REIT | Improving Economics for Sola…

Get a 15% discount to attend Midwest Solar Expo with discount code: CPH15. www.MidwestSolarExpo.com/, the premier B2B solar and clean energy event in the region. These guys know solar. These guys know financing. Put that to...

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May 17, 2022

Tyler Duvelius, Jon Carson, Robin Pressman and Mike Casey | Easing Pr…

Get a 15% discount to attend Midwest Solar Expo with discount code: CPH15. www.MidwestSolarExpo.com/ , the premier B2B solar and clean energy event in the region. Solar developers are well aware of the energy it takes to win ...

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May 10, 2022

Sean White, Master Solar PV Trainer | Training Solar Professionals fo…

Get a 15% discount to attend Midwest Solar Expo with discount code: CPH15. www.MidwestSolarExpo.com/ , the premier B2B solar and clean energy event in the region. As innovation in solar chugs along and consumer perception cli...

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May 3, 2022

Scott Nguyen, CEO of Bodhi | Faster Solar Adoption via Improved Custo…

Get a 15% discount to attend Midwest Solar Expo with discount code: CPH15. www.MidwestSolarExpo.com/ , the premier B2B solar and clean energy event in the region. What happens when a home solar install company lacks a smooth ...

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April 26, 2022

Jigar Shah | Scaling the Gigaton Decarbonization Economy Ep.83

Get a 15% discount to attend Midwest Solar Expo with discount code: CPH15. www.MidwestSolarExpo.com/ , the premier B2B solar and clean energy event in the region. The first Tesla Model S came to be with an initial half-billio...

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April 19, 2022

Mastermind Roundtable with Cliff Ravenscraft & Deacon Bradley Ep.82

Get a 15% discount to attend Midwest Solar Expo with discount code: CPH15. www.MidwestSolarExpo.com/ , the premier B2B solar and clean energy event in the region. To speed the clean energy transition, we need innovative busin...

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April 12, 2022

Barklie Estes, President of Nova Solar| A Culture of Quality in Resid…

Get a 15% discount to attend Midwest Solar Expo with discount code: CPH15. www.MidwestSolarExpo.com/ , the premier B2B solar and clean energy event in the region. Solar is a want, not a need. For that reason, solar contractor...

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April 5, 2022

Bruce Stewart, CEO of Perch Energy | Bringing Community Solar to the …

Get a 15% discount to attend Midwest Solar Expo with discount code: CPH15. www.MidwestSolarExpo.com/ , the premier B2B solar and clean energy event in the region. Many consumers would like to choose renewable energy but eithe...

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March 29, 2022

Veronika Wright, EV Battery Expert | The Drive to Electric Ep.79

Transportation is responsible for 30% of our global carbon footprint. And it's 2/3 more efficient to drive electric vehicles than to burn gasoline. But the US still lags far behind China and the EU when it comes to EV adoptio...

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March 29, 2022

Jack's Solar Garden w/ Byron Kominek | Clean Power Hour LIVE March 24…

Jack’s Solar Garden is the largest agrivoltaics research site for vegetable production thus far in the United States! Alongside research partners, Sprout City Farms is trailblazing larger scale crop cultivation under solar p...

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March 22, 2022

Mark Liffmann, CEO of Omnidian | Solar Asset Management with a Perfor…

Mark Liffman is the Cofounder and CEO of Omnidian, the leading provider of performance assurance for distributed energy assets in the US. Mark spent nearly five years as Senior Business Development Manager at SunPower and four years as VP of …

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March 15, 2022

Marc Palmer, CEO of New Resource Solutions | Financing Solar in the C…

Schools, municipalities, nonprofits and small for-profit companies that want to go solar typically don’t have the resources to do so on their own. They need investors in clean energy projects to make it work. Yet local EPCs t...

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March 8, 2022

Thomas Folker, CEO of Leap Energy | The One-Stop Shop for Grid Servic…

Thomas Folker describes Leap as the Stripe for energy. The same way that Stripe provides the infrastructure for online payment processing, Leap allows anyone with energy resources (battery or EV companies, for example) to con...

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March 1, 2022

Matt Campbell of Terabase Energy on Building the Platform for Terawat…

Less than 1% of the solar that’s going to be built has been built. And in the wake of climate change, it’s imperative that we build solar plants faster and make the process cheaper. But what will it take to …

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Feb. 22, 2022

Aaron Berndt of Google Nest on Speeding Adoption of Smart Thermostats…

Smart thermostats help us achieve a more flexible and resilient grid. And yet, only 10% to 20% of US households use a Nest or similar device to automate energy savings. What can we do to speed the adoption of smart …

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Feb. 16, 2022

Clean Power Hour LIVE | US Military Going Carbon Neutral | Feb. 10, 2…

US military starts 24-7 clean electricity procurement First real big Flow battery utility discussion Import tariffs extended…cmon joe? SpaceX rocket fully stacked P V Mag reports that the US Military is doubling down on carbo...

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Feb. 16, 2022

Clean Power Hour LIVE | Electrification of Everything is Truly Disrup…

The Energy Transition is Going to Require a Staggering Growth in Electrification and Enabling Technologies https://www.powermag.com/the-energy-transition-will-require-staggering-growth-in-electrification-and-enabling-technolo...

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Feb. 8, 2022

Live from Starbase: Clean Energy News with Weaver & Montague Ep.72

Tesla’s Q4 numbers are among the top stories in clean energy this week, so it’s only appropriate that this recording coincide with Tim's pilgrimage to SpaceX. So, what’s it like to spend time at Giga Texas, the Tesla manufact...

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Feb. 1, 2022

Martin Pochtaruk of Heliene Solar on Speeding the Energy Transition E…

Why would a solar panel manufacturing company put time and energy into innovating for niche markets? What are the benefits of developing products for very specific applications like greenhouses, satellites or power-generating...

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Jan. 25, 2022

Energy Transition News Ep.70

While the energy transition has begun, we still have a long way to go. In fact, our CO2 footprint here in the US increased by 6% in 2021 and global CO2 levels continue to rise. So, what are we doing …

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Jan. 18, 2022

James Geshwiler on Solar for Non-Owner Occupied Facilities | Solar as…

There is a huge opportunity in rooftop solar that isn't currently being developed - non-owner occupied facilities which represent 90% of the commercial real estate. When tenants don't own their own roof they struggle to install rooftop solar because solar …

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Jan. 12, 2022

Matt Lensink & Lisa Katz on Cleaning Up Thermal Power Ep.68

We don't spend a lot of time talking about thermal energy on the Clean Power Hour, but it’s a thing! And a lot of industrial and institutional processes require high-grade thermal power. We need it to heat hospitals and unive...

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Jan. 4, 2022

Land Stewardship in the Solar Industry | Rhett Kerby, KerTec | #67

#67 Successful vegetation restoration and natural landscaping of solar farms is a vital part of the solar industry. Solar farms mean changes in the land and those changes can be good from an ecological perspective - but this ...

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Sept. 16, 2021

WRO on Solar Silicon | Restrictions on Chinese Tech | Clean Power Ho…

Confused about the WRO, Withhold and Release Order on solar silicon products made by Hoshine in Xinjiang Province in China? We have an expert on materials tracing, Paul Wormser, Vice President of Technology for Clean Energy A...

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Aug. 27, 2021

US Moves to Reduce Emissions by 45% | Corporates Going Solar | Roboti…

Clean Power Hour E57 Aug 27, 2021 with Tim Montague and John Weaver Corporates are going hard after renewable energy but hourly energy tracking is necessary Robotic Electric Ships are taking on cargo shipping Used Solar Panel...

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Aug. 20, 2021

A Terawatt by 2035 | Clean Power Hour E56

Biden releases White House plan including 40% of electricity coming from solar power by 2035 - that’s a TW of capacity https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/08/17/fact-sheet-bipartisan-infrastructu...

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Aug. 13, 2021

CubicPV - Direct Wafer, Tandem, Perovskite Solar Technology | Frank v…

Frank van Mierlo, CEO of CubicPV is our guest today on the Clean Power Hour (E55). CubicPV is the new company formed by the merger of 1366 Technologies (direct wafer tech) with Hunt Perovskite Technologies. Welcome to the nex...

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Aug. 9, 2021

Clean Power Hour Ep.54 | Solar vs. Nukes - who wins? | Resi Flow Batt…

Residential flow battery ♫♪♪coming to America♫♪♪ SuperHeavy getting put together, beautiful! Growing potatoes and broccoli indoors $30 billion - nuclear or solar? $30 billion - nuclear or solar? Who wins? https://pv-magazine-...

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July 31, 2021

Tesla VPP | Solar Powered Beer | US Storage Market Growth | Clean Pow…

Tesla VPP; Solar beer; Renewables #2 in the USA; US Energy storage volume; Tesla sells out stationary storage thru 2023; World’s largest agrivoltaic project; and Montague goes to the dark side. Toyota is quietly pushing Congr...

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July 26, 2021

Biggest floating solar! | Aussie microgrid is for real | Clean Power …

The Pixies are coming and they feed on microgrids The US adopts solar app nationwide What is an ultra mega renewable energy project? Electric Aviation taking off, literally Billionaires are invading space - is that good? Worl...

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July 12, 2021

Chinese Solar Ban | 100% Renewable Grid | Tesla GigaTexas | Clean Pow…

US Bans Forced Labor related solar panels coming from China Large-Scale Simulations Show U.S. Can Get Close to 100% Renewable Generation Cost-Effectively The roof is on at Tesla Giga-Austin Clean Energy Legislation: Oregon wo...

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