Solar Power World

Solar Power World
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In this podcast series, Solar Power World editors give you the opportunity to hear from the U.S. solar power industry’s biggest newsmakers in their own words.
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Latest episodes
Feb. 6, 2018
Aurora Solar has been researching what makes solar sales proposals successful. The company interviewed homeowners at different stages of the buying process and talked with solar sales professionals to gain insights into the solar sales process. In this Solar Speaks podcast, we talk with Rahul Nihalani, head of growth at Aurora Solar, about what the company learned from this research and how you can apply them to your solar business. See Aurora's blog on its research efforts here: http://blog.aurorasolar.com/what-makes-a-solar-sales-proposal-successful-5-tips-for-proposals-that-close/
Feb. 1, 2018
Having trained more than 12,000 installers and inspectors in his 25+ years in solar, Bill Brooks can be called the godfather of solar engineering. However, he chooses to call himself an ambassador for solar technology. Listen to learn more about Bill's journey from the early days of solar in the 70s, to his work with the codes and standards that continue to drive the industry today.
Jan. 19, 2018
We had a great time talking with Sheryl Lane this month from Earth Electric in San Jose, California. The residential solar installer is about to enter its 10th year--a major milestone for the solar industry! We talk about installing solar in Silicon Valley and why honesty is so important. Read our full story: https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2018/01/contractors-corner-earth-electric/
Jan. 8, 2018
By now most solar contractors are aware of how interconnection requirements like Rule 21 in California are changing to allow inverters to play an active role in stabilizing the grid. While this can be a positive move to allow more renewable energy capacity on the grid, aspects like security and safety must also be considered. This is where UL comes in. We spoke to Bruce Bailey, VP of renewable energy, and Ken Boyce, Principal Engineer at UL to learn more.
Jan. 3, 2018
Solar Power World editors complete their first residential solar installation in Kensington, California.
Dec. 18, 2017
We chat with Ohio's GEM Energy on its 10-year history of building solar projects in the tough Midwest market. Repeat customers make up a big chunk of GEM's project pipeline. Read the full story: https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2017/12/contractors-corner-gem-energy/
Dec. 13, 2017
Kristen Graf spent the last eight years leading Women of Wind Energy (WOWE), and now serves as executive director of the group under a new name: Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE). She talks about why the group transitioned, what drives her to passion for renewables and empowering women, and shares her thoughts on the industry now and in the future.
Nov. 15, 2017
This month's guest is Adaptive Solar, a Houston-based solar installer. Founder Richard Sherwood talks about the tough solar market in the middle of oil country and how Hurricane Harvey affected solar and battery sales. Read our full write-up: https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2017/11/contractors-corner-adaptive-solar/
Nov. 13, 2017
With the section 201 trade case, it’s very timely to be speaking to a U.S. panel manufacturer. After 14 years at Solaria president and CEO Suvi Sharma has some interesting things to say. At Solaria Suvi was a co-founder of NEXTracker and also founded a CRM provider and a volunteer organization. Listen for more. Read more here: https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2017/11/ask-a-solar-vet-…rias-suvi-sharma/
Oct. 19, 2017
This month, we get to know Kingspan Energy and its Irish roots. The company entered the U.S. solar market in 2014 and has found success in the Northeast market. Read more: https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2017/10/contractors-corner-kingspan-energy/