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Podcast by solar_coaster
170 - SolarCoaster Launches the New Energy Economy Stock Index
Josh, Jay and Brian reflect on the past year (60 + hour long episodes) in which Brian Thomas of Fairwinds Wealth Management joined the SolarCoaster Radio show. With an eye towards better understanding how solar stocks and other areas of ESG investing are impacting the financial markets, the team dug deep and monitored what turned out to be the "best performing sector in the financial universe" during the year. Upon this realization, the team announces its commitment to developing a stock index that reflects the full force of the new energy economy. Stay close as we air shows illustrating the principals in how these stocks are picked and monitored over time. In the upcoming months we look forward to preparing our portfolios together for the decade of solar; The 2020's and the biggest moves in 2021 ahead. SPECIAL NOTE: Upon airing this video at North American Smart Energy week Thursday 6PM EST on 10/22, the third and final debate aired only a couple hours afterwards in which Former Vice President and current favored candidate for the office of president, Joe Biden, stated: “We’re going to get to zero net emissions for the production of electricity by 2035 and it’s going to create millions of jobs. But, we can’t be cavalier about the impact it’s going to have and how we’re going to transition to do all this. I just think its a gigantic opportunity to create really good jobs.” “The fastest growing jobs are in solar and wind — paying prevailing wage — $45 to $50 bucks an hour, plus benefits.” “The president of the U.S. has control of signing $600 billion in federal contracts and one of the largest auto and trucking fleets in the world.” Biden said the U.S should “own the EV market.” “We need to invest billions on transmission.” https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2020/10/2...
169 - Community Energy & Princeton's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
We caught up with Brent Alderfer of Community Energy and talked all things grid integration. His recent activity puts him in a class all his own with a new partnership in place with Princeton University and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
168 - Josh & Jay Recap their 3.5 yrs on air w/KAOI + launch new media partnerships for fall 2020
Josh and Jay wrap up 3.5 years of weekly 1 hr talk shows with KAOI studios on this show #168. With virtual trade shows, video marketing projects and speaking platforms burgeoning around the world, the Solar Coaster is devoting its Fall schedule to a series of events starting off with a stellar video documentary on the much lauded SolarEdge Energy Hub System set right here in Maui County to be distributed nationally as installer and customer facing content. Podcasts will continue to be accessible in all current platforms. Show 169 will be the first digital only show we have offered EVER and will recap the second half of our 169 shows. We will take a look at upcoming projects as well from trade show venues ...to streaming television shows..to video documentaries on cutting edge technology.. and ALL without our FCC and Radio time/format limits... OOOoohh how we do look forward to throwing of the yolk of formality and digging into all the best content we have touched on ...ITER Fusion in france....Sonnen VPP in Bavaria...Toronto...SMR's ...To name a few ...get all the behind the scene content this week on your SolarCoaster!! Alooooha Josh & Jay
167 - A Virtual Hawaii Energy Conference 2020 with CEO Hawaiian Electric Scott Seu
Third time is a charm! If you weren't able to join the first ever virtual Hawaii Energy Conference this year, and you missed the SolarCoaster's coverage last week on air in Maui, now you have your chance to listen at your leisure via podcast! https://hawaiienergyconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/HEC-Virtual-Program-2020.pdf Along with our usual news and events we covered the keynote by CEO Hawaiian Electric Scot Seu as well as a panel on Solar Jobs – "Being Part of the Solution?" The Executive Director of the Hawaii Solar Energy Association lead a discussion of how jobs in solar and other parts of the “clean“ energy sector can contribute to a Just Recovery. Moderated by: Will Giese, Executive Director, Hawaii Solar Energy Association Joining: Scott Glenn, Chief Energy Officer, Hawaii State Energy Office Dawn Lippert, CEO, Elemental Excelerator Odette Mucha, Regulatory Director, Southeast, Vote Solar
165 - Wren Wescoatt of Long Road Energy discusses Pulehu Solar in Maui - 40MW AC!
Continuing in our Hawaii Utility Scale Series we sit down with Wren to learn more about Long Road Energy from the early First Wind days (developers of our Wind farms in Maalaea Maui) to the many dozens of successful projects and 2.6 gigawatts total of wind and solar under management spread throughout the USA. Wren is a local fella with Maui county roots, having been born in Molokai and attending the Kamehameha school system in his youth. He is heavily engaged in coordinating with the community and learning about and responding to needs on a project by project basis. At Long Road Energy Wren represents the largest IPP (Independent Power Provider) in Hawaii and the recently awarded Oahu project, at 120 MW AC, is the largest single project awarded to date. https://www.longroadenergy.com/
164 - Doug McLeod - Hawaii Energy Conference Chair, talks "A Just Recovery"
Doug McLeod jumps on a zoom call with Josh to review the upcoming Hawaii Energy Conference streaming event. https://hawaiienergyconference.com/ XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Imagining a Just Recovery. What would that look like for the grid? Please join us online July 30th for a robust discussion of how the energy sector can and should respond to our current challenges by creating a “just” electrical grid. The Hawaiʻi Energy Conference understands our energy systems do not exist in a vacuum. COVID-19 has laid bare the stark reality of pre-existing inequalities in our society. The elderly, the poor, and minorities have suffered tremendously in the pandemic’s wake. Peaceful, sometimes violent, forms of protest make it painfully evident that an equitable or just recovery is the only path forward to heal our communities. Not everything is bad news. The planet experienced an unexpected respite from air pollution, and a slowdown in carbon loading to the atmosphere. But the lessened impact to our ecosystem came at an extraordinary economic cost. As we move forward, what strategies will policy makers and regulators use to achieve results that benefit broad swaths of society? How will utilities and companies in the energy sector contribute? Recognizing the importance of these issues across the globe, and as a Mahalo (Thank you) for all those who have supported the Conference in the past, admission for this three-hour event will be FREE. DATE: July 30 TIME: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm HST VENUE: Online
163 - Jim Kelly VP Corporate Relations Hawaiian Electric talks $4 Billion Investment in Hawaii
After receiving a press release from Hawaiian Electric, Josh sits down with Jim Kelley to review the impacts of this major investment in Hawaii's electricity generation infrastructure. "news release from Hawaiian Electric outlining how 29 planned renewable projects represent $3.5-$4 billion in clean energy investment in Hawaiʻi. The jobs and revenue generated by these projects can contribute to the state’s economic recovery. These projects, along with the continued expansion of private rooftop solar, have the potential to move Hawaiian Electric to a renewable portfolio standard of more than 60 percent by the end of 2025, up from about 28 percent today." Here’s a link to b roll: https://hawaiianelectric.box.com/s/d2vx2i5ymrry70hmv1qf5iixylssft19
162 - Kyle Cherrick of Solar.com Recorded at Midwest Solar Expo's Virtual Tradeshow
Good fun chatting with Kyle of Solar.com in the Midwest Solar Expo's Virbela Virtual Tradeshow Platform! Solar.com is in the process of taking its service to all 50 states and is on the lookout for installers in the state of Hawaii at this time.
161 - Virtual Trade Shows! Mapping Xbox Controllers! Headsets! Cryptos and Smart Contracts oh My!
Back into the studio with restrictions in Maui finally lifting, the team has a chance to revisit the energy of SolarCoaster shows past. There's nothing like a live show with your guests at the Mic! Jason Fellerman - Crypto & Smart Contract enthusiast joins Brian Thomas of Fairwinds Wealth Management to dig into the potential of virtual interaction platforms ....currently being used for Solar Trade Shows like MWSE and NASEW. Having just emerged from their first week of virtual shows the guys push the envelope and consider where this technology might take us in the upcoming months and years?!! Could there be a virtual software and hardware tech bubble ahead as Host Jason Verkaart postulates?! We certainly can see a bright future for this technology and look forward to upcoming shows where co-developers of the VR headset Occulus are poised to make some big announcements..only on the SolarCoaster!!!
159 - Innergex's Eddie Park and Julia Mancinelli review new RFP Phase 2 projects and Paeahu Updates
Another wonderful chat with the Innergex folks to talk two new projects culminating in four successful bids across Big Island, Oahu and Maui. RFP Phase 2 awards when complete will take Maui from high 30% renewable position to the 80% range. Our pursuit of 100% clean energy is happening. Tune in and get your BIG solar updates here at the SolarCoaster Maui!
158 - Toyota Boshoku explores autonomous driving - MX191 & MOOX concept vehicles - CES 2020 #7
Ooooh the days of CES 2020 !! We just loved digging into the real world tech that's about to be put to use and tested in the Woven City concept at the base of Mount Fuji! Autonomous driving is basically here and this interview speaks to the changes we can expect to encounter in this new space. How do we fill our new found free time? What luxuries await? From aromatherapy to massage chairs to personalized music and video choices all coordinated to help you play your new role in the navigation of the future.
157 - SEPA Allstars Brenda Chew & Mac Keller Open SPI 2019
Another two great interviews from the beginning of SPI 2019. This time with Brenda Chew and Mac Keller of SEPA. Brenda is a Senior Manager, Research and Mac is a Senior Analyst, Research at SEPA. They both shared fresh insights into SEPAs work and plans for the future. If your into non-wires alternatives and pairing flow batteries with lithium to get the best out of both storage technologies this might just be your type of show!
156 - NASEW Webinar: How our industry is adapting to COVID w/Lior Handelsman & Brian Warshay
Aloha !! FOR OUR THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW!!: Our first Zoom Webinar! aired on AMFM Radio in Maui County and subsequently Podcasted! North America Smart Energy Week 299 subscribers How are companies in the solar & storage industry adapting to the COVID crisis? With shutdowns and slowdowns across the U.S. and the world, what are solar & storage companies doing to mitigate this economic downturn, while also keeping an eye on future growth? This webinar will explore different perspectives on navigating the current market conditions that lead to future success. On this webinar: Lior Handelsman - Vice President, Marketing and Product Strategy & Founder at SolarEdge Technologies Brian Warshay - Principal, Energy Storage and DERs at DNV GL Josh Porter & Jason Verkaart - Hosts at SolarCoaster
155 - Jen Szaro, former SEPA VP, Research opens SPI-NASEW 2019 with a Coaster interview
Jen Szaro formerly SEPA(Smart Electric Power Alliance) VP of Research - helped us kick off SPI NASEW back in 2019 in Salt Lake City. We love spending time with the SEPA folks at the start of every show as it is always such an education for us. It gets our minds stirring and on the lookout for the breakout winners at the conference ahead.. tech, companies, people and ideas..SEPA is a great organization to keep tabs on! https://sepapower.org
154 - Tiny House Container #2 with Roger Brul
Session #2 doesn't disappoint as Roger walks us through some of the more nuanced value propositions of Shipping Container Living. Josh is sold and plans on taking full advantage of Maui County's new double ADU for R TMK's! Keep on the lookout www.tinyhousecontainer.com
153 - David Grinspoon talks Plan B? The eventual settling of our solar system!
David Grinspoon outlines our approach and timeline to travel & settlement within our solar system. Plan B? Linh Tran of LG Chem calls in and shares LG's expereince donating 30k masks to installers around the USA. Josh and Jay take some time to look at the Green tech' s revised outlook on the solar industry in 2020 in news and events. Lanai's Sensei Retreat looks more like a "tech startup than a wellness retreat"
152 - Maui Mana Monitoring with Zoltan Milaskey
Jump on the Coaster with Josh & Jay and hear all about new methods to integrate and monitor solar, storage and EV systems in one platform. https://www.manamonitoring.com/ Zoltan has created a top 15 global monitoring company right here in Maui harnessing the cutting edge experience here in the Hawaii marketplace and exporting this expertise to the world. SHOW NOTES: Global https://www.pv-tech.org/news/spanish-pv-hits-historic-generation-record-in-month-of-lockdown https://finance.yahoo.com/news/solar-firm-azuri-helping-off-155400660.html https://www.pv-magazine.com/2020/04/03/golden-pv-panels-for-balcony-solar-systems/ https://www.pv-magazine.com/2020/04/02/solaria-sues-canadian-solar-for-patent-infringement-on-pv-cell-shingling-tech/ Tech https://www.pv-magazine.com/2020/04/02/solaria-sues-canadian-solar-for-patent-infringement-on-pv-cell-shingling-tech/ https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/tech/solar-windows-ubiquitous-energy-california/index.html https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/solar-panel-landfill-deemed-safe-as-recycling-options-grow Resi https://energynews.us/digests/residential-solar-installers-see-work-disappear-amid-pandemic/ National https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/sungevity-again-lays-off-nearly-400-employees-citing-coronavirus https://www.record-bee.com/2020/04/02/californias-next-renewable-energy-goal-a-million-solar-batteries/ https://www.wired.com/story/solar-panels-best-social-fad-ever/ Hawaii https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2020/03/27/morning-brief-hawaii-is-installing-batteries-to-support-solar-and-wind-ted-danson-on-energy-storage/ https://www.energy-storage.news/news/virtual-community-meetings-held-for-input-on-hawaiian-electrics-1378gwh-ene https://cleantechnica.com/2020/04/01/hawaiian-electric-plans-nearly-1-gigawatt-hour-of-battery-storage-mostly-from-tesla-megapacks/ http://redgreenandblue.org/2020/04/03/100-renewable-energy-hawaii-adds-1-gigawatt-hour-battery-storage-mostly-tesla-megapacks/ https://electrek.co/2020/03/29/tesla-biggest-batteries-world-hawaii-megapacks/ https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/trumps-war-on-solar-power-968511/ Maui https://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2020/04/hawaiian-electric-proposes-its-own-self-build-battery-storage-in-pulehu/ Transpo https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2020/04/03/social-distancing-makes-powering-evs-with-solar-a-good-idea/ Finance https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-solar-market-hit-2020-134501384.html
151 - Community Resilience: Linda Puppolo - Maui Cty , Will Giese - HSEA, Jen Oberg - Maui Mask Fund
The SolarCoaster covers the fast evolving community, business and government response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We start out with a call in from Linda Puppolo from Maui County, discussing the new website to cover unemployment claims, training, SBA loans. https://www.mauiamericanjobcenter.com/ William Giese of HSEA calls in and reviews how the solar industry in Hawaii is responding. http://www.hsea.org/ We wrap the show with a call in from Jen Oberg sharing her experience of Sewing masks for medical professionals around Maui county. Email to: Julie MacMillan - HaleMahina1@gmail.com SHOW NOTES: Global https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/economics-of-european-solar-braced-to-ride-out-coronavirus-storm https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-27/global-solar-wind-growth-will-be-erased-this-year-rystad-says Tech https://cleantechnica.com/2020/03/26/solar-fuel-yep-its-a-genuine-artificial-leaf/ Resi C&I National https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidblackmon/2020/03/25/solar-ceo-expand-investment-tax-credit-to-include-domestic-oil-and-gas/#5a8a4ff63c06 https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2020/03/26/guide-to-installing-residential-solar-amid-a-global-pandemic/ https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/much-u.s-solar-manufacturing-continues-despite-covid-19-restrictions https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/03/tesla-plans-to-retool-solar-panel-factory-to-make-medtronic-ventilators/ Hawaii https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1059832 https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2020/03/27/morning-brief-hawaii-is-installing-batteries-to-support-solar-and-wind-ted-danson-on-energy-storage/ https://bigislandnow.com/2020/03/13/rising-sun-solar-implements-precautions-due-to-covid-19/ https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/03/11/uh-team-wins-heco-challenge/ https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/03/25/breaking-news/developer-of-palehua-wind-farm-in-waianae-withdraws-its-bid/ Finance https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/26/why-general-electric-vivint-solar-and-clean-energy.aspx https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-27/global-solar-wind-growth-will-be-erased-this-year-rystad-says