Hear from energy pioneers from across the globe who are accelerating the shift to clean energy by making their own electric power for their homes, offices, and communities. Join TED speaker and Solar Inventions CEO Bill Nussey and co-host Sam Easterby as they talk to the individuals who are disrupting the century-old grid monopoly and making clean, local energy a reality. Visit FreeingEnergy.com for more.
Ryan Goodman: Are microgrids the future of reliable, clean energy?
Hurricanes, wildfires, even forced outages reveal shortcomings of our century-old grid. At the same time, a growing majority of people are looking to accelerate the shift towards cleaner energy. Microgrids sit at the center of these two trends and are becoming increasingly available and affordable. Ryan Goodman, CEO and Co-Founder of Scale Microgrid Solutions, explains how new technologies, designs, and financing solutions are reshaping the C&I market and turning our outdated grid into an energy internet.
Vikram Aggarwal: Why are millions of people putting solar on their roofs?
Rooftop solar growth is staggering. Why are so many going solar? Bill Nussey catches up with Vikram Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of EnergySage, the most popular web-based, solar marketplace and #1 source on solar information in the US for solar buyers. Vikram shares the personal story behind founding Energy Sage and the unique insights gained into the solar marketplace.
Choosing the right equipment, financing, and installers are key areas to focus on. Considering solar or just interested? Listen in.
Mike Casey: What is strategic brevity and how can it amplify the local energy story?
Interested in helping accelerate the shift to local renewable energy? Then this podcast is for you. Why? Framing the right message today is tricky, but our guest today has been helping clean tech companies and renewable energy groups for some 30 years and has powerful ideas on how to be more effective. Mike Casey, founder and president of TigerComm joins host Bill Nussey to discuss how to effectively put 21st Century Communication strategies to work in shaping our clean energy future.
Michael Sachse: Is part of the local renewable energy solution right under our feet?
Heating and cooling is just over 50% of the energy consumed in the average home, according to the USEIA. Add water heaters and that jumps to over 60%: a lot of energy. Today that energy is mostly supplied by electricity and natural gas. But, what if there was a local renewable resource for heating and cooling as clean as solar and right under our feet? Dandelion Energy CEO Michael Sachse shares how they are making the renewable technologies of geothermal energy more accessible and affordable today.
Charlie Gay: How Can the United States re-establish leadership in solar manufacturing?
Once the leader in the technology and manufacturing of solar products, the US lost that lead to China. But, if one company’s vision is realized, the US can again lead in this critical industry. FEP catches up with Charlie Gay, solar industry legend and CEO of startup Violet Power. With a game changing approach that almost cuts the cost of generating solar energy in half, Violet Power is poised to re-establish world-class solar manufacturing leadership in the US where the technology was first born.
James Marlow: Are rules and regulations keeping pace with innovation in solar energy?
For homeowners, communities, or commercial users it’ s not easy jumping all the compliance hurdles when building out a solar installation: But, how many of those hurdles are just adding cost and time and how many are really needed? Solar leader James Marlow gives us a peek inside the challenging rules and regulations piece of the local energy puzzle and how he thinks we can make positive changes making cutting red tape and cost along the way.