137 episodes

Sean White teaches solar and storage classes and seminars around the world and inside your home (online). He is known for helping people get NABCEP certified. This podcast contains an assortment of topics, with an emphasis on solar and storage technical knowledge. Up your game! Catch a photon! Save the planet! Learn more and go to www.solarSEAN.com

Sean White‘s Solar and Energy Storage Podcast whitehousesolar

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Sean White teaches solar and storage classes and seminars around the world and inside your home (online). He is known for helping people get NABCEP certified. This podcast contains an assortment of topics, with an emphasis on solar and storage technical knowledge. Up your game! Catch a photon! Save the planet! Learn more and go to www.solarSEAN.com

    Christopher Johnson Climate Tech Consultant

    Christopher Johnson Climate Tech Consultant

    Christopher has and has had many roles in the solar and storage industry. Currently he is a consultant and has fractional leadership roles in various companies, such as Kevala. Christopher was also the CEO and COO of Blue Planet, which is pioneer in using Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) lithium-ion batteries. Christopher has worked with SEPA. Christopher Johnson takes things off the plate of busy CEOs. He lives and works in San Francisco, the climate tech capital of the world!
     
    Topics Covered:
    Kevala www.kevala.com
    Blue Planet www.blueplanetenergy.com
    Tesla
    Distributed Energy
    Ford F150
    Bidirectional EVs
    California 100% EVs by 2035
    Clean Energy Buyers Association www.cebuyers.com
    NorCal solar www.norcalsolar.com
    Rice University
    Batteries
    AI = Artificial Intelligence
    Seneca Nation
    EV = Electric Vehicle
    SEPA = Smart Electric Power Association www.sepapower.com
    SEIA = Solar Energy Industry Association www.seia.com
    RE+ www.re-plus.com
    VPPA = Virtual Power Purchase Agreement
    Tesla Powerwall
    NEM = Net Energy Metering
    Bidirectional Electric Vehicle
     
     
     
    Reach Christopher Johnson here:
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/enlighten/
     
    Learn more at www.solarSEAN.com and be sure to get NABCEP certified by takingSean’s classes at www.heatspring.com/sean

    • 51 min
    Kerim Baran and the 2nd coming of solaracademy.com

    Kerim Baran and the 2nd coming of solaracademy.com

    Back in the 2009/2010 Ontario FIT era, Sean was teaching classes for the Ontario Solar Academy and the Solar Coaster ended that job and the Ontario Solar Academy, however Sean discovered 14 years later that solaracademy.com has a 2nd live and Kerim is posting videos on the site. This podcast can also be seen on YouTube and on solaracademy.com. Kerim is an entrepreneur with a passion for renewable energy and a history of many things.
     
    Kerim founded Civic Solar and sold it to CED Greentech
    Kerim is the Managing Director of Enki Solar Investments
     
    Topics covered:
    Kerim Baran www.linkedin.com
    Ontario Solar academy
    Nico Johnson www.linkedin.com
    Civic Solar
    CED Greentech
    Solar Academy solaracademy.com
    Feed-in tariff 
    HeatSpring www.heatspring.com
    Infinite solar
    Jacob Travis
    CCA = Community Choice Aggregation  
    Paul Finn
    History of Solar Industry
    Sean White’s background
    Stuart Wentworth
    Quick mount PV
    HeatSpring courses and bundles www.heatspring.com/sean
    NABCEP = North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioner www.nabcep.com
    NorCal solar = Northern California Solar Energy Association www.norcalsolar.org
    ASES = American Solar Energy Society www.ases.com
     
    Check Kerim out at solaracademy.com and at www.linkedin.com
     
    Learn more at www.solarSEAN.com and be sure to get NABCEP certified by taking Sean’s classes at www.heatspring.com/sean

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Paul Subzak on Utility-Scale Solar Engineering

    Paul Subzak on Utility-Scale Solar Engineering

    This podcast episode, hosted by Sean White, features an extensive conversation with Paul Subzak about solar energy and energy storage. Recorded in Orinda, California, Sean and Paul discuss a range of topics from utility-scale solar projects to the technical details of electrical infrastructure, including wire sizing and inverters. They also delve into the impacts of regulatory aspects on renewable energy projects and explore the future of solar technology and practical field implementation. Both Sean, with his solar education background, and Paul, with his engineering experience, offer deep insights into the current trends and future directions of the renewable energy industry.
     
    Topics covered:
    Paul Subzak www.linkedin.com
    DG = Distributed generation
    Clear sky
    Solar Impulse
    Inverters
    Trunk bus
    Power outage and brownouts
    Recloser
    IPC = Insulation Piercing Connector
    IPP = Independent Power Producer
    Aluminum and copper wire
    AHJ = Authority Having Jurisdiction
    Copper Clad Steel
    CYME www.cyme.com/software/cymcap/
    Solar and energy storage
    Small Grid Interconnect
    Utility Scale Solar Projects
    Grid interconnect application
    NESC = National Electrical Safety Code
    High Voltage DC
    DG = Distribution Grid
    Transmission Grid
    Grounding
    Overcurrent Protection
    String inverters vs. Central inverters
    Transmission lines
    Grid following inverters
    Grid forming inverters
    Spinning reserves
    IBR = Inverter Based Resource
    MPPT = Maximum Power Point Tracking
    TE Connectivity
    Frequency regulation
    Geothermal Heat Pumps
    Transmission lines
    Solar in Texas and California
    DC and AC wire
    Duct banks
    ERCOT = Electric Reliability Council of Texas www.ercot.com
    NorCal Solar = Northern California Solar Energy www.norcalsolar.org
    ASES = American Solar Energy Society www.ases.org
    ISES - International Solar Energy Society www.ises.org
     
    Reach Paul Subzak here:
    Conductor Power: www.conductorpower.com
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com
     
    Learn more at www.solarSEAN.com and be sure to get NABCEP certified by takingSean’s classes at www.heatspring.com/sean

    • 1 hr
    Ed Rottmann, CEO Chroma Energy Group

    Ed Rottmann, CEO Chroma Energy Group

    In this episode Sean White welcomes Ed Rottman, CEO of Chroma Energy Group, for a comprehensive discussion on renewable energy, particularly focusing on solar power and energy storage developments. They delve into Ed's background, Chroma Energy Group's operations, and the intricacies of distributed generation, utility scale storage, and the evolution of the solar industry. The conversation also covers innovative trends like agrivoltaics and bifacial photovoltaics, the impact of AI on renewable energy, and the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, including workforce development and infrastructure investments.
     
    Topics Covered:
    Chroma Energy Group www.chromaenergygroup.com
    Stowers Machinery Caterpillar Dealer www.stowerscat.com
    MDA = Missile Defense Agency www.mda.mil
    Booz Allen Hamilton www.boozallen.com
    Conservative Climate Caucus www.conservativeclimatecaucus.com
    Inflation Reduction Act
    TVA = Tennessee Valley Authority www.tva.com
    Al Gore www.algorewiki.com
    LPS = Local Power Companies 
    EPC = Engineering Procurement and Construction www.epc.com
    ACP = American Clean Power www.cleanpower.com
    AI technology 
    RE+ in Texas
    C&I = Commercial and Industrial
    DG = Distributed Generation
    Paul Subzak
    Electric Vehicle
    People against solar energy
    Agrivoltaics
    Fencing Bifacial PV
    Monofacial PV
    Nellis Solar Power Plant 14 megawatt (MW)
    Utility Scale Storage Projects
    EMS = Energy Management Systems
    Climate Week
    NorCal Solar www.norcalsolar.org
    SaaS = Software as a Service
    AI = Artificial Intelligence
    Impacts on how renewable energy does in the future
     
    You can reach Ed Rottmann here:
    Ed Rottmann www.linkedin.com/in/edward-rottmann/ 
    Chroma Energy Group www.chromaenergygroup.com
    Learn more at www.solarSEAN.com and be sure to get NABCEP certified by taking Sean’s classes at www.heatspring.com/sean

    • 42 min
    Tony Diaz talks Roofing and Solar with Johan Alfsen

    Tony Diaz talks Roofing and Solar with Johan Alfsen

    In this podcast, Sean White is joined by Tony Diaz, a seasoned roofer and solar expert, and Johan Alfson, a solar installation specialist. They dig deep into the evolution of solar roofing techniques, discussing early practices, industry standards, and the importance of quality installations. The conversation covers the challenges of maintaining roofing integrity, the impact of using modern materials like butyl, and the need for continuous education and proper business practices in the solar industry. They emphasized the value of quality over speed and cheap methods and highlighted the necessity for industry standards and certifications.
     
    Topics Covered:
    Stuart Wentworth
    Claudia Wentworth
    Ezra
    Quickmount PV
    Goop in a prayer
    Unirac www.unirac.com
    K2 www.k2-systems.com
    Rooftech www.rooftech.com
    Comp Shingle Roofs
    Bernoulli effect
    Metal Flashing
    Butyl roof
    DirecTV www.directv.com
    SnapNrack www.snapnrack.com
    O&M
    NABCEP www.nabcep.org
    Golden pledge warranty
    GAF roofing www.gaf.com
    Pitch Pocket
    RE+ Northern California
    Sales training
    Crap Solar on Facebook 
    Solar Hall of Shame
    NABCEP Conference
    NRCA = National Roofing Contractors Association www.nrca.net
    RISE = Roof Integrated Solar Energy
    SCI
    Jeff Spies
    Richard Lawrence
     
    Check them out here:
     
    Facebook: Century Roof & Solar 
    Instagram: @centuryroofandsolar
    LinkedIn: Century Roof And Solar
    No Utility Bills Inc: www.noutilitybills.com
    Century Roof and Solar: www.centuryroofandsolar.com
     
    Learn more at www.solarSEAN.com and be sure to get NABCEP certified by takingSean’s classes at www.heatspring.com/sean

    • 58 min
    John Coffman: Solar-Wind Hybrid Trees, too good to be true?

    John Coffman: Solar-Wind Hybrid Trees, too good to be true?

    Sean White talks to John Coffman from Commercial Solar about the innovative hybrid power tree. This new technology combines solar and wind energy. John shares insights about the design, engineering, and potential of these hybrid power trees, which are being manufactured in the Philippines. They also discuss partnerships, financing options, and the advantages of combining solar and wind power. Tune in to learn more about this exciting development in green technology.
     
    Topics Covered:
     
    Martin Navales
    Commercial Solar www.commercialsolar.biz
    Hybrid Power tree
    Solind Technology Corporation www.solindtechcorp.com
    Maxeon solar cells
    Sun Power www.us.sunpower.com
    Sunpower vs. Maxeon difference
    SKEPS www.skeps.com
    Primus wind turbine
    Enphase Battery System
    UL 61730
    Solar Windows
    Colored Solar
    Artistic Solar
    Solar Roadways
    Paint on Solar
    Smart Flowers
    Works at night
     
    Solar Tree description:
    PV-7.5 and 8kW-
    Wind-turbine is 13ft up
     
    Learn more at www.solarSEAN.com and be sure to get NABCEP certified by takingSean’s classes at www.heatspring.com/sean

    • 22 min

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Bela_Amelie ,

Great way to learn about Solar and Energy Storage on the go

I am always looking for a way to learn when I am doing other doings and this podcast is the only one I know that teaches technical PV and Energy Storage material from top experts and also is often funny and keeps me entertained. I need to know this stuff and its free! If only you could get NABCEP Credit for listening to a podcast.

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