Silicon Ranch Radio explores the American solar energy frontier. Listen in as we discover opportunities and challenges, with thought-leaders, industry and technology leaders, and our partners and community members.
Day of Honor
Memorial Day is a beloved holiday across America. But how many people truly know and understand the meaning behind this patriotic day of honor? And how is it different from holidays such as Veterans Day and Independence Day? In today’s special episode of Silicon Ranch Radio, Jim Bausell talks with three individuals from some of the communities Silicon Ranch serves. Listen in as our colleagues, partners, and neighbors reflect on Memorial Day and share its personal significance to them.
Powered by Partnerships
In this episode, Jim sits down with Gil Hough, the Executive Director for the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA). Gil has been a leader, a consensus builder, and a true champion of the solar energy efforts within the Tennessee Valley. Jim and Gil discuss the power of partnerships and how it draws all of us together to make solar do more. So, listen in and be inspired as we explore how joining together helps us all to accomplish great things within the solar industry.
Making Solar Do More with Agrivoltaics
We are re-joined by Director of Regenerative Energy and Land Management, Michael Baute. Michael is responsible for a new website, regenerativeenergy.org, which contains the Regenerative Energy Standard. He built his team to oversee our innovative holistic land management platform while increasing the number of solar farms implementing it. Also find out what ‘agrivoltaics’ is and how we are using it to make solar do more for local communities, American agriculture, and the land we are fortunate to stewar
Back to the Future: Clean Electricity Powers and Benefits the World
In this episode, Jim sits down with Keith Dennis, Vice President of Consumer Member Engagement at NRECA, the national association that represents 900 plus electric cooperatives serving the daily electricity needs of consumers in 48 states. We'll take a deep dive into the new ‘Beneficial Electrification World’ Keith first described in his 2015 white paper titled Environmentally Beneficial Electrification and discuss the important role clean renewable energy will play in this far-reaching energy transitio
A Solar Power Journey: Lessons Learned with Matt Kisber
In this episode, Jim Bausell is joined by Silicon Ranch’s Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Matt Kisber. Matt is an innovator, entrepreneur, and community and economic development leader with a fascinating background — from the Tennessee state legislature to serving as the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic Development under Governor Phil Bredesen. In their conversation, Matt shares with Jim the journey he took with his partners in making a solar dream come true.
Making Solar Shine For You
In this episode, our host Jim Bausell is joined by Silicon Ranch’s Senior Vice President of Technology and Asset Management, Nick de Vries. Nick is a problem solver, inventor, and veteran. In their conversation, Nick speaks with Jim about how he arrived at Silicon Ranch and what goes into his team’s work to manage our portfolio of more than 140 solar power plants across 14 states coast to coast...Here's a hint: DATA!