158 episodes

The Solar Maverick Podcast is the insiders guide to where the solar and energy markets meet entrepreneurship and trailblazing. Hosted by Benoy Thanjan - a serial entrepreneur and founder of Reneu Energy one of the industries top companies. Benoy is known for his passion, leadership and style. Always eager to truly learn from his guests, Thanjan digs deep and provides a tangible blueprint for his listeners to put what he’s learning to immediate use - making the show not only funny but entertaining, energetic and hyper -useful.

Solar Maverick Podcast Benoy Thanjan

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    • 4.7 • 77 Ratings

The Solar Maverick Podcast is the insiders guide to where the solar and energy markets meet entrepreneurship and trailblazing. Hosted by Benoy Thanjan - a serial entrepreneur and founder of Reneu Energy one of the industries top companies. Benoy is known for his passion, leadership and style. Always eager to truly learn from his guests, Thanjan digs deep and provides a tangible blueprint for his listeners to put what he’s learning to immediate use - making the show not only funny but entertaining, energetic and hyper -useful.

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    The League Episode 1-The Latest Clean Energy Trends with Benoy Thanjan and David Magid

    The League Episode 1-The Latest Clean Energy Trends with Benoy Thanjan and David Magid

    The League is a new podcast with my co-host David Magid! You give us 5 minutes, we give you the latest clean energy trends.

    Weekly Energy Briefings Episode #1 is live .

    Episode 1 – Jan 2024 Briefing Highlights:

    -Interest Rates increase as impacted solar development


    -Transferibility Update of Tax Credits


    -Domestic Adder-IRA



    -Update on Brookfield Transactions


    Exclusive insights from industry experts navigating the constantly changing renewable energy industry.

    Keeping YOU in the know and empowered, this series is your weekly power hub for the latest in project finance, renewable energy, and power generation.


    IF you have any questions or comments, reach out to us info@reneuenergy.com.

    • 7 min
    SMP 158: How Solstice differentiates from other Customer Acquisition and Management Companies?

    SMP 158: How Solstice differentiates from other Customer Acquisition and Management Companies?

    In this episode of the Solar Maverick Podcast, Benoy speaks with Sandhya Murali who is the Co-Founder & COO of Solstice.  Solstice connects households and businesses to local clean energy sources that provide guaranteed annual savings.  Sandhya speaks about churn and retention for their community solar customers, partnering with solar developers on RFPs for their customer acquisition strategy, and how the Inflation Reduction Act has impacted their business.

    • 29 min
    SMP 157: Proposed California Community Solar Program Update(April 2024)

    SMP 157: Proposed California Community Solar Program Update(April 2024)

    In this episode of the Solar Maverick Podcast, Benoy spoke about the proposed community solar legislation in California with Derek Chernow with CCSA,  Stephanie Doyle from SEIA, and Steve Campbell from Vote Solar.

    • 33 min
    SMP 156: How to develop Solar and Storage on Disturbed Land with AC Power?

    SMP 156: How to develop Solar and Storage on Disturbed Land with AC Power?

    In this episode of the Solar Maverick Podcast, Benoy speaks with Annika Colston who is the President and Founder of AC Power.  AC Power is an award winning NYC certified (“Women Business Enterprise”) WBE focused on converting low value land into revenue-generating solar energy sites.  Annika speaks about many interesting topics like the complexities of developing on disturbed land, the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act, and her suggestions to start a clean energy company.

    • 42 min
    SMP 155: Capital Solutions for Real Estate for Solar and Battery Storage with SolaREIT

    SMP 155: Capital Solutions for Real Estate for Solar and Battery Storage with SolaREIT

    In this episode of the Solar Maverick Podcast, Benoy speaks with Laura Pagliarulo who is the President and Founder of SolaREIT.  SolaREIT™ invests in land related to solar and battery developments through land acquisitions, lease monetization, and project re-powering.  Laura speaks about many interesting topics like how their  cost of capital is lower compared to development capital, why it is better for developers to lead with land purchase option than lease option with the land owner, and solar trends.

    • 33 min
    SMP 154: How Aurora Solar is innovating the residential and commercial sales experience through software?

    SMP 154: How Aurora Solar is innovating the residential and commercial sales experience through software?

    n this episode of the Solar Maverick Podcast, Benoy speaks with Paul Grana who is Solar Software Leader and GM of HelioScope at Aurora Solar. Aurora’s cloud-based software transforms solar design, sales, and delivery. With just an address and electric bill, Aurora empowers you to generate a full, accurate, and customizable design for every customer.  Paul speaks about many interesting topics like how AI has impacted Aurora, listening to the customer has led to the company being cutting edge, and solar trends.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

sjackovics ,

My favorite solar energy podcast!

Benoy is a fantastic host and this podcast does a great job covering all aspects of the solar industry. He always selects captivating interviewees, every episode is unique, and I never fail to end an episode without feeling both educated and entertained. Great podcast!

846B460F5C ,

Excellent insight and not only on solar

Absolutely amazing podcast, with added benefit of other business topics and insights. Many thanks!

ConnorNYC ,

Favorite Energy Podcast

Benoy does a great job discussing all aspects of renewable energy industry in an easily digestible manner. Awesome interviews with renewable energy leaders. Great source of information to stay up to date with market trends.

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