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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 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.

    SMP 93: Solar Trends and 2020 Year in Review

    SMP 93: Solar Trends and 2020 Year in Review

    Benoy, our host of the podcast, speaks about solar trends and 2020 Year in Review.  He talks about when solar will be the cheapest form of electricity, how the solar industry has been resilient during the pandemic, what technologies will improve solar production, and many other interesting topics.  He is the CEO and Founder of Reneu Energy which is solar consulting and development company.

    • 21 min
    SMP 92: Expert’s Insights and Predications on Solar and Energy Storage

    SMP 92: Expert’s Insights and Predications on Solar and Energy Storage

    In this episode of the Solar Maverick Podcast, Benoy talks with Paul Wormser who is the Vice President of Technology at Clean Energy Associates which is solar PV and battery storage quality assurance, supply chain management and engineering services firm. Paul speaks about technology innovations in solar and storage, how the solar industry has been very resilient during the pandemic, panel technology innovation, and many other interesting topics.

    • 43 min
    SMP 91: Residential Solar Manufacturer innovates with their design, higher capacity panel, and strategic partnerships

    SMP 91: Residential Solar Manufacturer innovates with their design, higher capacity panel, and strategic partnerships

    Episode Summary
    In this episode of the Solar Maverick Podcast, Benoy talks with Suvi Sharma who the Founder and Director of Solaria.  Solaria is a leading premium residential solar manufacturer and has the solar industry’s most advanced solar panel technology.  Suvi speaks about how Solaria differentiates from other residential solar manufacturers, talks about the Solaria’s product innovations, and future trends that he is seeing in solar panels and other solar industry trends.  He also speaks about his entrepreneurship experiences and provides advice for entrepreneurs.
     
    Benoy Thanjan
    Benoy Thanjan is the Founder and CEO of Reneu Energy, as well as an advisor for several solar startup companies. Reneu Energy is a premier solar energy consulting firm and developer, and the company focuses on developing commercial and industrial solar, as well as utility-scale solar plus storage projects. The company also sources financing for solar projects and hedges both energy and environmental commodities. 
    Benoy received his first experience in Finance as an intern at D.E. Shaw & Co., which is a global investment firm with 37 billion dollars in investment capital. Before founding Reneu Energy, he was the SREC Trader in the Project Finance Group for SolarCity, which merged with Tesla in 2016. He originated SREC trades with buyers and co-developed their SREC monetization and hedging strategy with the senior management of SolarCity, to move into the east coast markets. Benoy also worked at Vanguard Energy Partners, Ridgewood Renewable Power, and Deloitte & Touche.
     
    Suvi Sharma
    Suvi Sharma, an industry thought leader in solar PV innovation, is responsible for leading Solaria’s strategic initiatives as it extends the applications of its technology. Mr. Sharma joined Solaria in 2003. He is a seasoned entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in company formation, fundraising, talent recruitment, business development and global operations of innovative companies in renewable energy, information technology and private equity. Suvi Sharma was co-founder and board member of NEXTracker until its acquisition by FLEX.  He began his career at Geocapital Partners, a $500 million international private equity firm, and founded and ran IVUS, an outsourced CRM provider. Mr. Sharma holds a B.S. in Statistics from Northwestern University.
     
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    Benoy Thanjan
    Email: info@reneuenergy.com 
    LinkedIn: Benoy Thanjan
    Website: https://www.reneuenergy.com
     
    Suvi Sharma
    Website:  https://www.solaria.com
    Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/suvi-sharma-414a0a80/
    YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpiWNrJCpQA2FORj_4bNCqA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-5irK1Juhw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrUKyj_k0UI    
    Email: suvi@solaria.com
     
    Top 20 Solar Energy Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021
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    • 48 min
    SMP 90: How Sage Energy Consulting lowers operating costs for their clients through the incorporation of different renewable energy technologies?

    SMP 90: How Sage Energy Consulting lowers operating costs for their clients through the incorporation of different renewable energy technologies?

    In this episode of the Solar Maverick Podcast, Benoy talks with Tom Williard who the CEO and Principal of Sage Energy Consulting.  Sage Energy Consulting works with clients to help them implement renewable energy and energy efficiency projects including solar, wind, energy storage, microgrids, fuel cells, and EV fleet transition planning and infrastructure support.  There are many interesting topics that Tom speaks about on this episode some of them are the many benefits of having microgrids, how PPAs have allowed more development of solar, and about EV fleet transition project.

    • 57 min
    SMP 89: Solar Expert is the First Person to Drive Cross Country in Solar Electric Vehicle.

    SMP 89: Solar Expert is the First Person to Drive Cross Country in Solar Electric Vehicle.

    In this episode of the Solar Maverick Podcast, Benoy talks with Joshua Hill who is a solar consultant and is recently the first person to drive across the United States with solar powered vehicle. Joshua took an electric box truck weighing in at over 8 tons fueling it with only solar power. He talks about his cross country journey, predictions regarding electric vehicles, and why solar panels will be more commonplace on vehicles in the future.   His life goal is to help more than one million American homes and businesses go solar—on their terms, in the right way.

    • 46 min
    SMP 88: The New Paradigm in Clean Energy Marketing

    SMP 88: The New Paradigm in Clean Energy Marketing

    In this episode of Solar Maverick, Benoy talks with Mike Casey who is the Founder and CEO at Tigercomm. Tigercomm is the leading U.S. cleantech PR, marketing communications and public affairs firm, counsels cleantech executives and investors and passionately designs, builds, and runs winning communications programs.  Mike discusses how clean energy companies should market during COVID, how stronger brands can help solar move out from under commoditization, how to be a thought leader, and many other interesting topics.

    • 41 min

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80 Ratings

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This is a fascinating podcast. I work in music, but I’m following this podcast to learn more about sustainability. While this podcast seems invaluable to industry insiders, it’s also accessible to non-industry people like me. Benoy is an intelligent, informed, and considerate host. He encourages guests to speak not only of their business ventures, but of the personal journeys that led them to working in solar. The podcast touches on a variety of interesting topics, including: new technologies, innovative business models, science, developments on local and international levels, and the relationship between solar entrepreneurs and other actors (governments, schools, other industries). Highly informative and enjoyable listening!

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