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SolarWakeup Live! is the insider's guide to the solar and energy markets. Hosted by Yann Brandt, the managing editor of SolarWakeup and CEO of Wakeup Media.

Yann Brandt is a veteran executive of the solar industry. After several startups, Yann also founded SolarWakeup, the most influential newsletter in the industry. SolarWakeup is now a big part of Wakeup Media and Yann continues to work in solar investing hundreds of millions of dollars across the Country.

Join Yann as he walks you through the most important issues in energy. With expert guests and insiders that have been in your shoes and tell you what creates an impact in your business every day.

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SolarWakeup Live! is the insider's guide to the solar and energy markets. Hosted by Yann Brandt, the managing editor of SolarWakeup and CEO of Wakeup Media.

Yann Brandt is a veteran executive of the solar industry. After several startups, Yann also founded SolarWakeup, the most influential newsletter in the industry. SolarWakeup is now a big part of Wakeup Media and Yann continues to work in solar investing hundreds of millions of dollars across the Country.

Join Yann as he walks you through the most important issues in energy. With expert guests and insiders that have been in your shoes and tell you what creates an impact in your business every day.

    14. Dan Shugar, CEO of Nextracker, on his 30 years in solar and how the growth will keep going

    14. Dan Shugar, CEO of Nextracker, on his 30 years in solar and how the growth will keep going

    Dan Shugar is the CEO of Nextracker, a FLEX company. Dan, or Shug as his friends call him, has been in the solar industry for nearly 30 years and in some way always thought about trackers.

    In this interview we talk about his background and how he has built several companies in solar with success and why Nextracker is a market share leader in most markets around the world.

    This is an interview you don't want to miss. Some links to things we talked about in the podcast.

    His testimony to Congress
    https://www.nextracker.com/2020/09/testimony-of-dan-shugar-founder-and-ceo-nextracker-house-committee-on-natural-resources-subcommittee-on-energy-and-mineral-resources/

    A video about his band
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMkjEmAtMOc

    Solar Battle of The Bands at the Warfield
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aFYeRau0ME

    • 57 min
    13. CEO of SEIA, Abby Hopper, Reflects On Biden Victory And McConnell's Senate

    13. CEO of SEIA, Abby Hopper, Reflects On Biden Victory And McConnell's Senate

    13. CEO of SEIA, Abby Hopper, Reflects On Biden Victory And McConnell's Senate by Yann Brandt

    • 45 min
    12. Deregulating Energy Monopolies In the Southeast with Mike O'Boyle From Energy Innovation

    12. Deregulating Energy Monopolies In the Southeast with Mike O'Boyle From Energy Innovation

    In this episode of the SolarWakeup podcast, Yann talks to Mike O’Boyle from Energy Innovation where he is the Director of Electricity Policy. Energy Innovation recently published a report authored by Mike that looks at the southeastern US energy market if it were based on competitive power markets instead of monopolies.

    The results are as expected, consumers would have cleaner electricity at lower prices while more jobs are created. This RTO would span from Florida to the Carolinas and into the Gulf Coast. These energy service areas are largely served by the largest IOUs in the Country that have incredible regulatory capture. We talk about the politics of implementing this and where it has been done before.

    If you enjoy this episode, check out our other SolarWakeup podcasts. Please subscribe and leave a 5 star rating for us. You can find Yann on twitter @YannBrandt

    Energy Innovation Report on Southeast RTO
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    • 37 min
    11. C&I Solar Fixed By Retail Energy Company Startup with Catalyst Power's Gabe Phillips

    11. C&I Solar Fixed By Retail Energy Company Startup with Catalyst Power's Gabe Phillips

    In this episode Yann talks to Gabe Phillips, the CEO and founder of Catalyst Power. Catalyst received the backing of BP Energy Partners to the tune of $60million in order to scale their retail energy business.

    Gabe describes the novel approach to distributed generation development in coordination with the retail energy business under the same business umbrella. Gabe was the CEO and founder of GP Energy Management which was acquired by Genscape a few years ago.

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    • 29 min
    10. There Is Data In Aerial Imagery with Tim Rochman from EagleView Technologies

    10. There Is Data In Aerial Imagery with Tim Rochman from EagleView Technologies

    In this episode Yann talks to Tim Rochman who leads all things solar at EagleView Technologies. Eagleview works with municipalities and insurance companies around the Country to provide data on real estate or after a natural disaster.

    Eagleview entered the solar market to help solar installers get better data through imagery for faster and more accurate sales and installation processes.

    If you enjoy this episode please tell a friend, rate and subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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    • 35 min
    9. What Is A Virtual Battery? With Extensible Energy's CEO John Powers

    9. What Is A Virtual Battery? With Extensible Energy's CEO John Powers

    In this episode Yann talks to John Powers of Extensible Energy. Extensible sells the DemandEx platform which is referred to as a virtual battery.

    The virtual battery allows buildings to operate more efficiently with minimal hardware, lowering the cost of implementation and speeding up the process. By managing thermal loads, DemandEx is targeting the solar industry as an additional solution to lower demand charges.

    Please like and 5-star this episode on your podcast app.

    www.extensibleenergy.com

    • 29 min

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Yann is both experienced and smart about the solar market and an engaging radio personality. Recipe for an informative, entertaining and overall outstanding podcast.

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