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The Interchange: Recharged podcast is a leading global clean tech podcast that has been running since 2017. Each fortnight we invite experts and industry leaders from the world of clean tech and energy to join in a deep dive about their tech, the future of their sector, funding and policy impacts.

We aim to provide a platform for start-ups, new companies and organisations who are innovating and solving real world problems in the energy transition. Our listeners are energy experts, industry evangelists who’re interested in companies that do pioneering work to accelerate the transition.

Our host David Banmiller takes our audience through a 45-60 minute exploration of the revolutionary tech these companies are developing, asking about the history, the ongoing work and the vision our guests have for their business. The conversation often turns to funding and policy as well.

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The Interchange: Recharged podcast is a leading global clean tech podcast that has been running since 2017. Each fortnight we invite experts and industry leaders from the world of clean tech and energy to join in a deep dive about their tech, the future of their sector, funding and policy impacts.

We aim to provide a platform for start-ups, new companies and organisations who are innovating and solving real world problems in the energy transition. Our listeners are energy experts, industry evangelists who’re interested in companies that do pioneering work to accelerate the transition.

Our host David Banmiller takes our audience through a 45-60 minute exploration of the revolutionary tech these companies are developing, asking about the history, the ongoing work and the vision our guests have for their business. The conversation often turns to funding and policy as well.

    Green Tech Investments, Green Washing and SPACS

    Green Tech Investments, Green Washing and SPACS

    To continue to accelerate the energy transition investment in clean tech companies is essential. We’ve seen more growth in the last 5 years than the last 100 with trillions of dollars flooding the market in the interests of accelerating the path to Net Zero.

    On today's Interchange, David is joined by Matthew Nordan for an eye-opening conversation. Matthew is the General Partner of Azolla Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage tech companies with the potential for gigaton-scale climate impact. Azolla have unique evaluation criteria; gigaton scale climate impact, the principle of additionality and only investing in cases where they can see bullet point level seed milestones.

    In this episode, David and Matthew discuss the current investor appetite for green tech investments, how the sector deals with green washing and whether SPACS are still an effective tool.

    Follow us on Twitter @theinterchange

    The Interchange is brought to you by JinkoSolar, a leading solar panel manufacturer and energy storage integrator.

    JinkoSolar now offers energy storage for a variety of residential, C&I, and utility projects.

    To learn more about Jinko’s EAGLE Storage products visit www.jinkosolar.us/interchange.

    • 48 min
    The Interchange: Live At The Solar & Energy Storage Summit - Day 3 Recap

    The Interchange: Live At The Solar & Energy Storage Summit - Day 3 Recap

    Wood Mackenzie’s Solar Energy and Storage Summit has wrapped for 2022.

    Across 3 days of talks on solar and storage, David Banmiller was live in San Diego, bringing you highlights from each day of the conference.

    On the final day we have a packed show for you, featuring an extended interview with Kelly Sarber from Strategic Management Group and Vanessa Witte, Senior Research Analyst on Solar Storage at Wood Mackenzie, as they go in depth into the current state of the storage market.

    We're also joined by Ty Keefe from EPC Power, Justin Hopkins from Franklin Whole Homes, Ananth Benedict from Phoenix Contact, Aaron Bingham from BayWA r.e Solar and Wilfred Audley from eleXsys Energy as they give their thoughts on the future of storage and their tech is impacting the market.

    With extra discussions with analysts Rachel Goldstein and Sylvia Martinez on ESG investment this episode is full of analysis on the key role solar storage will play in the energy transition.




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    The Interchange is brought to you by JinkoSolar, a leading solar panel manufacturer and energy storage integrator.

    JinkoSolar now offers energy storage for a variety of residential, C&I, and utility projects.

    To learn more about Jinko’s EAGLE Storage products visit www.jinkosolar.us/interchange.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Interchange: Live At The Solar & Energy Storage Summit - Day 2 Recap [Bonus Episode]

    The Interchange: Live At The Solar & Energy Storage Summit - Day 2 Recap [Bonus Episode]

    Wood Mackenzie’s Solar Energy and Storage Summit is on now, and we’re bringing you all the action from 3 days of talks right here on The Interchange.

    Host David Banmiller is live in San Diego, bringing you highlights from each day of the conference.

    We're here on day 2 of the summit, and the focus of the day is on the ever-evolving connection between solar and storage. In this recap of the second day, David is joined by Bridget Van Dorsten, Hydrogen Research Analyst, to look at solar-to-hydrogen tech, Matt Cox from Greenlink Analytics to explore the ESG impact on projects in terms of job creation and the displacement of fossil fuels and Michelle Davis, Principle Analyst of Distributed Solar, to talk trends in the solar markets.




    Follow us on Twitter @InterchangeShow




    The Interchange is brought to you by JinkoSolar, a leading solar panel manufacturer and energy storage integrator.

    JinkoSolar now offers energy storage for a variety of residential, C&I, and utility projects.

    To learn more about Jinko’s EAGLE Storage products visit www.jinkosolar.us/interchange.

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    • 45 min
    The Interchange: Live At The Solar & Energy Storage Summit - Day 1 Recap [Bonus Episode]

    The Interchange: Live At The Solar & Energy Storage Summit - Day 1 Recap [Bonus Episode]

    Wood Mackenzie’s Solar Energy and Storage Summit is on now, and we’re bringing you all the action from 3 days of talks right here on The Interchange.

    Host David Banmiller is live in San Diego, bringing you highlights from each day of the conference.

    Across the next 3 special episodes, David talks to some of the best and brightest in solar and storage, exploring new technology and policies.  

    Day 1 is all about solar. In this recap of the first day, David explores the implications of the Biden administration's recent announcement to boost domestic solar production, with some big industry names: Chris Seiple, Vice-Chairman Energy Transition and Renewables at Wood Mackenzie, Sean Gallagher, Vice President of State & Regulatory Affairs at the SEIA, and Wood Mac's Head of Solar Xiaojing Sun.




    Follow us on Twitter @InterchangeShow




    The Interchange is brought to you by JinkoSolar, a leading solar panel manufacturer and energy storage integrator.

    JinkoSolar now offers energy storage for a variety of residential, C&I, and utility projects.

    To learn more about Jinko’s EAGLE Storage products visit www.jinkosolar.us/interchange.

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 42 min
    6 Months of The Interchange: Recharged - Best Of

    6 Months of The Interchange: Recharged - Best Of

    It's been 6 months since our new host David Banmiller joined the Interchange. In that time he has journeyed through the world of solar storage, EV policy in the US and UK, carbon capture, and hydrogen. The podcast has explored the power of community solar, geothermal energy technology and sustainable rocket fuel.

    We've been joined by CEOs from Alight, Quaise Energy, Ecosene and more and David has spoken with some of the leading innovators in every field of renewable energy, and dived deep into emerging tech that could solve some of the biggest problems facing the energy transition.

    For this special episode - we look back at some of the highlights of the past 6 months, featuring clips from Alight, the Coalition for Community Solar Access, WattTime, UC Davis, Quaise Energy and Ecosene.

    A message from David:

    It’s been a journey on the Interchange: Recharged so far. I’ve learned more in the last 6 months than I ever hoped to as the host of the show, and it’s taken me to some really interesting places. Solar Power Purchase Agreements in Norway, geothermal energy at MIT, sustainable rocket fuel in the UK, and other emerging technologies from all over the world. I can’t wait for the next 6 months, and beyond, so thanks for joining me so far, and I look forward to taking you on the next step of the journey with me.

    We’ll be back in 2 weeks and taking a look at the financing of the energy transition, with Matthew Nordan, Partner at Azolla Ventures. The podcast is also going to be heading off to the Solar and Storage Energy Summit from June 6-9, where I'll be broadcasting live from the 3 days of solar and storage talk with some of the biggest names in the industry.

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    • 56 min
    The Future of Lithium Extraction

    The Future of Lithium Extraction

    We are currently going through a reformation of the power grid, and a revitalization process in how we produce clean energy. Not only are there more ways to create and harness energy than ever before, but there are also new ways to store that energy. The energy storage industry is booming, but the modern batteries we use require one key component; lithium. To continue utilizing and perfecting these batteries, however, requires a sustainable and environmentally sound method of lithium and mineral extraction. 

    On today's Interchange, we had the pleasure of having Zachary Sadow sit down with David for an eye-opening conversation. Zachary is the CEO and Co-founder of KMX Technologies. KMX is an emerging leader in rare Earth mineral extraction and wastewater treatment. Why is this important? Today's modern batteries require high levels of lithium ion, a finite material. KMX is changing the process of how we extract these minerals from the Earth and making sure the wastewater from these processes is returned to its pure form. Not only is KMX improving wastewater treatment processes, but they are in turn improving living conditions around these sites as well.

    In this episode, David queries Zac on the traditional processes for extracting lithium. What is the commercial use concentration that the lithium needs to be at? What policy and government action does KMX need to help the progress of its business? As always, we find out if the model is viable, and the technology tried and tested.

    Follow us on Twitter @InterchangeShow




    The Interchange is brought to you by JinkoSolar, a leading solar panel manufacturer and energy storage integrator.

    JinkoSolar now offers energy storage for a variety of residential, C&I, and utility projects.

    To learn more about Jinko’s EAGLE Storage products visit www.jinkosolar.us/interchange.

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
476 Ratings

476 Ratings

Colonel Sanchez ,

An invaluable pillar of the energy transition

Very grateful to Shayle and Stephen for their tireless work producing quality, cutting-edge content. Such a gift for our industry.

bluebill987 ,

Used to be a great show…

But the change in host, and apparent change in focus, has pretty much ruined this once excellent podcast. I haven’t unsubscribed yet, but probably will soon if there are not some improvements…

Guy Har ,

Greenwashing

Latest CCS episode is pure greenwashing garbage. Unsubscribed.

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