Bienvenidos and Welcome to Episode 20 of SunCast, and Episode 2 in the Latam Founders Series, which is being brought to you through a special collaboration with Enphase Energy.  If you didn’t have a chance to hear the setup episode last week, go back and check out Episode 16, as I speak with Luis Morales at Enphase about why we wanted to collaborate on this specific series of conversations.

As you may have noticed in the show title - today’s episode, and several others in the series, is completely in Spanish, si, totalmente en espanol.  One of the ideas I'm exploring with Enphase's support is whether there is an audience for our content in Spanish.  So, if you don't speak or understand Spanish, you’ll want to key in on the [ES] in the show title, just like today's which let’s you now ahead of time - they're totally in Spanish.

If that is you, and you don’t speak Spanish - have no fear, b/c I’ll also be releasing some minisodes like the one I did this past Wednesday with Rod Barfield.  The content will vary, but it will be a bite-sized morsel of sunshine, in English, to brighten your week!  If that’s you, or if you missed it, go back and listen to that one instead, it’s only 15 min.

So, more about Enlight:  

Julian and his partner Roberto founded the company as Enerclima several years ago, but in 2016 they took on investment and rebranded the company as Enlight, aimed at taking a leadership role in the Distributed solar market in Mexico.

Julian and I discuss lots of things particular to their business as well as the Mexico market generally:

  • History of Enlight's foundation, formation, growth and inflection points.

  • Role and/or importance of technology in scaling the business

  • details around how Enlight has overcome obstacles and roadblocks to deploying projects, to growing the company

  • Financed systems as a means for growth (vs turnkey ownership)

We hope you get a ton of value from today’s episode, but are interested in learning more about Enlight, I encourage you to visit their website or their Facebook Page.

If you like what you hear, please SHARE it!

And be sure to check out all the rest of the episodes in this Latam Founder series - stay tuned!!!

Julian's Bold Prediction:

In the next year, a clear #1 player will emerge in the Mexico DG Solar space!

Habits he practices that improve his life and business:

He has learned to "turn it off" when he leaves work.
He loves travel and having fun outside of work, especially in sports-related activiteis like playing Paddle Tennis
And an amazing habit he has developed that is rather un-latino - he credits the habit of Punctuality as a key marker to his success!
 

Resources in this episode:

Enlight website

you can email Julian

Books:

Hard thing about Hard Things - Ben Horowitz

The Power of Habit - Charles Duhick

The Founder's Dilemmas - Noam Wasserman

 

About SunCast Author:

Nico Johnson is the creator and host of SunCast, a regular conversation with Solar Industry professionals who are leading in emerging solar markets.  The content of the show is geared towards listeners looking for insights on where the markets are headed, how to position themselves or their companies, and what today's market leaders do to stay ahead of the pack.

Nico is a 10-year veteran of the solar industry, having led development in the US and Latin America for global companies like Trina Solar and Conergy.  He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and is considered one of the market's leading experts on solar PV expansion in the region.

Nico can be reached at nico@mysuncast.com