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I hope you enjoyed last week's episode with Oleg pushing the envelope on commercial finance.

Today's episode is going to plumb the depths of the entrepreneurial journey with a CEO of a US-based solar module manufacturer who's had his share of failure and success, and most certainly understands how to cross the chasm.

I had the incredible pleasure of sitting down with Suvi Sharma, CEO of Solaria Corporation.

Suvi joined Solaria in 2003 and recruited a world-class management team, developed partnerships with industry-leading solar companies and raised $200 million from strategic financial investors. He just raised another $23 Million for Solaria's latest innovation.

Tune in Today as we Discuss:

  • Solaria's Newest Innovation: Architectural PV Glass
  • How Suvi gave his job to Dan Shugar, then took it back after they spun Nextracker out of Solaria.
  Solaria's Newest Innovation: Architectural PV Glass

Solaria's Newest Innovation: Architectural PV Glass

Links & Resources:

Follow Suvi on LinkedIn

Peter Thiel's book, Zero to One, Ch. 13 "Seeing Green":

Solaria's High-Efficiency Panel Targeting the Resi Market:

http://solarbuildermag.com/pv-modules/comforts-home-pv-module-market-adjusting-better-meet-needs-residential-customer/

Recent credibility for the Solaria XT high-efficiency module:

https://www.altenergymag.com/news/2017/12/08/-solaria-powerxt-high-efficiency-modules-added-to-mosaic%E2%80%99s-solar-financing-platform/27578/

About the Host of SunCast:

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 on Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickalus

or by email nico@mysuncast.com

Thanks again for setting aside THIS time in your day. Enjoy this week’s episode of SunCast, with Suvi Sharma.