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Welcome to Episode 80 of Suncast!

Did you check out the last Suncast episode? It's with my friend and mentor, Jason Zook! Listen to it here!


Today on Suncast, you'll meet James Ellsmoor. James is a social entrepreneur with expertise in sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship in rural, remote and island regions.

The last 6 yrs He's been living, working and traveling in over 40 countries coordinating high-profile international renewable energy installations with government, private and nonprofit sectors. He's on the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 list for Energy and has been leading the efforts of the non-profit Solar Head of State for the last 5 yrs. 

Tune-in as we discuss these topics: 

  • How James got on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
  • The projects of Solar Head of State
  • How the Carribean is striving to lead the way in Solar.

Links & Resources:

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Solar Head of State

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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

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