Welcome to Episode 81 of Suncast!
Did you check out the last Suncast episode? It's with James Ellsmoor who was on Forbes 30 Under 30 for Energy!
Today we have another Tactical Tuesday, short-form conversations with subject-matter experts that give you practical tools for building your solar business or career.
Josh Weiner is the CEO/Founder of SepiSolar, an SF Bay Area engineering services company that has taken a long view of the integration of storage with solar. He was notably one of the co-founders of another well-known storage company, Green Charge Networks.
Josh has gone on to develop grid-connected energy storage and micro-grid projects with NRG’s Station A team and NEXTracker’s integrated energy storage program, where Josh has played many roles in the development of energy storage products and services, including business, finance, policy, project, product, hardware, and software development.
Tune-in as we discuss these topics:
- 4 Questions Engineers should ask when evaluating energy storage $/kwh
- Depth-of-discharge and efficiency factors
- Maintenance and Safety of Lithium Batteries
- and a FREE resource YOU can use for your own calculations
Today's discussion stems from an article (link above) that Josh recently wrote on evaluating the cost/kWh of an energy storage project, and the common pitfalls inherent in this analysis. Josh has taken some potentially controversial positions on the future of energy storage, and we spend this time getting to the heart of how his team thinks about integrating solar into storage projects, and what technologies will win out in the long-run.
And be sure not to miss this freebie Josh mentioned at the end of today's episode!
Last, don't miss the very next Episode of SunCast, with Ed Feo - voted one of the 5 most influential people in Renewable Energy! Get on the mailing list to get notified when it's live.
Links & Resources:
Find Josh on LinkedIn
Follow Sepi Solar on Twitter
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