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Welcome to Episode 82 of Suncast!

Did you check out this week's Tactical Tuesday, another great one on Energy Storage with SepiSolar CEO, Josh Weiner! Listen to it here! Josh breaks down calculating the $/kWh of energy storage, plus a useful free tool!

Today on SunCast, we're returning to the Solar Pioneers Series with one of the large-scale solar project development greats

Ed Feo, co-CEO of Coronal Energy.

As you'll hear, Ed has a fabled history in the renewables industry. Accolades like "Attorney of the Decade" or "One of the 5 most influential people in Renewable Energy" are earned in the trenches, and Ed's been in the deal room more than just about anyone – having worked on hundreds of deals and over $35B in transactions during his 23 yr tenure leading the Project Finance practice at law firm Millbank.

When I started my career in the solar industry in 2006, there was one attorney who was routinely heralded as the best, and has been credited with helping establish what many consider the modern era of project finance for solar energy.  

Yes, he is indeed, a Solar Pioneer, and today I'm honored to spend time with Ed Feo, one of the founders of Coronal Energy, to better understand not just what makes Coronal different, but why some of my close friends just love working for this guy.

Tune-in as we discuss these topics: 

  • How Ed's favorite past time has greatly influenced his leadership style 
  • What it means to develop "plate discipline" even as a home-run hitter 
  • Details of Coronal's industry-first "solar put" contract with kWh Analytics
  • The 3 things it takes to be a successful development company 

Links & Resources:

Find more info about Ed & Coronal Energy here

Connect with Ed on LinkedIn

Ed's Book Recommendation: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius



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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.

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