Welcome to Episode 107 of SunCast, Solar Warrior!

Today's conversation is a first for SunCast! We're going to be looking at a first of its kind solar+storage project deployed earlier this year by the city of Sterling Massachusetts, through the eyes of the developer of the project, Origis Energy, and the city manager responsible for making the energy purchasing decision. 

It was a bold and audacious stretch for me to do this episode, and it took more than 2 months to pull together. SO much respect for NPR and other in-story narrative style podcasts! Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

A very special thanks to Glenna Wiseman of Identity3 who helped make this episode a reality. 

And another thank you to Oleg Popovsky for suggesting that I should do a more customer-focused interview that seeks to really understand what is driving the procurement decisions. Here you are my friend.

Resources and further reading about the project:

Connect with Josh Teigiser & Michael Foster on LinkedIn

Learn more about Origis Energy via their website

Renewable Energy Mag article:


And the Origis press release:


And here are some photos from the project/event:


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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 https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickalus