Welcome to Episode 113 of SunCast, Solar Warrior!
Today, September 20th is the anniversary of Hurricane Maria's landfall on the US Territory of Puerto Rico. To commemorate it, we are looking at the response to the subsequent and drastic loss of electricity on the island. Millions were left without power, and many continue to this day waiting for PREPA the local power authority to turn the lights back on.
We'll look from both the non-profit and for profit angles at how solar energy and storage have been part of the rebuilding of the electric infrastructure from two perspectives, The first will be from Andrea Leucke, founder and Executive Director of The Solar Foundation, which has raised several million dollars in support of the island, and the second is John Berger, CEO of Sunnova Energy Corporation, the largest residential solar provider in Puerto Rico
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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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