Welcome to Episode 127 of SunCast, Solar Warrior!

Back in episodes 40 & 42 with Cory Vaughan, we talked about a Pioneer of the industry named Sam Vanderhoof.

Sam runs the consultancy Solar Cowboyz, and I thought it fitting to air his episode on Thanksgiving b/c he’s a person we all should be thankful for. Sam is one of the real pioneers in this industry, and I’m honored to have been able to host him on the show.  

Sam was part of the coming of age from catalogue sales of offgrid products to introducing some of the most transformative grid-tie systems to the industry, and he was featured in Jeff Spies’ documentary Solar Roots. I hope by the end you’ll feel you know him a little better, and I hope you enjoy his stories.


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Connect with Sam on LinkedIn

Check out the RecyclePV website

Follow Solar Cowboyz on Twitter

It’s Time to Plan for Solar Panel Recycling, Solar Power World Online Article

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