Welcome to Episode 128 of SunCast, Solar Warrior!

If you’ve been keeping up you know that I’ve been diving into the nexus of blockchain and energy lately. Well, I consider today’s guest one of my own mentors and experts on the topic, and I’m lucky to have met him. Thanks to his right hand, Monica, who reached out to me on Twitter, we’ve gotten to know each other this year, and I’m jazzed to finally have him on SunCast. Girard Newkirk is an entrepreneur on a mission to bring critical civic infrastructure to millions of homes in developing countries, starting with Africa. He has raised over $1.3 Million for his Crytpocurrency kWh Coin in an ICO earlier this year, and has big plans for his network of tokenized clean energy assets.

KWHCoin is a blockchain-based community, ecosystem and cryptocurrency backed by units of clean, renewable energy. Physical units of kWh energy are leveraged from multiple sources including smart meters, sensor readings and green button data. This measurable output is tokenized on the blockchain to create KWH tokens.

Today we dig into the why, when, how, where and who with Girard. I learned a lot, and I am certain you’ll come away with some insights.


If you’re a member of the SunCast Tribe, you will have access to the additional Exclusive interview with Girard where he disclosed his top picks and prognostications for cryptocurrencies in 2019.


We want to thank Folsom Labs (makers of Helioscope) and our amazing sponsors and partners of SunCast. You can find more about them by visiting our sponsors page.



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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