Welcome to Episode 131, Solar Warrior!

Today's entrepreneur journey takes us back to California, as we have a look at a young founder with a ton of experience in his field. Anastasios Hionis, may refer to him simply as Stas, is the founder and CEO of PV Amps. He has the rare quality of being a visionary leader AND A technical get-it-done kind of guy…and the even more rare combo of both electrical and mechanical engineering professional licenses. And today we dig in to how this entrepreneur and his team implement proven processes to reduce the risk, cost and frustration of solar PV projects.

And, thanks to listener and friend, John Espino, for recommending Anastasios for SunCast.

As the founder of PV AMPS, Anastasios “Stas” Hionis, PE leads a proactive, solutions driven, engineering consultancy that implements proven processes to reduce the risk, cost and frustration of developing, executing, and operating Utility, Commercial and Industrial Solar + Storage projects for Developers, EPCs, Owners, and Operators. Anastasios’ objective, along with his engineering team and curated partner network, is to increase the market value of Renewable Energy Assets by stewarding their successfully Launch, Verification and Optimization. He achieves this using a holistic, life-cycle-based view and implements a transparent and collaborative process in the design, planning, validation, performance testing, certification, and operational optimization of each asset. Anastasios holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA and is certified as a LEED Accredited Professional. He is a Professional Electrical and Mechanical Engineer in CA and holds an Electrical Engineering license in multiple states and has authored case studies and articles for the solar industry.


Check out PV AMPS Website

Email Anastasios: stas@pvamps.com

Connect with Anastasios on LinkedIn

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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