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Welcome to Episode 150 of SunCast!

Today’s entrepreneur is Henk Rogers, one of the world’s leading advocates and activists for weaning humankind from fossil fuels.

His efforts through Blue Planet Foundation have helped pave the way for Hawaii’s 100% renewable energy commitment by 2045.

Through Blue Planet Energy, Henk has led development of a leading energy storage system advancing safety, reliability and energy output of battery systems.

Henk Rogers (Left), Nico Johnson (Right)

Henk Rogers (Left), Nico Johnson (Right)

Prior to focusing his talents on environmental protection, Henk is also known as the father of role-playing games in Japan, but what many mainstream enthusiasts recognize him for is Tetris. That’s right, the game of TETROMINOES that sold more than 35Million units on Nintendo Gameboy alone, and is the paid downloaded game of all time

We dive into how Henk has leveraged his software development and licensing savvy to tackle what he considers the greatest problem of our time - Climate Change. And we’ll hear Henk’s reasoning for deciding to build Blue Planet Energy around the Lithium Iron phosphate battery chemistry and how he negotiated the rights to that technology play as well.

Henk’s ‘100% by 2045’ Shoes

Henk’s ‘100% by 2045’ Shoes


Follow Henk on Twitter

Connect with Henk on LinkedIn

Check out the Blue Planet Energy Facebook

PBS Hawaii CEO of the Year for 2015 - YouTube

Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein

1Q84 - Haruki Murakami

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