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Did hear about that one company in Africa trading goats for solar? Join me today as I engage with Guled Ahmed of Power Offgrid, a fledgling solar company in Somalia that has done just that!

Guled has become a friend through #energytwitter and reached out to me about the innovative ways he’s building his fledgling startup offering solar power to rural communities in Africa. He may be the first and only company in the world thus far to exchange solar power for Goats, yes, you heard that right, and he goes into the how and why on today’s episode. Guled Ahmed is an enterprising immigrant from Somalia who’s been building his company, Power Offgrid, as a side-hustle funded from his real estate investments in Arizona. He has an inspiring story, and just might leave you wondering whether YOU are accomplishing all that you could be with your time and talents!

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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