Host Nico Johnson and ABB Global Manager of Microgrids, Pablo Astorga.  Join in as Nico and Pablo discuss the global microgrid market.

We talk about definition of microgrid, where microgrids are growing, projections for the global microgrid markets and more.  Pablo has had a nearly decade-long career at ABB, and is leading the effort at ABB to address what could soon be a fast-growing market which is often at the bleeding edge of power delivery and technology development.

We really hope you get massive value from this next episode of SunCast!

Book recommendations: 

When Cultures Collide - Richard D. Lewis

Miracle Morning - Hal Elrod


Resources mentioned:

Wikipedia - for research of a country the night before a business trip

Feedly - RSS Feed and content curation

Podcasts - Energy Gang, Planet Money

Apps - Runtastic, Headspace (meditation), Elevate (brain training) 

Fitbit - Fitness tracker

One consistent action:

Pablo tracks and measures everything, from personal fitness to weekly and monthly professional goals. Tracking these metrics is one of the ways he most consistently improves at work and in life.


About the Author:
Nico Johnson is the creator and host of SunCast, a regular discussion with Solar Industry professionals who are focused on the Latin America solar market.  The content of the show is geared towards listeners looking for in-depth conversation on the trends in the market, how to position companies to win in Latin America, 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.  His connection to the Latam market extends back to when he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala, and he is considered one of the market's leading experts on solar pv expansion in region.

Nico can be reached at

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