This is Episode 24 of SunCast, and Episode 5 in the Latam Founders Series, which is being brought to you through a special collaboration with Enphase Energy.  This episode is entirely in Spanish (well, except for the introduction).

Today on SunCast, you'll meet Arturo Duhart, founder of one of Mexico’s largest solar companies, and possibly the largest solar distributor - Exel Solar.  Today's episode was recorded live in Las Vegas back in September during the annual Solar Power Int'l conference.

Arturo and I spend some time talking about:

  • The early days of Exel

  • Their growth trajectory

  • Expansion plans outside of Mexico

  • And, of course, what he sees happening in the market

Arturo's bold prediction:
2017 will be the year of MLPE (if you aren't familiar with MLPE, check out Episode 23 with Jon Bonanno, or check out my recent LinkedIn article, linked below)

And as always, you can check the blog page for a longer writeup & resources from today's show.

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And be sure to check out all the rest of the episodes in this Latam Founder series - stay tuned!!!  

Resources mentioned in today's episode:


Scaling Up - Verne Harnish (also mentioned in Episode 17 with Jose Zambrano!)

Steve Jobs autobiography

My recent LinkedIn-Pulse article from Episode 23 on the rise of MLPE


About the Author:

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.

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