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61 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
172 - Josh And Jay CES 2022 Day 1
Josh and Jay are back covering their favorite energy trade show ...CES ....right...actually not an energy trade show but one that features more and more sustainability and energy tech. Most importantly all the "Killer Aps" of the world ahead.. where electrons are abundant..
54 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
164 - Doug McLeod - Hawaii Energy Conference Chair, talks "A Just Recovery"
Doug McLeod jumps on a zoom call with Josh to review the upcoming Hawaii Energy Conference streaming event. https://hawaiienergyconference.com/ XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Imagining a Just Recovery. What would that look like for the grid? Please join us online July 30th for a robust discussion of how the energy sector can and should respond to our current challenges by creating a “just” electrical grid. The Hawaiʻi Energy Conference understands our energy systems do not exist in a vacuum. COVID-19 has laid bare the stark reality of pre-existing inequalities in our society. The elderly, the poor, and minorities have suffered tremendously in the pandemic’s wake. Peaceful, sometimes violent, forms of protest make it painfully evident that an equitable or just recovery is the only path forward to heal our communities. Not everything is bad news. The planet experienced an unexpected respite from air pollution, and a slowdown in carbon loading to the atmosphere. But the lessened impact to our ecosystem came at an extraordinary economic cost. As we move forward, what strategies will policy makers and regulators use to achieve results that benefit broad swaths of society? How will utilities and companies in the energy sector contribute? Recognizing the importance of these issues across the globe, and as a Mahalo (Thank you) for all those who have supported the Conference in the past, admission for this three-hour event will be FREE. DATE: July 30 TIME: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm HST VENUE: Online
54 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
161 - Virtual Trade Shows! Mapping Xbox Controllers! Headsets! Cryptos and Smart Contracts oh My!
Back into the studio with restrictions in Maui finally lifting, the team has a chance to revisit the energy of SolarCoaster shows past. There's nothing like a live show with your guests at the Mic! Jason Fellerman - Crypto & Smart Contract enthusiast joins Brian Thomas of Fairwinds Wealth Management to dig into the potential of virtual interaction platforms ....currently being used for Solar Trade Shows like MWSE and NASEW. Having just emerged from their first week of virtual shows the guys push the envelope and consider where this technology might take us in the upcoming months and years?!! Could there be a virtual software and hardware tech bubble ahead as Host Jason Verkaart postulates?! We certainly can see a bright future for this technology and look forward to upcoming shows where co-developers of the VR headset Occulus are poised to make some big announcements..only on the SolarCoaster!!!
54 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
160 - Midwest Solar Expo's Virbela Platform Explored with Jake Rozmaryn
Join us in the Midwest Solar Expo's Virbela platform with Jake Rozmaryn and get a taste of what to expect from this upcoming virtual solar trade show!
54 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
158 - Toyota Boshoku explores autonomous driving - MX191 & MOOX concept vehicles - CES 2020 #7
Ooooh the days of CES 2020 !! We just loved digging into the real world tech that's about to be put to use and tested in the Woven City concept at the base of Mount Fuji! Autonomous driving is basically here and this interview speaks to the changes we can expect to encounter in this new space. How do we fill our new found free time? What luxuries await? From aromatherapy to massage chairs to personalized music and video choices all coordinated to help you play your new role in the navigation of the future.
54 minutes | May 20, 2020
156 - NASEW Webinar: How our industry is adapting to COVID w/Lior Handelsman & Brian Warshay
Aloha !! FOR OUR THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW!!: Our first Zoom Webinar! aired on AMFM Radio in Maui County and subsequently Podcasted! North America Smart Energy Week 299 subscribers How are companies in the solar & storage industry adapting to the COVID crisis? With shutdowns and slowdowns across the U.S. and the world, what are solar & storage companies doing to mitigate this economic downturn, while also keeping an eye on future growth? This webinar will explore different perspectives on navigating the current market conditions that lead to future success. On this webinar: Lior Handelsman - Vice President, Marketing and Product Strategy & Founder at SolarEdge Technologies Brian Warshay - Principal, Energy Storage and DERs at DNV GL Josh Porter & Jason Verkaart - Hosts at SolarCoaster
54 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
146 - CES2020#6 - Enginuitypowersystems & Cake Electric Bikes
You gotta check out our last two focus areas from CES 2020: https://enginuitypowersystems.com/ & https://ridecake.com/ Next Friday's show Hawaii Energy Conference 2020 Pre-event Radio Show!!
54 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
145 - CES2020#5 - Oxicool & Zeromass Water
Wondering where your water may come from in the future? How about your solar panels? Well not actual PV panels but the source module goes on your roof and creates water with no input other than a little solar energy derived from an integrated solar panel. And the next generation of Air conditioners will not only eliminate the need for toxic Freon but also run off of natural gas and eventually hydrogen. Check out Oxicool online to learn more.
53 minutes | Jan 25, 2020
142 - CES2020#2 - Food & Energy Impossible Foods and Grov tech!
CES coverage continues with two companies poised to change the way our food is produced, transported and consumed. Impossible Foods, the company that convinced Burger King to feature a plant-based meat to the heart of the meat eater world, fast food! How did they do it? Whats next? Hear directly from the scientists who made it happen. And ...Grov Tech, new LED tech allows for seeds to get the perfect day every day in these hyper-efficient vertical farms. Will these systems help our existing food supply system reduce energy inputs, land use, shipping costs ...while improving produce quality and nutrient density and speeding up the whole grow process. Checkout the future of food from CES 2020 with Josh, Jay and Brian!
54 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
140 - Josh at CES 2020 Vegas Show #1 - Where Bell's Nexus VTOL and Mercedes AVTR take center stage
With CES 2020 Las Vegas in full swing, Josh joins the fray and scours the dozen plus venues, 4500 exhibitors and 177,000 attendees to find energy innovation where-ever it may be hiding. Air mobility and new EV concepts captured all of our imagination and Bell's Nexus and Mercedes AVTR were two major highlights. Check out the inside of the future of air mobility with one of Bell's head designers on site and explore the full technical ecosystem it'll take to finally get us to a "Jetsons" future. Then join us with Mercedes, 130 years in the future, as James Cameron's AVTR plugs into Josh, reading his heartbeat as man and machine merge. A dozen more CES interviews are in the can and pending release. Stay close to the SolarCoaster where the worlds new energy future is uncovered one innovation at a time!
54 minutes | Jan 2, 2020
138 - Year End Review with Next Generation Solar Coasters
As the decade comes to a close Josh and Jay invite next-gen Coasters on the air to talk about their expectations for 2020, the upcoming decade, climate change, the new energy economy and all things SolarCoaster!!
54 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
136 - Community Engagement and Solar
After a robust dialogue re the Peaehu contested case hearing, The team invites back CarrollAnn of Pono Power Coalition to continue the discussion about how community members can better participate in the decision making process around our ramp to 100% renewables. Should community members be a part of the land choice discussion at the earliest stages of the RFP process? Can DEBEDT's solar modeling program HAVEN help to visualize what a 100% renewable energy Maui will look like? Are compromised or contaminated lands a viable source for location of these utility scale systems? Are new technologies like Sunflare and other lightweight CIGS panels a good option for these locations with unsettled lands like landfills. If not solar how about SMR's, or other sources of energy and firm power. How does the IPCC's assessment of 12 years left to mitigate climate change play into the urgency of our decision making. Or to quote Tyler Durden in FIght Club are we only "polishing the brass on the Titanic?" Should community members be given back NEM and as a part of the utility scale solar roll out. Josh says yes! Tune in to hear all the juiciest Maui and Solar bits!!! Meanwhile ...Musk says “If you wanted to power the entire United States with solar panels, it would take a fairly small corner of Nevada or Texas or Utah; you only need about 100 miles by 100 miles of solar panels to power the entire United States,” Musk said at at the event in Rhode Island. “The batteries you need to store the energy, so you have 24/7 power, is 1 mile by 1 mile. One square-mile.”
54 minutes | Dec 1, 2019
134- Brian Thomas of Fairwinds Wealth Management Talks ESG in the New Energy Economy
A show like no other...Brian Thomas of Fairwinds Wealth Management discusses ESG( Environment and Social Governance) with Josh & Jay in the context of both the renewable energy revolution and personal wealth management. The fellas take a close look at breakout new energy economy stocks like Enphase and SolarEdge, their performance on their own, in ETF's ( electronically traded funds) and their role in a greater macro trend in energy markets. The Coaster have had multiple shows over the years with these and other leaders ..that have pulled back the curtain on what may be fostering this performance past and present. Now we take a look at what we can expect in the future and how we can all participate in this growth ahead!!
54 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
133 - Pantech Design & Sonnen updates from SPINASEW 2019 & a Tesla Cybertruck Reveal of our own!
Rounding out our SPI NASEW 2019 series the guys touch base with Pantech Design for recent updates on their smart panel tech as well as Sonnen as the four day show draws to a close. Brian & Jay kick in some great perspectives and insights on the Tesla Cybertruck reveal from the SolarCoaster party the night before...Why so fugly? Well there is a reason and its all in the pursuit of structural rigidity...and some other lofty goals ..
53 minutes | Nov 9, 2019
131 - HSEA Expo Oahu, Smart Panels & Span CEO Arch Rao & La La Nuss Equity in Climate Change
Oahu HSEA William Giese launches the 2nd annual All things Solar Expo at Aloha Tower Marketplace in Oahu. Guys head out to join the fun and discover many of the same companies they met in Salt Lake City a month ago at SPI. After some chatting with Oahu installers its pretty clear that the industry is heating up. Since pretty much all of current installs are storage based, its high time to start the conversation about smart panels...Span IO interview from SPI 2019 with CEO Arch Rao is aired. Subsequent shows will dive deep into other manufacturers. We start off with a bit of government discussion as La La Nuss shares her new role working on exploring and ensuring equity in our community concerning climate change and renewable energy.
53 minutes | Oct 19, 2019
128 - LG Electronics and LG Chem Team up for Soup to Nuts Solar PLUS offering!
Nick Carter of LG Electronics meets up with Josh and J at SPI 2019 to review all the most recent updates of the LG product line. From Top Tier Innovation in the PV space to integrated LG micro-inverters in their ACE modules to a single brand warranty wrapper across LG Chem storage products, this interview sheds light on it all! Keep an eye out for LG appliances and the potential veeeeery relevant integration of an LG heat pump in the upcoming period as Intersolar Europe showed only a few months back. Thermal capabilities and a move towards whole house automation may be on the horizon J&J postulate....?!?!?!
54 minutes | Oct 15, 2019
127 - SolarEdge Cofounder Lior Handelsmen Talks New Expanded Solar Plus Offering at SPI 2019
Join Josh and Jay as they dig DEEP with new on air commentary reviewing their Salt Lake City SPI 2019 - taped SolarEdge interview with Lior Handelsmen! Back home in Maui KAOI Studio's on air AM/FM the fellas discuss the impact of SolarEdge's culture of "relentless innovation" on installers, homeowners and even the financial markets. The discussion reads like a list of industry wide superlatives. Whether its the new battery company acquisition allowing integration of up to 60kwh useable of world's leading NMC Chemistry to their solar systems... ....or their recently launched integrated level-2 EV charger( the highest power spec of any level 2 charger with the lowest install costs) ....or their awesome scaleable HD wave inverter technology allowing up to three (11.4 kw battery ready inverters to stack in one install..at 1.55 DC/AC ratio, does that mean you could stack 53kw DC max on roof!??!!) ...or the linear solar hot water system controller (very cool in post NEM/non grid back-feeding environs for absorbing the back of the duck curve when your batteries are already full!) or..............................YES THERE IS MORE !.... their newly offered smart switches allowing load curtailment during grid outages.... ...SolarEdge is swinging for the proverbial fences offering all of us a glimpse of what the future of the world's energy companies ( not just "solar companies" anymore) will look like! Brian Thomas of Fairwinds Wealth Management, a regular contributor to the SolarCoaster explains that the markets are responding favorably to all of the above ...with #1 Market Leading ETF( electronically traded fund) at the time of airing, the absolute BULL that is TICKER SYMBOL :TAN.....is lead by .... you guessed it ...SolarEdge..with the single largest percentage in the basket at 9.24% TUNE IN, you don't want to miss this one!
54 minutes | Aug 31, 2019
121 - MCC Solar Pavillions, with Matias Besasso, Chauncey Brown & Tom Glesne
Join us as we dive deep into the challenges and benefits of developing C&I solar at the Maui Country Club in Spreckelsville, Maui with Tom Glesne, Matias Besasso and Chauncey Brown.
54 minutes | Jun 15, 2019
SolarCoaster - 110 - Billy Parish CEO Mosaic
Tune in to hear Josh and Jay talk with Billy Parish of Mosaic!
53 minutes | Jun 7, 2019
SolarCoaster - 105 - Josh bids Adieu to His Solar Company MSP
Join Josh & Jay as they discuss the handover of MSP to the next generation. Jay calls in from Germany and the fellas cover news and events globally and the future of PV in Maui.
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