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Top 5 Best Solar Podcasts in the Universe

We know finding the best solar podcast can be difficult, so we put together this detailed list of the best of the best so you can make your decision wisely.  Each podcast has a different point of view, from those that push leasing to those that are frank and honest about their opinions on the solar industry as a whole.  Take a quick listen to each one and you will be sure to pick up on which one is right for you.  And once you do so, make sure to give them a review on your podcasting platform – those reviews go a long way in growing their audience and reach.  This list of the top solar podcasts in the universe is ever-changing and expanding, so please check back often. If you find another podcast solution that should be listed here – or one that should be removed – please let us know!

1.  Straight-Talk Solar Cast (By Solar Harmonics)

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About: For answers about solar, this is your go-to podcast. The podcast addresses issues facing individuals making the decision to go solar in each episode. One of the leading experts in the solar industry, Jamie Duran, president of Solar Harmonics, gives you the answers to your questions – directly. Feel free to browse their library for answers to the questions you face while contemplating solar energy.

Services Offered:

Host: Jamie Duran and Adam Duran
Length: around 15 minutes
Target audience: the end-user of solar
Update frequency: once a week

What Makes them Different: They aim to help and inform people to save money on their electricity bill, income taxes, and gasoline expenses, and when combined with the environmental and macro benefits, solar is the most thrilling business around!

2.  Solar Power World

About: Daily online news material, weekly e-newsletters, bi-monthly print issues, occasional webinars, podcasts, videos, and social media are produced by Solar Power World. The annual Top Solar Contractors list, the most recognized list of solar companies in the United States, is published by Solar Power World.

Services Offered:

Host: Solar Power World editors
Length: around 15 to 30 minutes
Target audience: solar professionals
Update frequency: once a month

What Makes them Different: Solar Power World is one of the leading online and print outlets for solar installation, growth, and technology news and information worldwide. So, in this interview, the editors of the website speak with the biggest newsmakers in the US solar industry to provide listeners with a far more in-depth look at the current state of the country’s solar industry. The subjects explored in this podcast deal with specific aspects of the industry, such as funding and storage, and the main focus of the show is on the contractor side of the industry as of right now.


3.  SunCast

About: Though SunCast launched as the first-ever podcast based on solar energy for emerging markets back in 2015, it is now a go-to resource in the renewable energy space for entrepreneurs and sales professionals alike. Today, more than 12,000 times a month, SunCast is downloaded by energy & cleantech professionals searching for insight into how to improve their personal and professional skills and business.

Services Offered:

Host: Nico Johnson
Typical length: around 50 minutes
Targeted audience: all solar professionals
Update frequency: once every week

What Makes them Different: Bold forecasts for the evolution of the solar industry are illustrated, as well as insights into how some of the biggest or most impactful ventures and collaborations have come about.

4. Energy Insiders

About: Energy Insiders is a podcast hosted by RenewEconomy in Australia and presented by a veteran journalist, Giles Parkinson (the editor). Giles Parkinson brings many invited guests together on a weekly basis in this show to extend the awareness of the audience in and beyond Australia about the solar industry. Two other issues that this podcast discusses are regulation and storage. The purpose of the show is to inform its listeners by dissecting how the experience of everybody in the long term is influenced by many market shifts.

Services Offered:

Host: Giles Parkinson
Length: 40 minutes
Target audience: solar professionals
Update frequency: once a week

What Makes them Different:

The growth of the solar industry is not limited to your state, and that’s why listening to the Energy Insider will give you a wider overview of how other areas experience it. If you understand the value of understanding how the rest of the world is approaching and applying new solar technologies, you’d be a good choice for their target audience.

5. SolarWakeUp

About: SolarWakeup Live! It is an insider’s guide to the oil and solar markets. Yann Brandt, who is a veteran solar industry executive, is hosting it. He is the Wakeup Media CEO and the managing editor of SolarWakeup, which is the industry’s most popular newsletter. In addition to these activities, he continues to invest in solar businesses all over the world.

Services Offered:

Host: Yann Brandt
Length: around 30 to 60 minutes
Target audience: solar professionals
Update frequency: twice to thrice a month

What Makes them Different: Yann Brandt walks the listeners through the most critical energy issues in this podcast. In the episodes, expert guests and experts will join him so that they can have even more insight on what trends will have an effect on the company every day.

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Solar is installed on the roof or on the ground, and we already observed social distancing procedures. Our crews wear safety equipment including Personal Protection Equipment to prevent the spread of COVID 19 not only to our clients, but also within our crews.

How is the sales process if we cannot meet in person?

With just a few pieces of information about your solar project, we can design an online solar proposal for your review. We then set a time to review the proposal by phone or Zoom to answer any questions you have. The financing process is paperless and contactless, any hard copies are sent by Priority Mail/FedEx. All of the contracts and disclosures are contactless using e-signatures.

How is the permit process contactless?

Many jurisdictions are starting to allow online permit applications and communication is facilitated by email. Final inspections are still completed in person, but social distancing and PPE is used to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

How do we ensure our installation crews are COVID-19 free?

Any of our installers that show up to work with an elevated temperature, coughing, fever or other sickness, they are sent home until the symptoms have subsided.

Where can I find more information about COVID-19 and the Solar Industry?

Please check with the SEIA (Solar Energy Industry Association) on all of the latest developments and safety protocols in the solar industry.

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