UPCOMING live Recordings

May 23 · Leila Madrone · Sunfolding

Join us to learn how Leila went from building robots at MIT and NASA to questioning the very nature of the machines we use for solar plants - and how that led her to found Sunfolding and develop a solar tracker designed to last generations.


PAST Episodes

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APRIL 23 · Billy Parish · MOSAIC

Billy Parish, Founder and CEO of Mosaic, on how he went from creating the Energy Action Coalition - and growing it into the world’s largest youth clean energy organization - to founding Mosaic, the largest residential solar+ lender in the U.S.

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March 13 · Jigar Shah · Generate Capital

Jigar Shah, Co-founder and President of Generate Capital, tells his story of founding SunEdison and leading The Carbon War Room, as well as his latest musings on all things clean energy.

WATT IT TAKES: EPISODE 7


Sara Ross · Founder & CEO · Sungage Financial 

 Sara Ross, Co-Founder and CEO of Sungage Financial, turns her struggle to go solar into a thriving  proprietary online platform that enables homeowners to apply, qualify, and contract for solar financing.

WATT IT TAKES: EPISODE 6


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Nancy Pfund · Managing Partner · DBL Partners

Nancy Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner of Double Bottom Line Partners, describes her path from policy and advocacy to finance, to then build the premiere impact investing firm in the country that was an early investor in clean energy companies Tesla, Solar City, and more.

WATT IT TAKES: EPISODE 5


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Scott Clavenna · Founder & CEO· Greentech Media

Scott Clavenna tells the story of applying a successful business model in telecommunications market research to found GTM, leading energy news and market research company, that was acquired by Woods Mackenzie in 2016.

WATT IT TAKES: EPISODE 4


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Dan Shugar · Founder & CEO · Nextracker

Dan Shugar recounts his journey and shares lessons learned after founding and leading two successful solar companies, Powerlight and NEXTracker.

WATT IT TAKES: EPISODE 3


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Andrew BIrch · Former founder & CEO · Sungevity

Andrew Birch shares the story of founding Sungevity, reflects on the company's recent bankruptcy, and shares how the company lives on abroad.

WATT IT TAKES: EPISODE 2  


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Dick Swanson · Former Founder & CEO · SunPower

Dick Swanson discusses the early days of solar and how his ground-breaking solar cell research at Stanford became SunPower, one of the longest standing and most successful solar companies in the country.

 WATT IT TAKES: EPISODE 1