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Going Off-Grid
Marie and Conner tap into resident GRNE Solar expert, Travis Kepler on what it takes to design, engineer, install and maintain an off-grid solar array.  From the Show:  Sol-Ark Calculator: https://www.sol-ark.com/calculator/ Fortress Power Sizing Tool: https://www.fortresspower.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Fotress_Power_Sizing_Tool_V.2_-_Copy-1-1.zip Kepler Design Co: https://www.keplerdesignco.com/ Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or @WattsUp and @WattsUpPodcast
30:24
December 14, 2021
Raptor Maps
Co-Founder and CEO, Nikhil Vadhavkar of Raptor Maps joins us to discuss their innovative software. With the power of drones, Raptor Maps takes the care of solar assets to the skies. Their sophisticated software utilizes technology to help identify and monitor solar assets while providing users historical data to proactively identify potential issues.  From the Show:  Raptor Maps: https://raptormaps.com/ Raptor Maps Knowledge Hub: https://docs.raptormaps.com/ This episode is sponsored by Illinois State University - Renewable Energy Major To learn more, visit: tec.illinoisstate.edu/renewable-energy Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com/wattsup or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
24:41
November 30, 2021
Delaware Community Solar
Dustyn Thompson of the Sierra Club - Delaware Chapter joins this episode to discuss work that went into SB2 which overhauled the prior regulations of community solar within the state of Delaware.  From the Show:  Sierra Club, Delaware Chapter: https://www.sierraclub.org/delaware Find a Sierra Club Near You: https://www.sierraclub.org/ Delaware updates community solar rules to eliminate barriers: www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2021/09/delaware-updates-community-solar-rules-to-eliminate-barriers/ This episode is sponsored by Illinois State University - Renewable Energy Major To learn more, visit: tec.illinoisstate.edu/renewable-energy Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com/wattsup or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
26:39
November 16, 2021
Recycling Solar Panels with Cascade Eco Minerals
Conner and Ryan speak with Chris Sterns, National Sales Director from Cascade Eco Minerals. Learn about CEM's process in recycling solar modules.  From the Show:  Website: https://www.cascadeecominerals.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cascade-eco-minerals?trk=public_profile_topcard-current-company Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
32:29
July 07, 2021
WITN: Batteries Part I
 During this week's Watts In the News, Conner & Ryan explore the plethora of battery technology news being released.  From the Show:  Engadget: www.engadget.com/what-if-your-next-electric-cars-body-was-also-its-battery-130013774.html Energy Storage News: https://www.energy-storage.news/news/mining-and-raw-material-sourcing-in-us-could-scale-up-as-battery-demand-gro Support the Watts Up Podcast while supporting, Nutrition for Longevity by using our affiliate link: https://nutritionforlongevity.com/wattsup Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
33:58
June 24, 2021
30 Million Solar Homes
Glen Brand, Solar United Neighbors and John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, join Marie and Ryan to discuss their initiative, 30 Million Solar Homes.  Don't forget to participate in National Day of Action on April 8. Learn more: https://www.30millionsolarhomes.org/events/ From the Show: GRNE Solar: www.grnesolar.com 30 Million Solar Homes: https://www.30millionsolarhomes.org 4/8 - National Day of Action: https://www.30millionsolarhomes.org/events Solar United Neighbors: https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org Institute for Local Self-Reliance: https://ilsr.org Support the Watts Up Podcast while supporting, Nutrition for Longevity by using our affiliate link: https://nutritionforlongevity.com/wattsup Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
58:55
April 07, 2021
EV 101
We're back on the mics to share our research and knowledge about EV's. In this episode we talk EV history, mechanics, and the future.  From the Show: Who Killed the Electric Car: www.amazon.com/Who-Killed-Electric-Martin-Sheen/dp/B07FZCD56S The History of the Electric Car: https://www.energy.gov/articles/history-electric-car Support the Watts Up Podcast while supporting, Nutrition for Longevity by using our affiliate link: https://nutritionforlongevity.com/wattsup Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
01:00:33
April 01, 2021
WITN: EV Infrastructure & Tesla's New Rival
On the newest episode of Watts in the News, Ryan and Conner chat about the hot topics trending in the EV's.  Articles from the Show: https://electrek.co/2021/02/11/tesla-connectors-over-600-evgo-electric-vehicle-charging-stations/ https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/business/rivian-tesla-electric-cars.html Support the Watts Up Podcast while supporting, Nutrition for Longevity by using our affiliate link: https://nutritionforlongevity.com/wattsup Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
28:35
March 18, 2021
Reading Your Electricity Bill
From energy v. power to kilowatts to kilowatt hours - Ryan, Conner, and Marie explain how to read your electricity bill.  Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
34:23
February 25, 2021
Regenerative Farming
We are joined by very special guest, Jennifer Maynard. We chat with Jennifer about regenerative farming which encourages techniques that promote healing the soil. Jennifer shares the benefits regenerative farming has on the farmland, consumers, and nutrition.  From the Show: Nutrition for Longevity: https://nutritionforlongevity.com?sca_ref=576408.GvbuQ1lMSq Kiss the Ground: kisstheground.com Special thanks to Jimmy at Dalyn Miller PR for connecting with us.  Support the Watts Up Podcast while supporting, Nutrition for Longevity by using our affiliate link: https://nutritionforlongevity.com?sca_ref=576408.GvbuQ1lMSq Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
45:21
February 04, 2021
WITN: Food Shed, Plenty, and Sustainability in Asia
In this episode we talk Watts in the News: Food Shed Co-Op, Plenty, and Sustainability in Asia.  Tune in next week for our interview about regenerative farming with Jennifer Maynard CEO/co-founder of Nutrition for Longevity and thought partner for the documentary Kiss the Ground.  From the Show:  Food Shed, Woodstock, Illinois: www.thewoodstockindependent.com/2021/01/this-is-a-movement Plenty: mymodernmet.com/plenty-vertical-farm Sustainable Agriculture : www.businesstimes.com.sg/opinion/building-a-safe-secure-sustainable-agriculture-sector-in-asian-countries Support the Watts Up Podcast while supporting, Nutrition for Longevity by using our affiliate link: https://nutritionforlongevity.com?sca_ref=576408.GvbuQ1lMSq. Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
33:26
January 28, 2021
The Soft Cost Barrier with Yann Brandt and Mike Casey
Your Watts Up team are coming back on the mics with two very special guests - Yann Brandt of Solar Wake Up and returning guest, Mike Casey of Tigercomm. Yann and Mike co-authored the article 'A no-brainer for U.S. job creation: Update solar permitting and inspections' published by PV Magazine. During our conversation we dive into the article and get a further take from Yann and Mike about how adjusting current permitting/inspection methods for solar will deeply effect the soft-costs of solar installations.  From the show: Yann Brandt, Solar Wake Up: https://www.solarwakeup.com/ Mike Casey, Tigercomm: https://www.tigercomm.us/home PV Magazine Article: https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2021/01/01/a-no-brainer-for-u-s-job-creation-update-solar-permitting-and-inspections/ Solar App: https://solarapp.nrel.gov/ Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
48:30
January 14, 2021
If You Could Buy Better Solar....
Why Wouldn't You? The Watts Up crew is joined by Michael Parr the Executive Director of Ultra Low-Carbon Solar Alliance.  During the conversation hear from Michael about the game-changing outlook The Alliance is challenging manufacturers to establish which results in massive carbon reduction in the creation of solar modules.  From the show: Ultra Low-Carbon Solar Alliance: www.ultralowcarbonsolar.org Special Shout-Out to Tiger Comm, www.tigercomm.us, for connecting us Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
41:46
December 03, 2020
WITN: 10 GW Solar Field, Solar Cell Technology, and Ballooning
In this episode of Watts in the News, we talk about the giant solar field in Australia, advancements in solar cell technology, and spiders ballooning. Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast From this episode Solar Cell Technology: cleantechnica.com/2020/10/19/sorry-coal-66-conversion-efficiency-eyeballed-for-next-gen-hot-carrler-perovskite-solar-cells/ Australian 10GW Solar Field: theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/21/australian-outback-cattle-station-to-house-worlds-largest-solar-farm-powering-singapore Ballooning: theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/07/the-electric-flight  -of-spiders/564437/
27:19
November 12, 2020
Looking at the Clean Economy Landscape with Mike Casey of Tigercomm
Marie, Ryan, and Conner are joined by Mike Casey of Tigercomm. During this episode, we discuss everything from marketing, sales, and the landscape of the clean energy economy.  From the Show: Tigercomm - https://www.tigercomm.us/ PV Magazine - https://www.pv-magazine.com/ Planet of the Humans- https://planetofthehumans.com/ Seth Godin - https://www.sethgodin.com/ Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
59:23
October 21, 2020
Wind Turbines - We're Big Fans
Conner joins Marie and Ryan as they shoot the breeze about the science behind wind turbines. Ryan kicks off the episode teaching us about the science of wind then Conner and Marie get into the history and anatomy of wind turbines.  From the show: Renewable Energy World: www.renewableenergyworld.com/2014/11/21/history-of-wind-turbines/#gref American Wind Energy Association: www.awea.org/wind-101/basics-of-wind-energy/wind-facts-at-a-glance Engineering: - www.engineering.com/AdvancedManufacturing/ArticleID/20149/The-Future-of-Wind-Turbines-Comparing-Direct-Drive-and-Gearbox.aspx Flatpacking a Wind Turbine: https://imgur.com/JNWvK7z Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
01:15:54
October 01, 2020
WITN: Red Gate Woods, Rebuilding Puerto Rico, and a Viral Hijinx
Marie and Ryan are joined by Conner during this week’s Watts in the News. This week features articles about the Red Gate Woods in southwest Chicago, Rebuilding Puerto Rico, and Internet Hijinx. From the Show: Red Gate Woods: https://fpdcc.com/places/locations/red-gate-woods/ Puerto Rico Grid: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/regulators-in-puerto-rico-approve-solar-and-storage-above-utilitys-resource-plan&sa=D&source=hangouts&ust=1600452246297000&usg=AFQjCNENhcgd1dw7Sa46XVZvm5oW4lq9yQ Silk Leaf: https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/green-living/silk-leaf-first-biological-leaf-055343/ Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
24:05
September 17, 2020
Part II Roundtable Discussion: Governor Pritzker's 8-Principles for a Clean & Renewable Illinois Economy
Marie and Ryan are joined by fellow colleagues Eric Gronwick and Conner Allen for Part II of the roundtable discussion about Governor Pritzker's 8-Principles for a Clean & Renewable Illinois Economy. From the Show: Part I can be found where ever you hear your podcasts or at www.GRNESolar.com/Wattsuppodcast VW Settlement Plan: https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/air-quality/driving-a-cleaner-illinois/vw-settlement/Pages/default.aspx Information about the PACE program: https://www.energy.gov/eere/slsc/property-assessed-clean-energy-programs Rivian: https://rivian.com/ Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
01:02:14
September 10, 2020
Part I Roundtable Discussion: Governor Pritzker's 8-Principles for a Clean & Renewable Illinois Economy
The Watts Up usuals, Marie and Ryan, are joined by fellow colleagues Eric Gronwick and Andrew Frum. On August 20, Governor Pritzker’s office released the “Putting Consumers & Climate First, Governor Pritzker’s Eight Principles for a Clean & Renewable Illinois Economy.” During Part I of this II-part series, we will be covering Principle's 1-4.  Up Next Week: Part II of the Roundtable Discussion covering Principle's 5-8.  From the show: Damn Daniel YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfFcyTuopbI The Office, Oscar Explains Surplus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUfr195i_54&t=24s If you have any input on this episode or ideas for future episodes, contact us at Marie@GRNESolar.com Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
01:01:40
September 03, 2020
SolarEdge Energy Hub with Prism Technology with Cameron Stewart
Marie and Ryan talk with 16-year solar industry veteran Cameron Stewart. Cameron is the Storage Application Engineer for the SolarEdge Energy Hub with Prism Technology. During this episode, we pick Cameron’s brain about the inverter gamechanger. We talk about how the Energy Hub works, how a system is designed, and how Cameron has seen the industry change throughout his career.  From the Show: SolarEdge: www.solaredge.com/us Span.IO: www.span.io/ Learn more about this technology by listening to our interview with Span.IO - https://anchor.fm/wattsup/episodes/LIVE-from-SPI-2019-e5j2cc Up Next Week:  GRNE Solar team members gather to discuss Gov. Pritzker’s Clean Energy Outlook https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/gov-pritzker-announces-eight-principles-for-a-clean-and-renewable-illinois-economy-43904.cfm Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
58:49
August 27, 2020
WITN: Eco Six Pack Rings and Renewable Goals
During this Watts in the News episode, Marie and Ryan discuss the concept of nixing plastic rings for a biodegradable option, renewable energy goals, and other ideas in the name of sustainability and renewable energy. From the Show: · No confirmation about the plastic rings patent. · Eco Six Pack Ring: https://www.e6pr.com/about-e6pr · Saltwater Brewery: https://saltwaterbrewery.com/ · Saltwater Brewery Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YG9gUJMGyw ·  Natural Ant Repellant Episode: https://anchor.fm/wattsup/episodes/Reducing-Pests-and-Green-Cement---Watts-in-the-News-ee7rpj Watch out for next episode to drop which is an interview with Cameron Stewart from SolarEdge speaking about the upcoming Energy Hub. Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
30:29
August 20, 2020
Safety and Future Proof with SunSpec Alliance
Since 2009, SunSpec Alliance has been spearheading the global education and compliance standards for developers, manufacturers, and service providers of the solar industry. Marie and Ryan are pleased to be joined by Tom Tansy, Chairman of SunSpec Alliance. We discuss various codes, mandates, and narrow focus on the Rapid Shutdown Alliance Standard that ensures the safety and further proofing for solar assets during this episode. To learn more about SunSpec Alliance, please visit www.sunspec.org. Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
52:24
July 22, 2020
WITN: Moving Forward Act, Solar Mandates, and Texas Electricity
We're back to bring you another Watts in the News (WITN).  First up, we dive into the newest proposed bill the Moving Forward Act which extends the ITC plus much more to help the momentum of renewable energy across the nation. Then we get into hot news topics of proposed solar mandates for new homes across 10-states and the high cost of electricity in Texas.  Links from the Show: Moving Forward Act: www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2020/06/solar-storage-included-in-1-5-trillion-moving-forward-act-introduced-in-house/ Renewable Energy companies, please fill out the form to show your support for the proposed bill:  http://www2.seia.org/l/139231/2020-06-22/2l3y8x Solar Mandate for New Homes in 10 States: https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2020/06/23/advocates-seek-solar-on-all-new-houses-in-10-states/ California Solar Mandate: https://news.energysage.com/an-overview-of-the-california-solar-mandate/ History of 8-tracks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8-track_tape Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
49:17
July 01, 2020
Watts Up with Geothermal?
Ryan and Marie bore into the topic of geothermal energy... get it? They cover everything from the geothermal technologies, innovations, cost, and more during this episode of Watts Up. Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
50:14
June 11, 2020
Reducing Pests and Green Cement - Watts in the News
Marie and Ryan are back on video talking about Watts in the News. Marie goes the outdoor route by sharing environmentally friendly pest control options for your home and garden. Ryan shares the incredible impact of switching to a green cement option. From the Show: List of Organic Pest Control Methods: https://www.gardeningchannel.com/10-organic-pest-control-methods/ https://www.cooperpest.com/blog/what-is-green-or-organic-pest-control Green Cement: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/building-a-better-world-with-green-cement-81138/ Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
31:52
May 20, 2020
Sustainability "Show" & Tell
Ryan and Marie are joined by Conner and Andrew for a very special audio and video version of the Watts Up podcast. During this episode, this cast of characters has selected sustainable items from their own homes to share their function and impact.  To find the video recording of this episode visit: https://youtu.be/Dy3vKoqipEc Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
28:52
May 06, 2020
Watts in the News - Earth Day Episode
We hope everyone is staying home and staying safe. During this Earth Day episode, Ryan and Marie bring you Watts in the News. We cover, big corporation recycling, diamond batteries, bugs, and innovations to reduce plastic waste.  In this episode: Chipolte Glove Recycling: www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/chipotle-sustainability-revolution-bag-recycling-gloves.html Batteries from Nuclear Waste: www.newsweek.com/university-bristol-science-research-nuclear-waste-making-batteries-clean-energy-1483210 Caterpillars Eating Waste: www.discovermagazine.com/environment/scientists-found-a-caterpillar-that-eats-plastic-could-it-help-solve-our Plastic to Lumber: www.goodnewsnetwork.org/company-turns-citys-recyclable-plastics-into-lumber/ Plastic Bag Holders: www.etsy.com/market/plastic_bag_holder Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
30:40
April 22, 2020
Creating More Value with Less Resources with SMA Part II
Ryan and Marie are pleased to be joined by Matthias Schaepers, Global Sustainability Manager at SMA America. When it comes to corporate social responsibility, SMA America has the process to success down to a science. Their KPI's for CSR run throughout the global company making the objectives a core value of each department.  Before we speak with Matthias, we explore Watts in the News. First talking about other companies that are praised for their CSR and then get into Coca Cola's unconventional sustainability model.  From the show: To learn more about SMA America visit: www.sma-america.com 2019, Top CSR: https://youmatter.world/en/top-100-companies-best-csr-reputation2019-28108/ Coca-Cola Article: https://thehill.com/changing-america/sustainability/environment/479357-coca-cola-wont-go-plastic-free-in-order-to Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
40:47
April 08, 2020
Energy Management Systems with SMA - Part I
Ryan and Marie are beyond excited to present Part I of this two-part interview with leaders at SMA America. SMA is one of the largest inverter manufacturers around the globe and has a hand in many different areas that support solar and renewable energy technologies. In this episode, Director of Marketing, Brad Dore of SMA, joins us to share about the company and the Energy Management Systems they have to offer. From being an inverter powerhouse to batteries to EV chargers - SMA continues to be record-breakers in the industry and has a lot more to come. To learn more about SMA, visit www.sma-america.com or www.smainverted.com Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
36:50
March 25, 2020
Love the Place You Live - Ambient Energy
Marie and Ryan kick off another episode with ‘Watts In The News’, touching on the subject of new solar technologies and the accessibility of EV charging services for long road trips. Then hear as they speak with Clayton Bartczak, Sustainability Team Leader, from Colorado based, sustainability consulting company Ambient Energy.  Clayton reviews the steps buildings can make to implement energy management systems and in turn promote productivity with energy solutions. Clayton also shares his thoughts on how you can develop energy management strategies within your home, business, or community. From the Show: Solar from Darkness - https://futurism.com/the-byte/device-energy-dark-night “Ghost Waves” - https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/11/the-broken-technology-of-ghost-hunting/506627/ ChargePoint Article  - https://www.energy.gov/eere/articles/chargepoint-helping-electrify-america-s-transportation Clayton Bartczak, Ambient Energy - http://ambient-e.com/ Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
50:50
March 11, 2020
Season 2 is Here
Marie and Ryan are back on the mics for Season 2. During this short teaser, hear about where we've been and what we have planned for 2020.  To submit your show ideas and suggestions email: marie@grnesolar.com or ryan@grnesolar.com Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
05:34
February 05, 2020
Green Burials with Green Burial Council
We are joined by Lee Webster and Ed Bixby the Presidents of Green Burial Council, which is an organization that provides advisory leadership on the practices of sustainable burial.  Part I, we speak with Lee to get a history and overview of the methods used. During Part II, we talk with Ed, who takes us through the practices of a burial and what can be expected. From the Show: Green Burial Council, www.greenburialcouncil.orgLet Your Love Grow, letyourlovegrow.com/blogs/blog/eco-friendly-burialNational End of Life Doula Alliance, www.nedalliance.orgHome Funeral Alliance, www.homefuneralalliance.orgSteelmantown Cemetery Company, www.steelmantowncemetery.com Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
01:02:58
October 30, 2019
Indiana...The Traveling City - Energy Systems Network
Marie and Ryan are joined by Paul Mitchell, Executive Director of Energy Systems Network. Paul shares with us the advancements of sustainability in Indiana through the Rapid Transit Bus Line, an Affordable Housing Project, The Moving Forward collaboration, and provides his take on micro-mobility for the city of Indianapolis. From the ShowPaul Mitchell from ESN Website, www.energysystemsnetwork.com/projects Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
41:39
October 23, 2019
Little Green Steps - Seven Clean Seas and #TrashTag
Marie and Ryan speak with by Tom Peacock-Nazil, co-founder and CEO of the organization, Seven Clean Seas. Our discussion with Tom covers the plastic crisis, beach clean-ups, an innovation to offset your plastic use, and the #trashtag. Stay tuned after the interview to hear the conversation with a Reddit famous family about their participation in the #trashtag! From the show: Seven Clean Seas, www.sevencleanseas.com Instagram, @sevencleanseas Mr. Trash Wheel, www.baltimorewaterfront.com/healthy-harbor/water-wheel/ LadBible, @Ladbible Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
41:13
October 16, 2019
Look Down and Look Around - Wisdom Supply Co.
Ryan and Marie are joined by Heather Itzla founder of Wisdom Supply Co, which sources and sells sustainable office and school supplies. Hear from Heather about the plastic crisis, how to look at supplies differently, and hear her unique story on becoming a B-Corporation.  From the show: Wisdom Supply Co., www.wisdomsupplyco.com/ Instagram: @WisdomSupplyCo There is No Away Blog: http://thereisnoaway.net/ B-Corporation: bcorporation.net/ Forest Stewardship Certification: us.fsc.org/en-us 5 Gyres: https://www.5gyres.org/ Plastic Pollution Collation: https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/ Surfrider Foundation: https://www.surfrider.org/volunteer?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9M287MDE5AIVEZ6fCh2gqAd2EAAYASAAEgLeGPD_BwE A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO Wisdom Supply Co. for being honored as a “Best For The World” B-Corporation! Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
31:13
October 09, 2019
Island Renewables
James Ellsmoor, Director at Solar Head of State and Founder & CEO for Island Innovation joins us to discuss the actions islands are taking to promote renewable energy. From the show: James Ellsmoor, james@islandinnovation.co To Register for the Virtual Island Summit visit: www.islandinnovation.co/summit Twitter: @Jellsmoor LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jellsmoor/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ellsmoor Video from the Jamaica Solar Challenge and Outro Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv0-FYzayE8 Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar and @WattsUpPodcast.
36:18
October 02, 2019
LIVE from SPI 2019
Eric Peterman and Kendall Ludwig call in LIVE from the 2019 Solar Power International conference. First up, is an interview with Evelyn Fisher, Head of Growth at Span.  Span is a  new technology to digitize your electric service panel for better synergy with your storage and energy system. Then, Marie and Ryan speak with Eric and Kendall to chat about what they are seeing and learning at the conference. From the show:  TEXT ‘DefendtheITC’ at 52886 to submit appeal letters to your representatives.  Span.io, www.span.io CWLP Community Solar Project, www.cwlp.com/ConservationHome/ConservationInformation/MySolar.aspx Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
25:34
September 26, 2019
Gaining Community Buy-In
Marie and Ryan speak with Mariah Lynne, Founder and CEO,  of Good Steward Consulting. PR extraordinaire, Mariah, shares with us how she approaches each project, handles difficult conversations, and explains how you can't overlook ideas of the new generation.  From the show: Mariah Lynne, Good Steward Consulting, www.goodstewardconsulting.com Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar and @WattsUpPodcast.
45:30
September 18, 2019
It Takes Multiple Bites... Illinois Policy
Ryan talks with policy experts, Sarah Wochos of Borrego Solar and Amy Heart of SunRun. Sarah and Amy share their knowledge on Illinois policy- where it stands now, the RPS goals of the state, and the actions being taken for the future.  After speaking with Sarah and Amy, Ryan speaks with GRNE Solar, CEO, Eric Peterman on his take of Illinois Policy.  From the show: Sarah Wochos, Borrego Solar, www.borregosolar.com Amy Heart, SunRun, www.sunrun.com Clean Energy Jobs Act: www.citizensutilityboard.org/clean-energy-jobs-act Future Energy Jobs Act: www.futureenergyjobsact.com Solar ABC’s: www.solarabcs.org Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA): www.illinoissolar.org Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
37:56
September 12, 2019
Community Solar
Ryan is joined by Eric Pasi of IPS Solar and John Kinch from Michigan Energy Options to discuss the development of community solar projects. From procuring land to gaining subscribers, Eric and John share their experiences.  From the show: Eric Pasi, IPS Solar - ips-solar.com John Kinch, Michigan Energy Options – michiganenergyoptions.org  Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar or on Instagram @WattsUpPodcast
01:03:15
September 10, 2019
Sustainable NFL Stadiums
Football is BACK! We are celebrating the start of the new NFL season by sharing what makes five NFL Stadiums sustainable. Ryan and Marie are joined by GRNE Solar's Director of Operations, Ed Howey in this bonus episode.  From the show: NBC Sports: www.nbcsports.com/nfl LEED Certification: new.usgbc.org/leed Xcel Energy Windsource: www.xcelenergy.com/programs_and_rebates/business_programs_and_rebates/renewable_energy_options_business/windsource_for_business Energy Star: www.energystar.gov Green Sports Alliance: greensportsalliance.org Young at Heart Senior Pet Adoptions: www.adoptaseniorpet.com Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: www.energy.gov/eere/articles/5-nfl-football-stadiums-score-big-efficiency EnergySage: news.energysage.com/the-top-nfl-teams-and-stadiums-for-solar Electric Choice: www.electricchoice.com/blog/nfl-stadiums-attempt-to-lower-energy-costs CenturyLink Field: www.centurylinkfield.com en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CenturyLink_Field Mile High Stadium: www.denverbroncos.com/stadium en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mile_High_Stadium AT&T Stadium: attstadium.com en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT%26T_Stadium Mercedes-Benz Stadium: mercedesbenzstadium.com en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_Stadium Soldier Field: soldierfield.net en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldier_Field Lambeau Field: www.packers.com/lambeau-field/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambeau_Field Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar and @WattsUpPodcast.
34:11
September 04, 2019
Status of Illinois Solar
Why is it we are seeing solar popping up across the state and Midwest? During this episode GRNE Solar's Eric Peterman, Ryan Suchsland, and The Power Bureau and former Illinois Power Agency Director, Mark Pruitt discuss the current status of Illinois solar and what they foresee moving forward.  From the show: The Power Bureau -  www.thepowerbureau.com IPA - www2.illinois.gov/sites/ipa/Pages/default.aspx RPS - www.icc.illinois.gov/industry-reports/renewable-portfolio-standards-requirements SEIA - www.seia.org/state-solar-policy/illinois-solar ISEA - www.illinoissolar.org/illinoissolardata IL APB - illinoisabp.com/community-solar Path to 100 - www.pathto100.net Horseshoe Sandwich - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseshoe_sandwich Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar and @WattsUpPodcast.
47:31
September 03, 2019
In the News - Amazon Forest Fires
As sustainability and energy topics hit the news, we will be releasing bonus episodes to provide you with the details. In this episode Marie, Ryan, and Conner share insight on the fires happening in the Amazon. From the show: Slate Magazine: slate.com/technology/2019/08/the-amazon-fires-what-you-need-to-know.html National Geographic: www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/08/how-the-amazon-rainforest-wildfires-will-affect-wild-animals/ World Wildlife Fund: www.worldwildlife.org/press-releases/wwf-statement-on-brazilian-amazon-forest-fires Ecosia: www.ecosia.org/?c=en Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar and @WattsUpPodcast.
09:02
August 28, 2019
Extending Our Thanks
Upcoming Episodes Status of Solar in Illinois with Mark Pruitt of The Power Bureau and Eric Peterman of GRNE Solar Sustainable Stadiums with Ed Howey, GRNE Solar Community Solar with Eric Pasi of IPS Solar and John Kinch of Michigan Energy Options Island Sustainability with James Ellsmoor of Island Innovation and Solar Head of State Gaining Community Buy-In with Mariah Lynne of Good Steward Consulting It Takes Multiple Bites... Illinois Policy with Amy Heart of SunRun and Sarah Wochos of Borrego Solar Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar and @WattsUpPodcast.
02:10
August 27, 2019
SOLAR 101 - Incentives
 Join hosts Marie Burgquist, Ryan Suchsland, and Conner Allen as they discuss the renewable energy incentives. This episode is part two of a two part series which provides you with a high-level overview of solar systems, keywords, and incentives.   From the show: DSIRE – www.DSIRE.org Wholesale Solar – www.Wholesalesolar.com/solar-information Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar and @WattsUpPodcast.
29:31
August 22, 2019
SOLAR 101 - The Basics of Solar
Join hosts Marie Burgquist, Ryan Suchsland, and Conner Allen as they discuss the basics of solar energy systems. This episode is part one of a two part series which provides you with a high-level overview of solar systems, keywords, and incentives.  From the show: ISU Renewable Energy Program - illinoisstate.edu/academics/renewable-energy Energy Sage - www.energysage.com/solar Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar and @WattsUpPodcast.
29:17
August 22, 2019
Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves
Join host Ryan Suchsland as he shares what is in store for the new Watts Up podcast. Ryan then meets with the founders of GRNE Solar, Jess Baker and Eric Peterman.  Hear from Jess and Eric about how they grew GRNE Solar from two guys to a leading EPC solar firm.  Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn more about GRNE Solar visit, GRNESolar.com or you can find us across social media @GRNESolar and @Wattsuppodcast.
24:40
August 22, 2019