Artwork for podcast SunCast
539: Democratizing Energy for Everyone, One Smart Solar Battery at Time, with Electriq’s Aric Saunders
Episode 53910th November 2022 • SunCast • Nico Johnson
00:00:00 00:53:30

Share Episode


Hawaii native Aric Saunders is a clean energy champion well versed in reaching low to moderate-income communities, creating innovative products, and integrating storage into the grid. Aric is the executive vice president of sales and marketing for Electriq Power, a battery storage company in San Leandro, California. He joined the company as director of business development in 2017 to advise their residential energy storage and go-to-market strategy. 

Electriq has developed a smart home battery storage solution for homes and small businesses that helps owners harness the power of smart batteries to achieve a more renewable energy solution. 

A serial entrepreneur, Aric leverages more than a decade of renewable experience built on a foundation of real estate development. Before Electriq, he founded three companies in Hawaii and brought a first-for-Hawaii residential financing product to the market, which we discuss in today's episode. 

You'll hear how he has incorporated sales operations, product management, and finance into an interesting and diverse career. 

If you're curious about how the battery storage markets are growing and how the recently passed US Inflation Reduction Act will affect it, tune in to learn more.

If you want to connect with today's guest, you’ll find links to his contact info in the show notes on the blog at

SunCast is presented by Sungrow, the world’s most bankable inverter brand.

SunCast is also supported by PVcase & Trina.

You can learn more about all the sponsors who help make this show free for you at

Remember, you can always find resources, learn more about today’s guest and explore recommendations, book links, and more than 650 other founder stories and startup advice at

Subscribe to Valence, our weekly Linkedin Newsletter, and learn the elements of compelling storytelling:

You can connect with me, Nico Johnson, on:

Twitter -

LinkedIn -