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Dan Shugar, Part 2 - Solar Pioneer Series (Ep 057)
Episode 5727th November 2017 • SunCast • Nico Johnson
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Welcome to Episode 57 of SunCast, and episode #5 in the Solar Pioneers series.

Today is the much-anticipated Part 2 of Episode 39 with Dan Shugar!

As founder and CEO, Dan Shugar helped build NEXTracker into one of the fastest growing cleantech companies in the U.S. Dan was responsible for spinning NEXTracker out of Solaria Corp. where he also served as CEO, and then merging with FLEX almost 2 years ago. Nextracker has become the largest tracker company in the world by volume shipped, and I wanted to know more about what has driven that success. If you don't know Dan's backstory, and it's a GREAT one, please be sure to listen to Episode 39!

Tune in today as we discuss:

  • The similar evolution of the Auto and Solar industries.
  • The Best Advice Dan has been given by his Mentors.
  • Advice to budding Entrepreneurs.
  • The book Dan has given away the most.
  • What's in Dan's crystal ball?

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