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The Sun is Setting on Gas Peaker Plants (Ep 067)
Episode 672nd February 2018 • SunCast • Nico Johnson
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Welcome to Episode 67 of SunCast! 

I hope you enjoyed my last episode with Mark McLanahan where we discussed Asset Management + O&M.

Today on SunCast, we continue our Solar + Storage series with an industry executive, Chris Thompson, who's spent quite a bit of time running power conditioning companies - names you've heard of like Xantrex, AE, First Solar and Eaton.

Tune in Today as we Discuss Topics Such As:

  • How Xantrex pivoted their power business post-Enron.
  • Key Differences between the solar and storage markets.
  • How companies can achieve what Chris has coined "Free Charging" with storage.
  • How solar will benefit from the electrification of the automobile industry.

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