Solar r.e.view Podcast

Solar r.e.view

Solar r.e.view is a podcast for contractors who want to dive a little deeper into the increasing complicated solar industry. Produced by leading solar distributor BayWa r.e. Solar Systems, the Solar r.e.view Podcast is focused on helping local installers run healthy and profitable businesses.

All Episodes

The post Solar Tech Talk Episode 9: AC-Coupled Storage with SMA & BYD, Enphase Energy appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Nov 18

58 min 54 sec

The post Solar Tech Talk Episode 8, All About Modules with LG Electronics and Silfab appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Oct 21

1 hr 10 min

In this in-depth, actionable conversation, Tom Miller talks with industry financing experts Gregg Fisher, Robyn Kenkel, and Rachel Schapira on what contractors need to know to make informed, intelligent financing decisions. The post Solar Financing Podcast: How Installers Can Best Work with Financiers and a Whole Lot More… appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Aug 17

45 min 45 sec

Aaron and Kate sit down with Ryan Mayfield, Rebekah Hren, and NABCEP President Shawn O’Brien. The post Solar Tech Talk Episode 7, A NABCEP Lookahead appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Aug 4

31 min 9 sec

Solar financing is a dynamic, rapidly shifting landscape. Whether you’re a residential installer or a commercial-focused EPC, see how you can find partners, financiers, plan great projects, and look ahead to 2022. The post BayWa r.e. Solar Town Hall — July 22: Commercial and Residential Financing (Episode 204) appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Jul 26

54 min 19 sec

Kate and Aaron visit with Cameron Stewart from SolarEdge, and Adam Schroeder and Jeff McAndrew of Generac Power Systems. Plus, our “Tales from the Roof” returns! The post Solar Tech Talk, Episode 6: Diving into DC-Coupled Options for Residential Solar Storage appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Jun 22

1 hr 5 min

What gets decided in California has broad implications for the rest of the United States. Our June 2021 industry roundtable explains why the Golden State is a policy battleground for our solar installation industry nationwide. The post BayWa r.e. Solar Town Hall — June 24: Your State Is a Solar Policy Battlefield (Episode 203) appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Jun 17

53 min 44 sec

The LGBTQ+ solar professionals community is growing fast, and BayWa r.e. is here to support. Learn more about how to get involved. The post Solar Tech Talk Bonus Episode: Solar Pride Month 2021! appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Jun 1

19 min 57 sec

Aaron and Kate visit with Jeff Spies of Planet Plan Sets, Louis Woofenden of Net Zero Solar, and Connor Morrison of Unirac to talk PV racking. Plus, another “Tales from the Roof” The post Solar Tech Talk, Episode 5: PV Racking Standards and Knowledge U.S. Contractors Need to Know appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

May 19

1 hr 6 min

Aaron and Kate visit with SEIA Working Group Vice Chair Jason Fisher and Blair Reynolds of SMA America to talk safety and compliance in solar system design. Plus, a new “Tales from the Roof” from STT listener! The post Solar Tech Talk, Episode 4: Demystifying Rapid Shutdown, from RSS and HCE to UL 3741 and the SunSpec Alliance appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Apr 15

1 hr 1 min

Residential solar contractors curious about dipping into commercial projects can listen to our chat with Guillaume Casanova, our Director of Commercial Solutions. The post Commercial Solar Podcast: 2021 Q1 Check-In on Energy Storage Trends, Green Stocks, and the Solar Coaster appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Mar 25

27 min 25 sec

We invited industry experts to talk federal policy and new developments, net energy metering in California and its implications, plus Kate shares a wild story from the early days of solar installation. The post Solar Tech Talk, Episode 3: Build Back Better for the Country, Net Energy Metering in States, and Other Movements in U.S. Rooftop Solar Policy appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Mar 12

59 min 26 sec

Our Director of Residential Financing Rachel Schapira provides an intro on how contractors can best leverage solar financing products. The post Financing Podcast: Financing 101 for Your Solar Installation Business appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Mar 8

19 min 48 sec

Residential solar contractors curious about dipping into commercial projects can listen to our chat with Guillaume Casanova, our Director of Commercial Solutions The post Commercial Solar Podcast: A View of the Market for Installers Exploring the Field appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Feb 23

27 min 25 sec

In this installment of Culture Chronicles, we discuss how equitable and supportive family leave policies afford your employees precious family time — without sacrificing business momentum. The post Culture Chronicles: Better Family Leave Policies for Solar Employee Wellbeing appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Feb 18

34 min 59 sec

Research Analyst Bryan White of Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables stops by for a podcast chat with Rachel Schapira and Tom Miller The post A Residential Solar Financing Chat: Navigating Current Trends and Options for Installer Success appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Feb 18

47 min 39 sec

As a solar contractor, when should you consider getting outside help for sales origination? Our expert roundtable weighs in on the pitfalls and positives on working with sales channel partners. The post Solar Town Hall — February 24: To Originate or Not? Working with Outside Sales Organizations (Episode 202) appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Feb 11

54 min 23 sec

Our own Guillaume Casanova invited reps from SolarEdge, JA Solar, and Unirac to showcase their exciting product developments for the U.S. commercial solar market. The post Webinar Recap: What’s in Store for Commercial Solar in 2021 — PV, Inverters, and Racking appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Feb 9

55 min 53 sec

In this episode we focus on batteries and storage – including BYD's B-Box residential battery, battery safety and testing requirements for manufacturers, and our new Storage Comparison chart summarizing relative performance numbers side-by-side. The post Solar Tech Talk, Episode 2: BYD’s B-Box Benefits; The Science of Battery Safety and Testing; Our New Storage Comparison Doc appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Feb 3

59 min 41 sec

We gathered industry leaders to discuss what to expect in 2021 for customer engagement, labor and supply chain, and the business climate for our solar installation industry. The post Solar Town Hall – January 27: Looking Ahead at 2021 (Episode 201) appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Jan 29

50 min 27 sec

We talk with our Head of Supplier Relations Daniel Marino and our VP of Operations David Dunlap. The post Executive Roundtable: Global Supply Chain Delays and #BuildBackBetter Implications for U.S. Residential and Commercial Solar Installers appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Jan 21

17 min 5 sec

Tom Miller delves into Russ’ approach to solar marketing and Generac’s marketing mix, its lead sharing program, and what’s ahead for the PWRCell product. The post Interview with Russ Minick, CMO of Generac appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Jan 15

25 min 41 sec

Get the latest insight on 2021 trends for home storage management, adoption of UL 9540 standards, and new directions in PV module sizes. Plus, we look at the brand-new RESU16H Prime battery storage from LG Energy Solution, and conclude with a thoughtful discussion on why recycling PV panels is an important challenge to be solved. The post Solar Tech Talk, Episode 1: All About the New LG RESU16H Prime Battery System appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Dec 2020

49 min 26 sec

In this #SolarTownHall, we talked with leaders from around our industry on growing equity and access to solar opportunities across the United States. The post Solar Town Hall – December 9: Working Together to Offer Solar in Every Community appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Dec 2020

55 min 44 sec

Whether you're in solar sales, leadership, marketing, or own a solar business, we make a lot of assumptions about what solar consumers want. Are we right? The post What’s Inside the Mind of the Solar Consumer – Follow-up appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Nov 2020

39 min 7 sec

Do solar customers truly make rational decisions? Let’s explore the behaviors, emotions, and values that truly drive homeowners to commit to solar — and to their installer! The post Solar Town Hall – October 21: Inside the Mind of the Solar Consumer appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Oct 2020

53 min 16 sec

The Ecolibrium acquisition, C&I opportunities, the greatness of New Mexico, and more in our latest podcast. The post A Sit-Down with Unirac CEO Peter Lorenz appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Oct 2020

17 min 2 sec

How can solar contractors specializing in C&I projects finish strong for 2020 and strategically prepare themselves for the new calendar year? The post Solar Town Hall – September 23: Q4 and Beyond: A Look into the Future of Commercial PV & Storage appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Sep 2020

47 min 38 sec

BayWa r.e. Director of Residential Financing Rachel Schapira talks dealer fees and what contractors should look for when selecting a solar finance partner. The post A Residential Financing Chat appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Sep 2020

23 min 21 sec

National and local electrical codes may pose frustrations during design and inspection, but solar contractors can take leadership to ensure both innovation and safety stay apace in our rapidly evolving industry. The post Solar Town Hall – August 26: Codes, Compliance, and the Solar Contractor appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Aug 2020

1 hr

In adapting to digitization, solar contractors face a fractured offerings of generic software tools. But new efforts in solar-specific software are changing the playing field. The post Solar Town Hall – July 15: The Software Stack of the Modern Solar Business appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Jul 2020

58 min 10 sec

The former director of DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office and NREL, advisor to Sandia Labs, on self-reliance in solar, providing solar to low-income communities, disaggregation, the modern grid, and more. The post A Chat with Dr. Charlie Gay appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Jul 2020

44 min 19 sec

How can we truly live up to our promises to bring diversity to our industry — and make solar energy and jobs accessible for all? The post Solar Town Hall – July 1: Creating a Diverse, Equitable, and Resilient Solar Industry appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Jul 2020

1 hr

Out of pandemic disruptions, how can our solar industry break molds and embrace innovations in digitization and engagement? The post Town Hall: A Solar Shift? Mental Models for the New Normal appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Jun 2020

1 hr 2 min

Get expert tips and advice from solar sales and marketing experts, as well as from fellow solar contractors, on what's moving the sales needle in the these strange times. The post Solar Town Hall: Closing Sales In a “Low Touch” World appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Jun 2020

53 min 53 sec

As regions consider reopening, how do we keep crews safe, stay compliant, and build consumer confidence? The post Solar Town Hall: What Does “Reopening” Look Like for Solar Contractors? appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

May 2020

58 min 46 sec

I'm applying for, or received, my PPP funds. What do I do now? The post 20 More PPP Questions Answered appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Apr 2020

20 min 46 sec

I'm applying for, or received, my PPP funds. What do I do now? The post COVID-19 Solar Town Hall #6 appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Apr 2020

57 min 9 sec

How to thrive in tough times, an audacious goal to train millions of solar workers, and a look at future opportunities The post COVID-19 Solar Town Hall #5 appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Apr 2020

57 min 30 sec

Solar financing, jobs, the US economy, and the future of renewables The post COVID-19 Solar Town Hall #4 appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Apr 2020

55 min 48 sec

How to sell and conduct site assessments, virtually The post COVID-19 Solar Town Hall #3 appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Apr 2020

1 hr 2 min

A global perspective, SEIA on permitting, contractor messages from on the ground, and more The post COVID-19 Solar Town Hall #2 appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Apr 2020

58 min 27 sec

CEO Boaz Soifer, solar contractors, and industry leaders talk about responses to COVID-19 The post COVID-19 Solar Town Hall #1 appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Mar 2020

1 hr 1 min

How to prepare your business for uncertain times with BayWa r.e. CCO Daniel Marino and VP of Operations David Dunlap. The post Coronavirus, Disruptors and Solar Resilience – The Podcast appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Mar 2020

14 min 36 sec

CCO Daniel Marino and VP of Operations David Dunlap share their thoughts on the future of modules and solar technology The post 2020 Predictions Podcast appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Feb 2020

10 min 28 sec

Effective communication can have a big impact on a business's bottom line. Today we discuss one component of effective communication—giving and receiving feedback. The post Effective Communication Part 1 appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Jan 2020

21 min 12 sec

NEC2017 goes into effect in California, January 1, 2020. Are you ready? The post A Rapid Shutdown Review – Podcast appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Dec 2019

9 min

Listen in as our four panelists debate the state of storage and field audience questions. The post Debating the State of Storage – Podcast appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Nov 2019

1 hr 13 min

Tom chats with Boaz about his latest organizational development article, company core values, and more — in space. The post A Podcast in Spaaaaacccceeee – with CEO Boaz Soifer appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Sep 2019

28 min 48 sec

BayWa r.e. announces their new Homebuilder Solutions program The post Podcast – Are you ready for Title 24? appeared first on BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.

Aug 2019

19 min