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Published on April 17th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


CleanTechnica & TalkSolar Team Up For 2nd Season Of TalkSolar

April 17th, 2014 by  

Atlanta, GA – Cheyenne, WY (April 17th, 2014) – CleanTechnica and TalkSolar launched the second season of TalkSolar today with the announcement of a new partnership. TalkSolar started broadcasting in April 2013, interviewing industry leaders such as Rhone Resch, CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association; Minh Le, Director of the Solar Energy Technologies Office, Department of Energy; and corporate Sustainability Directors from General Motors and Honda. Other guests included solar installers, manufacturers, and marketing leaders within the solar industry. With the rapid deployment of solar PV charging of electric vehicles, TalkSolar also discussed the synergy between those two emerging technologies.

The second season of TalkSolar will continue the discussion of solar as it grows from a nascent industry to a more robust part of the national renewable energy revolution. Clean energy is a critical part of evolving, modern conversations around electric generation, and solar is a key component of those dialogues. TalkSolar will explore policy, distributed generation, battery storage, utility scale production, and business and residential solar installation in the coming season.

The kick-off episode will be a reversing of the tables, as Zachary Shahan, Director of CleanTechnica, will be interviewing TalkSolar host, Beth Bond, who is a self-proclaimed solar geek and knowledgeable about solar policy in Georgia specifically and in the Southeast generally.

“The partnership between CleanTechnica and TalkSolar seemed like a natural pairing. We have been looking to host a radio show but no other option had really clicked yet,” said Zach Shahan of CleanTechnica. “I was interviewed on TalkSolar last year and found it to be an excellent and interesting experience. When TalkSolar approached us to host the show on CleanTechnica, we saw this as a perfect opportunity to finally get a quality interview program on CleanTechnica.”

Beth Bond added, “TalkSolar was interviewing solar professionals from across the country which was very exciting. TalkSolar was getting a great audience for its first year.” However, to really leverage the potential of the show, Bond knew TalkSolar needed a larger platform then BlogTalkRadio could reach. “The goal of TalkSolar is to create a robust communication platform for the solar industry to explore solutions and vet challenges faced by business professionals working in solar. The only way to achieve that was to find a host website that was already communicating to the solar community. CleanTechnica was the right place. Its cutting-edge approach to covering solar and other cleantech sectors matched the new paradigm of media coverage that TalkSolar embraces,” said Bond.

Episodes will broadcast on Thursdays at Noon EST (9 am PST) on BlogTalkRadio on the TalkSolar channel and appear on CleanTechnica on Fridays. Leaders interested in being interviewed on the show may contact Beth Bond.

talksolarAbout TalkSolar
This lively 30 minute online radio show interviews leaders from government, business and non-profits each week on TalkSolar channel on BlogTalkRadio. Post interview, podcasts are available on CleanTechnica.


cleantechnicaAbout CleanTechnica
CleanTechnica is the #1 website for cleantech news & commentary in the US and worldwide. With approximately 1 million visitors a month, CleanTechnica is a recognized leader in solar energy, wind energy, electric car, and other clean technology coverage.

About Zachary Shahan, Director of CleanTechnica
Zachary Shahan is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past five years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he’s the owner/founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.

About Beth Bond, Host of TalkSolar
Beth Bond is the Curator of Sustainable News and owner of Southeast Green, the trusted online news website for green and sustainability news in the Southeastern United States. Southeast Green covers all topics of sustainability from renewable energy to transportation to green building to the organic food movement in 13 states. Bond hosts both, Speaking of Green, now in its fourth season and TalkSolar, starting its second season in April 2014. Both are online radio shows that interview leaders from industry, government, and non-governmental organizations. 


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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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