Published on April 19th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


1st TalkSolar + CleanTechnica Podcast! (Tables Turned)

April 19th, 2014 by  

As announced the other day, TalkSolar and CleanTechnica have teamed up for TalkSolar’s second season. The first show was on Thursday (shows are broadcast live on Thursdays at noon EST / 9 am PST on BlogTalkRadio). Since it was the first show of the new partnership, we decided to launch with the interview tables turned. I interviewed TalkSolar‘s & Southeast Green‘s Beth Bond. In actuality, it was more like a coffee-shop chat or fireside chat. You can listen below, and feel free to chime in with your own comments to any of the topics down in the comment section below the post.

Needless to say, I’m very excited to have Beth leading this podcast season here on CleanTechnica. We’ve lined up an exceptional string of solar experts for her to interview, and I’m sure we’ll all have a lot of fun listening to those interviews each week.

We initially said these summaries + replays would run on Fridays here on CleanTechnica. However, I’ve decided that Saturdays might be better. Friday is a tough day to get people’s attention for long, and we often have a lot more articles published on Friday than Saturday. Of course, you can also listen live on the TalkSolar channel.

Normally, by the way, there won’t be delays in the conversation like there were in this one. That was due to some imperfections with Skype, which is what I used to call in to the show.

If you have any specific topics you want Beth to cover or any specific people you’d like her to interview, drop us a note! You can comment under these posts regarding that or email email Ms Bond (that just sounded cool) directly.

For more on some of the topics covered in this show, here are some stories I’d recommend:

Solar Ovens

Sustainability 101: How To Cook With A Solar Oven

Solar Cookers: An Old Concept with Modern Innovations Make Cooking Greener

New Solar Cooker Could Greatly Improve Health In ‘Developing World’

SunFocus Solar Electric Oven — “Next-Generation” Solar Oven Kickstarter Campaign

Compact Solar Cooker Unfolds for Easy Use

Solar Empowers Sabada Grande

GoSun Solar Oven — Kickstarter Project Can Cook You Dinner In 20 Minutes With Nothing But The Sun

Florida Solar

FPL To Pilot Community-Funded Solar Power Plants

Solar Rebates In Florida — More Up For Grabs!

‘How Much Are Solar Panels?’ Is Wrong Question — ‘How Much Are Solar Panels Gonna Save Me?’ Is Better

Utility CEOs Talk Solar

Georgia Solar

Georgia Power Changes Its Position On Solar Bill

Georgia Set To Increase Solar Energy With New Legislation

Solar Power War — It’s Heating Up

Polls Show Support For Solar

Americans Love Solar (Republicans & Democrats, Alike)

9 out of 10 Americans Think Solar Has Increased Role to Play in US Energy Mix

90% of Americans Support Solar Power, Industry Development; So What’s Up with Congress?


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  • Will E

    How Much Are Solar Panels? is wrong question, How Much Are Solar Panels Gonna Save Me? is better.
    love this story. This is what people want to know.
    This is a translation of savings in kWh to Dollars saved and made by Solar Power.
    Translate more Solar Power and Wind Power kWh statistics to dollars, so readers can understand how much money is saved and made by Solar and Wind.

    Solar Power Plant produces 100 Megawatt.
    Wind Power in Texas ads 1 gigawatt in 2013.

    what people want to know is;
    Solar Power Plant produces 100 Megawatt, and makes a profit of 100.000 dollars a year.
    Wind Power in Texas ads 1 Gigawatt in 2013 and makes a profit of 100 million dollars a year.

    do you agree?

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