Interview with ABB Solar & Microgrid Expert Maxine Ghavi (Exclusive Video)

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Maxine Ghavi is one of my favorite people in cleantech. She’s always so nice to speak with, is super friendly, and doesn’t come across as a stuffy corporate executive. She’s also a true cleantech geek. She headed up ABB’s solar power work for almost 4 years, and is now the program director of its broader microgrids division.

If you’re interested in cleantech, I think microgrids are one of the most exciting topics that could come up at a dinner party, so I’m eager to see what Maxine and crew have cooking up. She had just switched roles when I caught up with here down in Abu Dhabi in January, so I asked her a few broad questions about solar and microgrids, waiting to get into the nuts and bolts at a later point in time. Here are my questions and her answers:


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