A year ago, the industry was mildly shocked to learn that Jigar Shah, Industry Icon, Entrepreneur, Investor & Visionary would be joining the US Department of Energy to head the infamous Loan Program office(LPO). The LPO is notably responsible for the Title XVII program that invested in companies like Tesla, Ford, Nissan and a large number of solar energy companies/projects. A year on, I wanted to check-in with Jigar to learn how his first year went, where he’s seeing the trends for 2022 & beyond, and how the solar industry would fare in the portfolio for the remainder of his tenure.
We touch on 3 key areas (and a few other 1st-heard-on-SunCast moments):
- A Portfolio Summary Report
- Is there still a place for Solar at LPO?
- Jigar’s Journey to Federal Service & what the job opportunities look like
You didn’t click on this episode to read a bunch, likely you need no convincing, so get to listening. 😉