Welcome to Episode 70 of SunCast! 

I hope you enjoyed the last episode with James Pagonis, the Head of Product at PowerHub.

I met Brian at SPI 2017 last year after asking around a bit about the microgrid they had built to power an entire section of this enormous tradeshow.  Brian gave me a clinic on the history of microgrids, and if you’re at all interested in the evolution and indeed renaissance of DC-powered systems, stick around for today’s discussion. 

Tune in Today as we Discuss Topics Such As:

  • Why Charles Kettering is actually the father of microgrids 
  • Early microgrids in rural America are a template for the modern era 
  • Emerge Alliance addressing energy access globally 
  • Creating the “Enernet” – aggregating personal and enterprise level power networks until we have a “world network” 
  • The DC microgrid Emerge created to power an entire area of SPI 2017 

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Thanks again for setting aside THIS time in your day. Enjoy this week’s episode of SunCast, with Brian Patterson.