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Renewable energy and sustainability news is nothing short of a rollercoaster with changes by the day. What better way to stay up-to-date on Watts Up than hearing from industry experts sharing about their innovations, solutions, and knowledge.


Looking at the Clean Economy Landscape with Mike Casey of Tigercomm
Oct 21 • 59 min
Marie, Ryan, and Conner are joined by Mike Casey of Tigercomm. During this episode, we discuss everything from marketing, sales, and the landscape of the clean energy economy. From the Show: Tigercomm - https://www.tigercomm.us/ PV Magazine -…
Wind Turbines - We’re Big Fans
Oct 1 • 75 min
Conner joins Marie and Ryan as they shoot the breeze about the science behind wind turbines. Ryan kicks off the episode teaching us about the science of wind then Conner and Marie get into the history and anatomy of wind turbines. From the show: Renewable…
WITN: Red Gate Woods, Rebuilding Puerto Rico, and a Viral Hijinx
Sep 17 • 24 min
Marie and Ryan are joined by Conner during this week’s Watts in the News. This week features articles about the Red Gate Woods in southwest Chicago, Rebuilding Puerto Rico, and Internet Hijinx. From the Show: Red Gate Woods:…
Part II Roundtable Discussion: Governor Pritzker’s 8-Principles for a Clean & Renewable Illinois Economy
Sep 10 • 62 min
Marie and Ryan are joined by fellow colleagues Eric Gronwick and Conner Allen for Part II of the roundtable discussion about Governor Pritzker’s 8-Principles for a Clean & Renewable Illinois Economy. From the Show: Part I can be found where ever you hear…
Part I Roundtable Discussion: Governor Pritzker’s 8-Principles for a Clean & Renewable Illinois Economy
Sep 3 • 61 min
The Watts Up usuals, Marie and Ryan, are joined by fellow colleagues Eric Gronwick and Andrew Frum. On August 20, Governor Pritzker’s office released the “Putting Consumers & Climate First, Governor Pritzker’s Eight Principles for a Clean & Renewable…
SolarEdge Energy Hub with Prism Technology with Cameron Stewart
Aug 27 • 58 min
Marie and Ryan talk with 16-year solar industry veteran Cameron Stewart. Cameron is the Storage Application Engineer for the SolarEdge Energy Hub with Prism Technology. During this episode, we pick Cameron’s brain about the inverter gamechanger. We talk…
WITN: Eco Six Pack Rings and Renewable Goals
Aug 20 • 30 min
During this Watts in the News episode, Marie and Ryan discuss the concept of nixing plastic rings for a biodegradable option, renewable energy goals, and other ideas in the name of sustainability and renewable energy. From the Show: · No confirmation…
Safety and Future Proof with SunSpec Alliance
Jul 22 • 52 min
Since 2009, SunSpec Alliance has been spearheading the global education and compliance standards for developers, manufacturers, and service providers of the solar industry. Marie and Ryan are pleased to be joined by Tom Tansy, Chairman of SunSpec…
WITN: Moving Forward Act, Solar Mandates, and Texas Electricity
Jul 1 • 49 min
We’re back to bring you another Watts in the News (WITN). First up, we dive into the newest proposed bill the Moving Forward Act which extends the ITC plus much more to help the momentum of renewable energy across the nation. Then we get into hot news…
Watts Up with Geothermal?
Jun 11 • 50 min
Ryan and Marie bore into the topic of geothermal energy… get it? They cover everything from the geothermal technologies, innovations, cost, and more during this episode of Watts Up. Please subscribe, tell a friend, and leave us a 5-star review. To learn…
Reducing Pests and Green Cement - Watts in the News
May 20 • 31 min
Marie and Ryan are back on video talking about Watts in the News. Marie goes the outdoor route by sharing environmentally friendly pest control options for your home and garden. Ryan shares the incredible impact of switching to a green cement option. From…
Sustainability “Show” & Tell
May 6 • 28 min
Ryan and Marie are joined by Conner and Andrew for a very special audio and video version of the Watts Up podcast. During this episode, this cast of characters has selected sustainable items from their own homes to share their function and impact. To find…
Watts in the News - Earth Day Episode
Apr 22 • 30 min
We hope everyone is staying home and staying safe. During this Earth Day episode, Ryan and Marie bring you Watts in the News. We cover, big corporation recycling, diamond batteries, bugs, and innovations to reduce plastic waste. In this episode: Chipolte…
Creating More Value with Less Resources with SMA Part II
Apr 8 • 40 min
Ryan and Marie are pleased to be joined by Matthias Schaepers, Global Sustainability Manager at SMA America. When it comes to corporate social responsibility, SMA America has the process to success down to a science. Their KPI’s for CSR run throughout the…
Energy Management Systems with SMA - Part I
Mar 25 • 36 min
Ryan and Marie are beyond excited to present Part I of this two-part interview with leaders at SMA America. SMA is one of the largest inverter manufacturers around the globe and has a hand in many different areas that support solar and renewable energy…
Love the Place You Live - Ambient Energy
Mar 11 • 50 min
Marie and Ryan kick off another episode with ‘Watts In The News’, touching on the subject of new solar technologies and the accessibility of EV charging services for long road trips. Then hear as they speak with Clayton Bartczak, Sustainability Team…
Season 2 is Here
Feb 5 • 5 min
Marie and Ryan are back on the mics for Season 2. During this short teaser, hear about where we’ve been and what we have planned for 2020. To submit your show ideas and suggestions email: marie@grnesolar.com or ryan@grnesolar.com Please subscribe, tell a…
Green Burials with Green Burial Council
Oct 30, 2019 • 62 min
We are joined by Lee Webster and Ed Bixby the Presidents of Green Burial Council, which is an organization that provides advisory leadership on the practices of sustainable burial. Part I, we speak with Lee to get a history and overview of the methods…
Indiana…The Traveling City - Energy Systems Network
Oct 23, 2019 • 41 min
Marie and Ryan are joined by Paul Mitchell, Executive Director of Energy Systems Network. Paul shares with us the advancements of sustainability in Indiana through the Rapid Transit Bus Line, an Affordable Housing Project, The Moving Forward…
Little Green Steps - Seven Clean Seas and #TrashTag
Oct 16, 2019 • 41 min
Marie and Ryan speak with by Tom Peacock-Nazil, co-founder and CEO of the organization, Seven Clean Seas. Our discussion with Tom covers the plastic crisis, beach clean-ups, an innovation to offset your plastic use, and the #trashtag. Stay tuned after the…
Look Down and Look Around - Wisdom Supply Co.
Oct 9, 2019 • 31 min
Ryan and Marie are joined by Heather Itzla founder of Wisdom Supply Co, which sources and sells sustainable office and school supplies. Hear from Heather about the plastic crisis, how to look at supplies differently, and hear her unique story on becoming…
Island Renewables
Oct 2, 2019 • 36 min
James Ellsmoor, Director at Solar Head of State and Founder & CEO for Island Innovation joins us to discuss the actions islands are taking to promote renewable energy. From the show: James Ellsmoor, james@islandinnovation.co To Register for the Virtual…
LIVE from SPI 2019
Sep 26, 2019 • 25 min
Eric Peterman and Kendall Ludwig call in LIVE from the 2019 Solar Power International conference. First up, is an interview with Evelyn Fisher, Head of Growth at Span. Span is a new technology to digitize your electric service panel for better synergy…
Gaining Community Buy-In
Sep 18, 2019 • 45 min
Marie and Ryan speak with Mariah Lynne, Founder and CEO, of Good Steward Consulting. PR extraordinaire, Mariah, shares with us how she approaches each project, handles difficult conversations, and explains how you can’t overlook ideas of the new…
It Takes Multiple Bites… Illinois Policy
Sep 12, 2019 • 37 min
Ryan talks with policy experts, Sarah Wochos of Borrego Solar and Amy Heart of SunRun. Sarah and Amy share their knowledge on Illinois policy- where it stands now, the RPS goals of the state, and the actions being taken for the future. After speaking with…
Community Solar
Sep 10, 2019 • 63 min
Ryan is joined by Eric Pasi of IPS Solar and John Kinch from Michigan Energy Options to discuss the development of community solar projects. From procuring land to gaining subscribers, Eric and John share their experiences. From the show: Eric Pasi, IPS…
Sustainable NFL Stadiums
Sep 4, 2019 • 34 min
Football is BACK! We are celebrating the start of the new NFL season by sharing what makes five NFL Stadiums sustainable. Ryan and Marie are joined by GRNE Solar’s Director of Operations, Ed Howey in this bonus episode. From the show: NBC Sports:…
Status of Illinois Solar
Sep 2, 2019 • 47 min
Why is it we are seeing solar popping up across the state and Midwest? During this episode GRNE Solar’s Eric Peterman, Ryan Suchsland, and The Power Bureau and former Illinois Power Agency Director, Mark Pruitt discuss the current status of Illinois solar…
In the News - Amazon Forest Fires
Aug 28, 2019 • 9 min
As sustainability and energy topics hit the news, we will be releasing bonus episodes to provide you with the details. In this episode Marie, Ryan, and Conner share insight on the fires happening in the Amazon. From the show: Slate Magazine:…
Extending Our Thanks
Aug 27, 2019 • 2 min
Upcoming Episodes Status of Solar in Illinois with Mark Pruitt of The Power Bureau and Eric Peterman of GRNE Solar Sustainable Stadiums with Ed Howey, GRNE Solar Community Solar with Eric Pasi of IPS Solar and John Kinch of Michigan Energy Options Island…
SOLAR 101 - The Basics of Solar
Aug 21, 2019 • 29 min
Join hosts Marie Burgquist, Ryan Suchsland, and Conner Allen as they discuss the basics of solar energy systems. This episode is part one of a two part series which provides you with a high-level overview of solar systems, keywords, and incentives. From…
Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves
Aug 21, 2019 • 24 min
Join host Ryan Suchsland as he shares what is in store for the new Watts Up podcast. Ryan then meets with the founders of GRNE Solar, Jess Baker and Eric Peterman. Hear from Jess and Eric about how they grew GRNE Solar from two guys to a leading EPC solar…
SOLAR 101 - Incentives
Aug 21, 2019 • 29 min
Join hosts Marie Burgquist, Ryan Suchsland, and Conner Allen as they discuss the renewable energy incentives. This episode is part two of a two part series which provides you with a high-level overview of solar systems, keywords, and incentives. From the…