Se nos va un buen trozo del programa, esta semana, con Battlefield 2042. Entre los cambios que anunció EA para la franquicia y los innumerables problemillas –el último se lo trajo el mismísimo Papá Noel–, el juego de DICE y Ripple Effect acapara la actualidad a falta de anuncios; puede que la cosa cambie pronto, con The Game Awards, pero no nos ponemos de acuerdo al intentar fijar las expectativas. Los lanzamientos, por suerte, no paran. Nos había quedado pendiente Exo One y también hemos estado probando Solar Ash y Wildermyth.
Photo: The 70-meter-wide radio antenna at the Deep Space Network's Canberra facility in Australia. At present the farthest space probe mankind has constructed and launched from Earth is Voyager 1, which was announced on December 5, 2011, to have reached the outer edge of the Solar system, and entered interstellar space on August 25, 2012. . . . In 2012, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced the award of $500,000 to former astronaut Mae Jemison to fund a project with the goal of sending future astronauts out of the Solar System. @BatchelorShow The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason | Apr 20, 2021 @Batchelorshow https://www.amazon.com/s?k=christopher+Mason&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_2 An argument that we have a moral duty to explore other planets and solar systems—because human life on Earth has an expiration date. Inevitably, life on Earth will come to an end, whether by climate disaster, cataclysmic war, or the death of the sun in a few billion years. To avoid extinction, we will have to find a new home planet, perhaps even a new solar system, to inhabit. In this provocative and fascinating book, Christopher Mason argues that we have a moral duty to do just that. As the only species aware that life on Earth has an expiration date, we have a responsibility to act as the shepherd of life-forms--not only for our species but for all species on which we depend and for those still to come (by accidental or designed evolution). Mason argues that the same capacity for ingenuity that has enabled us to build rockets and land on other planets can be applied to redesigning biology so that we can sustainably inhabit those planets. And he lays out a 500-year plan for undertaking the massively ambitious project of reengineering human genetics for life on other worlds. As they are today, our frail human bodies could never survive travel to another habitable planet. Mason describes the toll that long-term space travel took on astronaut Scott Kelly, who returned from a year on the International Space Station with changes to his blood, bones, and genes. Mason proposes a ten-phase, 500-year program that would engineer the genome so that humans can tolerate the extreme environments of outer space--with the ultimate goal of achieving human settlement of new solar systems. He lays out a roadmap of which solar systems to visit first, and merges biotechnology, philosophy, and genetics to offer an unparalleled vision of the universe to come.
Bill Nussey is a serial entrepreneur who sold his last company to IBM. He spent the past few years interviewing well over 300 people as he wrote his upcoming book, Freeing Energy, and started Solar Inventions, which just received a US patent for a manufacturing innovation that improves solar panel efficiency a few percent and cuts material costs as well. Michael Barnard and Bill talk broadly across the main themes of the book, and the opportunities for lots of businesses and jobs in local energy in the coming years.
Photo: Solar panels. .energy.gov/solar How much per year for Net Zero? Claire Casey, @TheEconomist, @EconomistImpact, the Sustainability Project https://impact.economist.com/sustainability/net-zero-and-energy
DOWNLOAD SOLCIETY APP NOW! Speaker 1 (00:03):Welcome to the Solarpreneur podcast, where we teach you to take your solar business to the next level. My name is Taylor Armstrong and I went from $50 in my bank account and struggling for groceries to closing 150 deals in a year and cracking the code on why sales reps fail. I teach you to avoid the mistakes I made and bringing the top solar dogs, the industry to let you in on the secrets of generating more leads, falling up like a pro and closing more deals. What is a Solarpreneur you might ask a Solarpreneur is a new breed of solar pro that is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve mastery and you are about to become one.Speaker 2 (00:42):What's going on Solarpreneurs, we're back with a another episode, and this is another feature we have with our recent sponsor on the show, and that is pipes in to get. So we've got the man behind kind of the, I would like maybe like the scientist behind the scenes working on the backend of all this. So he's going to give us yeah, just get a stoked about pipe syndicate. Tell us a little bit more about what's going on. So we've got Austin Underwood on the show, Austin. Thanks for coming on with us today.Speaker 3 (01:11):Yeah, thanks for having me today. Yeah, so we I came on to talk about a company that we've been involved with and Taylor's been doing some stuff with called PI syndicate. It's basically a program that we've decided as a mastermind to help solar wraps any real wrap in the door door industry, but primarily solar. I mean, you get all these kids that are coming in to do quite a bit of money all of a sudden, and they don't really know what to do with it, or maybe they're not as smart as they, as it could be. And they don't really know that. And so we help them manage and kind of help really just manage that money. So we're, we're helping them utilize our skills to make that money go further for them as they're, as they're younger and they don't know what to do with it, or they just don't know how to get into certain aspects of, of the investment pools that they want to.Speaker 3 (01:58):And then a big portion of that is tax mitigation. So we help mitigate the taxes on your income side. And we do that a numerous of ways. I mean, we really just decided that we needed to start something that would help out the reps. I there's so many different companies that come in and help the owners, the CEOs, the high level executives. Everybody wants to take care of those guys, but nobody's really talking about, you know, that, that new rep that just started in solar, that you know, is going to crush it and make, you know, 250 K this year, that just came out of nowhere. And and nobody helps that kid, right? He, he gets his tax bill. He goes to a CPA. He thinks he's doing everything the right way. And he doesn't really know that there's a different way to do it, or there's more opportunities than he really thinks there are.Speaker 3 (02:40):And so we wanted to start something that would really help, not only the companies, because we have corporate memberships, we have memberships that include CEOs and owners and things like that, but we wanted a lower level package for the reps. So I rapped could afford it. And a rep could come in and, and say, Hey, I don't know what to do here. I don't know how to file these. I don't know what the right expenses should go, where we just take care of all that for you. We've designed it to be a white glove service. That'll just take care of it for you.Speaker 2 (03:10):That's awesome. And it's cool. Cause you guys have, you know, different packages, different levels. So there's really no excuse for anyone not to being, be getting help from you guys financially. Cause yeah, I mean, yeah, they're lower packages. Maybe it's just the taxes you want done.Speaker 3 (03:24):Yeah. Well, and we, we do the three packages. There's about three main ones and we do them for a reason is we really want, you know, we go anywhere from 5,000 to 30,000 and we do that because we know that there are different needs for different people. Some people aren't in a place this year, you know, some of those new reps, aren't in a place to need all of the benefits with a 15 and $30,000 package, but they definitely needed a $5,000 package and, and vice versa. Some guys are too far. But what, what we do allow is as you grow, we grow with you. So you eventually can move into those spots and not have any problems.Speaker 2 (03:54):Yeah, that's awesome. So yeah, we're going to talk more about that and get into more detail here, but I wanted to hear from you, do you Austin, we were talking yesterday and you told me your background. What's really cool. Austin has just kind of the rags to riches story. I grew up in pretty humble beginnings and all that. So I wanted to see if you would tell our listeners kind of like your upbringing, your story with that, and then how you got more involved in like, you know, door to door and like financial side of things.Speaker 3 (04:21):Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. So we, we we grew up in Utah, so we're from salt lake city, Utah, but we grew up in a little suburb subsidiary section and a Ned called Magna super far west. And it's a, it's a really humble little city. I mean, it's, it's really small compared to most cities in Utah. We we struggled a little bit with, with financial matters and you know, it wasn't like I ever went without things for the most part. I mean, there was a few times that, you know, things got a little, a little sketchy, but for the most part, you know, we, we made it work and, you know, I think for the time and the era, you know, my parents were bringing in like $30,000 together. Like both of them were working, full-time multiple jobs at one point. And you know, it was just hard to figure it out. Right. You know,Speaker 2 (05:07):And you're not that old, so that's right. Yeah. Cause some people are like, oh, maybe he's maybe Austin's like 60 years old.Speaker 3 (05:14):Yeah. I'm only 25. And I I just decided like, you know, at a young age, I, I'm not going to live like this. I can't, I can't do this, this isn't for me. Like not even just the money, but just the security behind what the money brings. Right. It's really not about the money it's I wanted to be able to first off utilize how to use the money. So what do I need to do to keep the money that I'm going to bring in? Right. Not just trying to generate millions and millions of dollars. Like I think most people think, right. You could have a million dollars but use it the right way and still have more money than somebody with $5 million that uses it the wrong way. Right. Yeah. And so that's kind of where, where I started out and I really was just like, yeah, there's gotta be something I can do.Speaker 3 (05:53):So actually, one of my first jobs as I went around to a local restaurants and things like that, and I was like, Hey, that disgusting garbage brick wall thing that you guys keep your garbage Kennan. I'll scrub it out, you know, for like 20 bucks an hour, I'll come every Saturday and I'll do it all. I just ride my bike over there and you know, I was like 13 years old and I needed money for something. Oh, I, well, I wanted to go to a T I wanted to go on a trip to New York city to visit my uncle. We were never really able to go on any sort of traveling trips. I didn't really start to travel until I got into my early twenties when I could pay for it myself. The, the most I had ever really traveled as we would drive somewhere, anywhere we could drive, we could kind of go, but that was it.Speaker 3 (06:32):I had never been, I didn't get on an airplane until I paid for my ticket by myself. And I just happened to be 13 years old. But I just, I just, I went crazy all summer and I just hustled as hard as I could. And so I started doing that and I got that company up pretty, pretty good. I think I was doing at one point like 50, 50 restaurants within riding, riding, riding my bicycle distance. So there's a big street. If you drive out to 5,600 west where it's just lined with restaurants up and down, both sides of the street. So I just went and talked to every, every single one that I could. And, and I had an uncle that was in the franchise world and he was like, well, yeah, you can come do you know mine? And I was like, okay, you'll let me come do these.Speaker 3 (07:16):You already agreed to it, but here's the catch. I don't have a car. I can't drive on 13. So you gotta come get me and take me to all these things. So I made him come and pick me up and go do that. And so that's kind of where I realized like, okay, so if I do this something by myself, I'm obviously gonna make a lot more money. I have to rely on anybody else. I can do the work myself. And so that's when I kind of was like, I got to a point where I actually had a little bit of money. And so I thought I have to figure out how to manage this money the right way. And so I started just kind of doing, taking some small classes doing some college stuff, you know, some community stuff kind of going through and figuring out like, you know, how do I do this? How do I do that? What's the tax side. I mean, you know, what is the tax sides of these mean? Speaker 2 (07:57):That's cool. Most, most people aren't thinking about that. Well,Speaker 3 (08:00):They're not right. And I think that's the problem is that I don't think that there's enough education for people available. I mean, cause it's out there and you can find it, but how hard is it defined? It's a lot easier to find a dumb video of, you know, a super rich kid online doing something stupid with money. So that's the envision people have in their head and I needed, that's not real. And so I was like, I have to figure out how I can manage this money the right way.Speaker 2 (08:23):I think that came just from like your upbringing and seeing that you guys learned growing up. So you're like, okay, I want to figure out how to like,Speaker 3 (08:29):Yeah, a hundred percent. I don't think my goal in life when I decided that I wanted to be able to make some money. My goal was never to be the richest man in a room. My goal was to be stable. That's all that I wanted. There was so much unstability growing up in a poor family and you know, things just are all over the place. So I wanted the stability of what the money could bring. And so my idea was never to make a lot of money. I mean, in theory, that happens, I guess, where you, you do make good amounts of money being pretty strategic and smart and cautious about what you're doing. But for the most part, it's really just, I wanted the street, the strategic ability to be safe and content, right. Savings accounts, things like that, that most people are like, not important. I can do that later. Well, that's not true. You need to be doing that now.Speaker 2 (09:16):Yeah. That's a good point. And that's cool. And so you were in a, were you already in college at that point or was this still in high school? You're doingSpeaker 3 (09:25):No. So it was, it was still in high school. So the high school that I went to had a a secondary program where they'd ship you out to a college campus, just the slick campus, the community college campus. So I was doing some classes from high school to try and get some of that knowledge that I wanted for that.Speaker 2 (09:40):Okay. That's awesome. And so yeah, especially, I'm sure you can agree with social media and everything. Like you're seeing, you're just seeing people flash the big cars and how many people I mean, I have people I know that just got, make rent, they fancy cars and all that. Just go show it off on social media and then they're not actually making that type of money. Well, yeah,Speaker 3 (10:00):Exactly. It's funny. Cause you, you really see the difference between somebody that has a lot of money and somebody that doesn't right. Like you can tell the difference, you know, and it's about, you know, and I think that's just my, my analytical analytical mind thinking is like my thought process is, is the dude that has more money lives in a normal size house drive normal cars. He's not spending money on frivolous things that he doesn't need. Right. The ones that need to feel like they have more money than everybody else push out the other way. And there's nothing wrong with that. If that's the life you want to live, do it by all means, just make sure you can really afford it.Speaker 2 (10:35):No. Yeah. And what's cool is you guys, won't talk more about this, but you guys are teaching people that like kind of have the best of both worlds. You got your clients that have the nice cars and all of that, you know, getting it probably off a passive income, they were using it like is avoid taxes, things like that. Yeah.Speaker 3 (10:50):Well, and that's yeah, we, we definitely don't want to refrain from people buying the things that they want. Like that's our goal isn't to say live, you know, as frivolously as possible. Like we, I, there was, I had a conversation with a guy yesterday and I was like, you know what? I think the best ideas of what you should do is go buy $140,000 car go buy that Tesla model X, you know, that new plan version just launched. And we went through why it was something that he wanted and I went through why it was actually tax advantaged to him to do that. And so we go through both, both sides of life, obviously there's a fine line to walk amongst. But we're definitely not a group. That's going to say, you know, go buy the Corolla over the Tesla. Like that's not something that we want to do. We want to help you get what you want, get it when you want it and make it work for you the best.Speaker 2 (11:42):Yeah. That's awesome. And yeah. And Austin, how did you get more involved in kind of like, you know, the door to door space and I know you worked with door to door experts, those nails for awhile. So how did, you said you got in the, kind of the financial education, how did you transition into kind of helping the doorstep?Speaker 3 (11:59):Yeah, so-so is actually out consulting some other companies on on financial footings and things like that. The financial foundations, I actually just wrote a book about it. That's going to be launched with a PR company out of Alabama. But so I was, I was kind of doing that. I was, I was, I was consulting those other companies on the financial structures, like the very beginning basics, right? Like the foundations of the financial processes that they were missing. And and I had a guy that I knew that was working at the D experts. He was there in intro CFO. He's just kind of filling in as Sam was trying to find somebody else over at the door to door experts. And and he called me and he's like, Hey, you know, this is a really cool opportunity.Speaker 3 (12:46):I really liked this guy that I'm working for. You should come over and interview with me and see if it's something that you would even really think about. And I was like, okay. Yeah. So I actually went over there to to do that with him. And, and the position that he was looking for was actually a just somebody to kind of help oversee his books and, and do some of this stuff. And all internally, it was all internal when, when I first was over there and I went to him and I was like, Hey man, look, you know, we've had the bootcamps and they, you know, they have these events that everybody's coming to. And I was like, I really think that there's a bigger market for the door to door industry that people just don't know about.Speaker 3 (13:21):I think all these company owners, aren't, aren't realizing how much more they need to pay attention to the financial sides of things. Because I think, and I especially learned in the learning as I'm going through the door to door industry more and more is they're so sales focused, right? Everything that they, everything in their mind can be fixed with more revenue or revenue, more sales like that, that's their job. That's what they're good at. That's what the exact day, no. Or that had exactly that, how to do that. And so we're able to, I was able to say, look, look, there's a secondary system to this. The admin side is no fun. Nobody likes it. But the admin site includes the financial footing. It includes, you know, the staff, they experience like all of these things, the operations that aren't as aren't as known or, or not as practiced.Speaker 3 (14:04):And so I was able to convince Sam, like, we need to come in and do this and I'll go out and do this. And I started traveling, you know, to company, to company. I was going twice a week out to Atlanta, then Washington and Illinois than Idaho, just kind of everywhere. And it really just started to blow up. And so it really became a a staple to the, to the door. And her name is like, Hey, we're not only are we a consulting company, but we're a consulting company that, that helps you with your finances, which is pretty unknown. Like you have to hire somebody basically just to take it over. I was showing these owners how to help them. So not just doing it for them and then leaving them and saying, well, if you want me to do more, it's, you know, another $10,000 or, you know, these, these companies, these CFO guys they're expensive. And so if you could learn to do it by yourself, when you want to, right. I mean, we're all hustlers out here. That's what we're doing. You know, slinging doors is not an easy job, so anything else we can make that easier for that? You don't have to cost you a fortune, you know, we wanted to be able to be a part of that.Speaker 2 (15:04):Awesome. And so I'm sure you had a lot of experiences seeing what people were, I don't know, not focusing on mistakes. I'm sure they were making, is that a lot of these companies, they not even have CFOs and they were just kind of trained to do things. Yeah.Speaker 3 (15:15):So a lot of these companies, they didn't have CFOs, they didn't have bookkeepers, they didn't have anything.Speaker 2 (15:20):Wow. And so you would help them set that up and run it.Speaker 3 (15:24):So I would do a few different things. I think the majority of the companies that will lend to either didn't have QuickBooks or some sort of a CRM or not CRM at some sort of tracking tool for their actual books. And so I helped them kind of figure it out. Some of them did. But I, I worked with the systems they were using and they weren't awesome. And so I would either convince them to switch or I didn't, and, and either way was fine. I, I really have a bias towards QuickBooks. I just know it really well. I got my certification in it because I wanted to be the best at it. And obviously things have changed and I'm probably not the best at it anymore, but you know, there's a point in your career where you don't do some of the things that you used to do really well. Yeah. But aSpeaker 2 (16:03):Cookbook is pretty, pretty, somewhat simple. It'sSpeaker 3 (16:05):Super simple. I mean, it's just really intuitive. Like it knows what the customer experience should be. And so I really liked that, especially with owners that don't want to push a budget to a financial footing or a financial team it really just makes it easy for them to be like, all right, I can set up all this automatically. And then I never have to go back in here. It'll just kind of do it by itself. And so it's really easy to do. You just have to know what you're doing. Yeah.Speaker 2 (16:26):Awesome. And so cool. I know you gained a lot of experience doing that, working with Sam, seeing other companies, I'm sure. Learning from their mistakes, things like that. And now you're a CFO. I hear it's a, you're in, that's the name? Green energy coercion.Speaker 3 (16:40):Okay. And yeah, and then PI send the kid as wellSpeaker 2 (16:43):By any yet. And so yeah, you guys are doing incredible things. We just talked with Josh and Jerry on the podcast who were also part of that. And yeah, it's been really cool seeing how you guys have things set up structured and you really focused on teaching these reps. I was just talking with Josh about not just like selling, but all kinds of aspects of it. And I think you teach your guys the finances, you teach them the social media, teaching their recruiting. That's really cool to see. And so what gave you I guess why, why did you guys start pious indicate and what's what's kind of your whole goal around that. I know you talked a little bit in the beginning, butSpeaker 3 (17:19):Yeah. So I would say the main reason is that is that me and Jerry have been around enough companies to know how much is truthfully going wrong. Even without people knowing what's always wrong. And so just being able to compile a by, you know, I've probably consulted upwards of 200 companies by now. And so being able to see that many different companies doing that many different styles and that many different types I think it's really drove the pie syndicate drive because we were, we were sitting in a room and we were talking about we were actually in St. George at, at Jefferson JKRs office. Well, that's where we first started talking about PI syndicate and doing some of this stuff is, is out there with Jefferson. And we were just talking about, you know, there's so many mistakes they're being made every day that I don't think people know that they're doing anything wrong.Speaker 3 (18:09):And so how do we create a, something that not only it can be an outreach program for them to learn about it, but something that like a mastermind that will really help them learn. And so we developed by syndicate off of all of the bad things that we've seen happen in solar and in past, and, and in roofing, like we took all of the bad things that we could find and all of the things that people didn't know or that we had seen, even if we only had sought once we still brought it to the table. And and so that's kind of where we got the drive for, for PI syndicate. And what we want to do with it is really get the knowledge out there. You know, there are masters masterminds all over the place and, and they're all great. And so I thought, you know, it's not going to be that hard to push one more.Speaker 3 (18:50):That that really is something that truthfully helps people that really makes them, you know, learn and experience things in a different way than they ever have before. And, and I mean, it really is something different. And so we even are so confident in what we're doing. You know, we, we went in to the drawing board and we said, look, we, we want people to know exactly what we're here for. And so we actually do something very unique. You know, when was the last time you were able to go to your CPA and say, Hey, if you don't save me more money than I'm paying you, I'm out,Speaker 2 (19:18):Right. That's a pretty strong guarantee, pretty strongSpeaker 3 (19:22):Guarantee. So we actually guarantee our, our pricing. So if we cannot save you more than what you paid us we'll pay you the difference in what we don't save. You were, we'll, we're willing to put our own money up to bat to say, we know what we're doing, and we know we can do this, let us show you. And if we can't do it, then you're right. And here's, you know, here's that difference backSpeaker 2 (19:42):Incredible. And it's like, why wouldn't you do it with that guarantee? You don't hear it out from CPAs or financing.Speaker 3 (19:48):Never, never. And so we want it to be different. We want him to be able to push our name out there differently. And that's how we've decided that not only do we have the knowledge we know that we do, but you know, a lot of people don't put their money where their mouth is. And so we thought, you know, we're going to be the first to do that.Speaker 2 (20:02):Yeah. Now it's really cool. Cause I've heard a few just, you know, Mikey, you guys hopping on calls with people and it sounds, it seems like it's almost the same exact things they're hearing from their CPA, the exact same thing. Oh, they told me to do this. I'm going to owe this much in taxes. And then you guys are just telling them, you know, the same, it's the same stuff. They hear it from everyone. Cause all that is pretty standardized advice. I mean, they're, they're telling you the same stuff over and over. Yeah.Speaker 3 (20:27):Actually we make jokes and, and we say, you know, CPA firms are like our silent partners. Every time they go and talk to a CPA firm, they always come back and follow up with us and see the difference in and switch over. And so we, we, we, we joke and we call them our pro our silent partners. But but it's true. I mean, we were actually just having a conversation with a guy the other day yesterday. And he went to a CPA and he's like, okay, you've got to spend 150,000 to $200,000 to save 60,000 in taxes, but you're still going to have to pay 40. And me and Jerry just dropped that. We didn't even know what to say. We were, I mean, we were stunned. We were like, that's an incredible observation to give somebody, spend $200,000 to save 60 bucks, but you still have to pay 40,000 times since at the end of the year.Speaker 2 (21:14):Hopefully they have a lot of money.Speaker 3 (21:16):I'm like, that's, I'm, you're, you're talking about, okay, well, if you go spend $260,000, then I can get your tax bill down to authority. How does that make any sense who would want to do that? Who thinks that that was a good idea to, to offer it as a buy. And it's just something that you see every day, the CPAs are doing everything they're supposed to, if they're not doing anything wrong and I'm not talking about it with them in any way whatsoever we've just dedicated and prided ourselves on monitoring the changes that happen when they happen categorizing expenses correctly what the mileage is, right? Offs are things like that. That just, most people don't think to dive deep into that are a really big difference that make a huge difference to not spend the 200 K to save.Speaker 2 (22:03):Huh. Right. Yeah. No, that's really cool. And do you think I mean, like you said, there's a lot of good CPAs out there and I know they're doing, you know, the best with their resources and everything, but do you think it's that they don't have the knowledge on these things or they don't want to like necessarily tell them to do these things?Speaker 3 (22:21):I don't, I don't, I don't know. Honestly, I think that there are definitely CPAs out there that have the knowledge to do it. I do think that the CPA certification itself gives them some pushback on what they can and cannot offer people to do. And so one of the things that we really do differently is we actually have our CPAs on staff. But me and Jerry are not CPA. So we run everything through CPAs, everything is done the right way. Everything is above board. We're Uber transparent with everything that we do to refrain from any sort of auditing. Or if you do get audited, it's knocking the park as long as we've been in it long enough. And we're doing everything that we're supposed to be doing the right way. I mean, there's no way that you're going to fail an audit.Speaker 3 (23:05):It's just not every once in awhile, there's one weird little thing that that gets passed or, you know, something that they find that's just really weird and random, but, you know, for the most part it's, it's pretty solid. Yeah. But I do think that, I think that that's really that I, I don't think that it's still, they don't have all the information. I don't even think that this, they don't want to share the information. I think that there are certain things that they just can't do, or they're not allowed to talk about because they have specific certifications and they don't need to get their certifications taken away. I mean, that's not worth it to do that for them. And I, and I wouldn't suggest they do that either. Yeah,Speaker 2 (23:37):Yeah. No, that's good. That's good stuff. Yeah. Cause it's like, I've worked with a lot of CPAs too. And and some of them have, you know, finance coaching, do they type stuff they do. But the disconnect I've seen too is a lot of times they don't, they're not all communicating with each other. Like, you're talking about how you guys have it kind of your own internal CPAs. You're communicating with them. So everyone's on the same page or they gave me this advice. This is what's going to happen where other you know other CPAs I've worked with like, yeah, I get advice from one thing, but their CPA is not gonna necessarily help me do that. And then me not having good financial knowledge necessarily. I don't, I don't know necessarily how to like explain to them, well, Hey, I want to do this. Or this is what's best because they're just all me kind of the one size fits all stuff.Speaker 3 (24:22):And it's interesting, I think, and one of the things that we do differently than that as well is we're, we're pretty limited on the capacity we want to grow at because I think that's the problem. I don't think that it's, that they're not communicating. I don't think that it's, they don't know what they're doing. I think that they just grow so rapidly. They really just say like, okay, you're one CPA. You handle these 50 clients, but then this other CPA is gonna handle these 50 clients. And when this guy goes on vacation, this guy's kind of picking up that slack. But then there's the disconnect because it's not his actual client. So I think the scaling is just too fast. They just don't know how to keep up with it. They might just add some people do it. Great. I mean, there are massive CPA firms out there that just crush it.Speaker 3 (24:59):I think H and R block is huge. They're nationwide. They're everywhere. Obviously they scaled it up at a very scalable rate, but I feel like for the most part, you know, those are just generalized CPAs. They help random regular people. Yeah. You know, do their taxes and stuff. So they're not really going to go that extra mile for somebody like you, who's on the doors who's knocking, who's got, you know, LLCs and things like that that are quite a bit more to actually function through the actual filing. And so they, you know, they don't really want to do any of that. So they don't push that extra mile to do that, which is fine. They probably don't get paid to do that. Honestly, they don't.Speaker 2 (25:33):Yeah. And that's, what's cool. You guys are guaranteeing it too. I'm sure you guys back in it, it's like, you want to know it it's right.Speaker 3 (25:40):But then that's why we, we do you know, that's why we limit our, our capability of growth is because we know how much we can, we can really truthfully take on and still keep a truck in the way we want to. And so we're, we're pretty particular about who we want to let in and where in the, in the, in the stages that we have. And so it's more along the lines of, we definitely want to help everybody. We can help. But we want you to, we want you to come to us or, and say, Hey, look, this is what I've got is what I have. And then we would, we would literally sit down and do a call with you and say, you know, this is the plan. I think you should be a part of, this is why this is what I think we can help with. And this is how fast I think we can get it done in, in, in addition to the filing and the bookkeeping sides and the white glove service of it. All right. Mikey offers some specific coaching with it that he does with these guys. I mean, he's been on calls with these guys every day, seven days a week. I mean, he'll call it, he'll talk to anybody whenever they want to talk to them.Speaker 2 (26:31):Yeah. I know. He's helped me a ton. And that's, what's so cool about it. You guys have so much personalized attention. It's like weekly follow ups say, is this, how's this going? And yeah, I've never had this much just financial attention from anyone I've worked with. So yeah.Speaker 3 (26:45):And we do, we do some other cool stuff as well. You know, we really want to, to be able to get in person with these people, meet them face to face, have these conversations one-on-one. And so we we're down here in Las Vegas and, and we'll invite people down and want them to come and experience this with us and do these events with us. And the purpose of that is to have those one-on-one conversations, have the ability to sit down and have a personalized conversation about something that's a pretty uncomfortable topic to talk about to most people like you don't want to tell people how much money you make. You don't want to tell people how much trouble you're in or debt. And and that's why we need that personalized edge side to not just be the CPA that they kind of have to tell, but we want to be there, you know, be there and have a friendship aspect to it to be like, listen, dude, we, we got you, we're going to be able to handle it and take care of it. And we're going to be able to make sure that you don't ever have to do this again, but we have to have you tell us the truth. And so we, we need to be able to build that relationship to be there. Yeah.Speaker 2 (27:40):That's awesome. And so walk me through, you guys have people coming on and like if someone wants to start working with you guys, what are some common things you see that like almost no one has said, and I can tell my experience to kind of how to spend, to kind of get onboard and start working with you guys. But if someone signs up by us in to get tomorrow would order kind of the steps you have them go through just to give people a demo. AndSpeaker 3 (28:01):Yeah, absolutely. So, so first thing that we usually have everybody do is do a consultation call with Mikey, Mikey kind of evaluates where you're currently at what you're really thinking you're needing and then what we think we, we can do for you. So Mikey, we'll do an introduction call he'll go through everything that he has in his list to go through. Are you budgeting? Do you have the right account set up? Are you utilizing QuickBooks or some sort of tracking system? Are you, are you budget sizing out everything or just personal, you know, separating out credit cards, things like that. He just goes through all of it with you, just, just on the surface touching base, making sure it's getting done. Right. and that's where we kind of start. And so that allows us to build out a financial group blueprint of sorts to be able to say, okay, well, you know, I think, you know, knowing this information, you know, I think he needs to be in this package and this, and so then we go back to the, the, the client say, okay, this is what we suggest.Speaker 3 (29:04):Obviously they can, they can say no, or they can want a different package than that. And we can have that conversation with them, but we give them our best thought of where they should be and what needs to be done next kind of creating that financial blueprint plan and steps. And so that's kind of where we start in. The onboarding process is actually really good. We've brought on a few other guys. We have a VA, we've got some other guys in Utah that does like three days, three, three times a week. Check-Ins you know, Monday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, really just trying to make sure you're keeping up on all your updates, making sure that, you know, everything that we know at the same time, and then as well, we utilize a really great app that we really love called Pronto.Speaker 3 (29:46):Maybe you've talked about that before, but but we really love it. And we put in me, Jerry, Mikey, any bookkeeper, the CPAs yourself all within that Pronto group set. So any questions you have, anything that could come up, somebody in that chat will be able to answer that and you have access to that chat 24 7. And then we also do some other cool things where we've thrown in a little bit of perks with doubt in the onboarding process, you get a, you get access to an attorney. We've started a a a partnership with a company that'll help with legal troubles, things like that. You know it doesn't happen super often, but if it ever did happen at something that you want that most people don't really think about, you know what, 22 year old kid has a lawyer on retainer, none. So we, we, we S we supplement that out with some of that stuff. Yeah,Speaker 2 (30:36):It's cool. No, it's when I was talking to Mikey, I didn't even know all this stuff you're offering, but it's like just all these different things. You got the attorney they used, he's telling me I'm going to get like some some like body tests. Then he hands me like his biome kid. He's like, yeah, we're going to have you do like a gut test. See where that's at. I'm like, man, I thought you guys were just like doing my taxes or something at first, like you starts going down the lanes, like you're getting an attorney, you're getting, you know, body test. You're getting access to all that. You're getting crypto advice, you're getting investment advice. So it's just like a whole stack of things. And I know that's not in, you know, every package depending on the package and things like that you get. But yeah. So as far as like investments, things like that, water yeah. What are some, how do you get these people started on investments? I'm sure you see what their situation is, but yeah.Speaker 3 (31:22):So yeah, we take what their situation is, what maybe what capital they have on hand or what they plan to have. Maybe they have a big pipeline or something like that on the back end of their waiting for, but there's a few different places that we have. We've, we've developed a really good relationship between me and Jerry on partnerships out there with a specific investment. So right now a really big one that that's just really hitting really hard as a self storage. So we'll actually anybody that comes into us with money will actually another guarantee that we have is a 10% guaranteed our, our year over year on your investment. And me and Jerry willing to back that with our money, because if we're going to put your money somewhere we're obviously going to trust it 110%. We wouldn't put our own money in it. If we wouldn't put your money in, and if we wouldn't put our own money in it. And so we really, really pride ourselves on that as well. So, so we will actually do that 10% guaranteed our, our year over year for any money that you invest with us. And we put into a solar projects, we put into self storage, we put into Touro, anything that you really want to be a part of, we can help you figure out a way to get into that industry. Yeah,Speaker 2 (32:25):That's so cool. Yeah. You guys are putting your money where your mouth is. I mean, you're, you're doing these investments. I know Mike, he has the Turo going. You guys are in real estate, you guys are doing all these things. So it's cool that we're not just hearing them from people that are like, oh no, this should a good idea. It's like actual investments. You're doing yourself. And depending on the package, you get the opportunity to be able to go in on the investments, which is awesome. And I mean, I know all you guys are super successful, got money. So that's, for me, that's where it is, is like go work with the people who have the money or your CPA. They're probably not going to be the richest guy in the room. Yeah.Speaker 3 (33:00):Well, and it, and it's, and it's really cool because, you know, Jerry's, our backgrounds are so different, right? Obviously Mike and Jerry are huge in the solar space, but you know, most of my investments are nowhere near solar. It's, interros, it's in real estate, it's in franchises, it's in all sorts of stuff. And Jerry's knowledge is in completely different aspect of it, right? So Jerry's knowledge really reaches out into solar. He started a very successful solar company. He's, he's done multiple other companies. And so his, his range is, is really something completely different. And then mine is on the other expert under the spectrum where, you know, I definitely have some, some experience and knowledge in the F in the franchise world, but, you know, I love the tech investments. There are high risks, but man, the rewards are just so much better.Speaker 3 (33:44):And so they're not for everybody, but but you know, I just recently did a big test investment that, you know, could pay off exponentially. Well, if it works, but you know what my point is is that all of us are in such different realms of the investment. That we're good at that we really just cover so many different aspects of it. And, and so it really just is a really good team to say, you know, what is it that you want to invest in? We'll figure out how to get you there. We, we know somebody, somebody knows somebody that we know, right. Everybody wants to be that guy. Mike was talking about that yesterday. Like everybody wants to be the guy that's like, oh, I know I got a guy. I know a guy, oh, you need this. I got a guy and we want to be that guy. I want to be that for everybody. And so that's kind of where, where we, where we've developed, why, who is in, ER, excuse me, sorry. That's that's why, who is in by syndicate is who's in, by syndicate is, is because of the knowledge and where that scope looks.Speaker 2 (34:32):Yeah. I love that. And it's cool. Cause you guys, like you said, are doing it mastermind style too. So you're not just, we're not just learning necessarily from you guys, but we're interacting with other people that are super, super successful. We got guys making hundreds, hundreds, thousands, you know, in the millions and all that in the group. So I liked that it's a network in there. We're all hearing about each other's investments and I'm just starting on it. So I can't wait to, you know, follow up on this on a year. See we're having that.Speaker 3 (34:56):I will have to do another podcast in a year and say, okay, show from, start to now, how do you really feel?Speaker 2 (35:01):Yeah, my before and after. Yeah. Broke picture and then picture with all my Teslas and stuff. But yeah, no. So it's cool just to be able to interact with you guys and have you know, that community too, and these community-based and I haven't done events. You guys, you said the package, how many events do you guys plan on doing? For kind of the high level?Speaker 3 (35:26):Yeah. So there's a few different ways that we've looked at it to do it. So I'm, we're, we're really open. We want people to feel as, as to feel like they can come as often as they need. So I think what we've decided is probably once a month we'll invite you guys down to Vegas or somewhere to just get some FaceTime and have those conversations. And then we're, we're, we are going to do two big trips every year with with some of those highest pride member packages. And either, you know, in you know, The Bahamas to buy cryptocurrency or it'll be a mixture between, between a good relief, you know, fun trip, but a knowledgeable trip. So we'll go out and I'll buy cryptocurrency with you guys. Or we'll, we'll bring in a heavy hitter in, in this specific finance field.Speaker 3 (36:11):Like we'll kind of do some of those things that that we've we've been talking about doing a lot of these trips. We haven't really done any of them yet. We're just kind of starting to get the ball rolling, but that's definitely the, you know, the phase two of where we're going with this is, is just blow this up and make this something that we can scale to a really big place. And then and make everybody a lot of money and help with the investment side, help with the tax side and mitigation side, everything. And then the trips will just be a bonus that we're like, okay. You know, every, everybody, every year is going to be looking for, to the pies and to get trips. Like, they'll just be those kinds of trips that everybody's like, man, the price in and keep trips coming up. That's going to be so great.Speaker 2 (36:43):Yeah. I love that. And know, I know, I know you guys can't I mean the cool thing about this, you're probably not going to be able to run it at this level for, depending on how many people get in, because I imagine you get, you know, hundreds of people on this, you can't be that level of attention. So for our listeners, if you are wanting to get, you know, this type of level of attention, they gain in wallets at this price, that's the other thing I know you guys will have to eventually increase prices and all that too. So you heard it here first, if you want to get in while they're still, you know, able to give this level of attention, have these guarantees and all that. I know you're probably always have the guarantees with what you're doing.Speaker 2 (37:23):Absolutely. But getting on this and I don't think you're going to find this level of attention, this level of financial literacy advice, all that stuff that's going on here. So that's our invitation for our listeners and I, Austin, I know you're a, you got guys going out on the doors and get you to hit doors and things like that. So it's cool as you're still involved, you know, in the solar side. So Austin has a ton of water. Yeah. Yeah. He has a ton of understanding of the solar space and he's out knocking, you know, putting his feet to the floor here after this. But for our listeners, those that do want to get in on pipe syndicate and maybe, you know, get on a call with you guys, hear more about it, where can they do that? And how can they connect with you?Speaker 3 (38:04):Yeah. So, so there's a few different ways. You know, we've actually got a lot of guys that just they already follow Mikey Lucas on Instagram. Cause Mikey, Lucas is the solar man to be. And so a lot of people are just DM-ing Mikey Lucas on Instagram at Mikey Lucas. But we also have a webpage that we developed and created just a 3, 1, 4 syndicate dot com. And that's a good place we, we can run through. You can kind of get a good look for, for how we're doing the website should be live next week. We went through and reiterated all the content and kind of did some of that stuff and other well guy built it out for us. Cool. And so next week or so it should be, it should be live, but there's a consultation link in there as well.Speaker 3 (38:49):And then and then you could always even just reach out to Taylor, reach out to somebody on the podcast and say, Hey, I want to get a phone number, call us. I mean, we're, we're just that open with it. Like we'll let anybody give out our phone number or email addresses because we want them to be able to have that that touch point that they want to have. So, you know, if somebody is like, Hey, I was listening to your podcast, I want to get Austin's phone number. Like give it to him and let them call me and we'll have a conversation about it. Cool. All right.Speaker 2 (39:14):We're here to hear Austin, watch a call them every day. But yeah. Especially if you're in the group, but thatSpeaker 3 (39:18):Does mean I'll answer every day, but you can absolutely call it.Speaker 2 (39:22):Yeah. So yeah, we'll link to all that in the show notes. So if you're interested, definitely go check that out. And at the very least go do a call with you, get with these guys. Cause that's, what's cool is even before I had the intention of getting in on this, just a call with my Dean, you guys helped me realize, Hey, at the very least talk to your CPA about this, or like get yourself,Speaker 3 (39:42):Come to a consultation and we'll tell you like, you know, take what our consultation is, come and have a consultation with us. After you talk to your CPA, come, come lock the loader to be like, Hey, this is what my CPA said. See if we really know what we're talking about, see if we can really beat what your CPA said, right. To have those, those calls first and then have our consultation. But there's no, there's no harm in having a consultation because you might learn something that you didn't know. Even if it's one thing. I mean, that's, that's still a takeaway. Yeah.Speaker 2 (40:06):Or like, like we're what happened yesterday. I heard Mikey talking to a guy who I think was the guy who, you know, oh, the 40 grand or whatever. So maybe you're getting ready to do your talk, your taxes. Maybe your CPA is telling you, you're going to owe this much. Might as well talk to them. You get these guys. And you know,Speaker 3 (40:21):If you, if you had something wrong with, you know, something in your house and you knew that it was going to be expensive to fix you, wouldn't you get more than one quote on something rightSpeaker 2 (40:30):Now, exceptSpeaker 3 (40:31):For solar. That's right. That's right. But for anything else, you shop around a little bit, but no, but, but it's the same thing. Like, you know, you, you it's like a dating experience. You're not going to love this first CPA that you ever find it. You're going to have to find a few talk to a few work with a couple, you know, it's dating, you're dating. And so w w we, we hope to win that last date. Right. But but yeah. Have those consultations and, and, and then bring them to us and see what they say and see, see where it is because we, you never know what you're going to find out.Speaker 2 (41:00):Love that. Well, Austin, thanks for coming on the show today. And then last question, before we let you go I don't know, one word of advice, or maybe like some common mistakes that you've seen a lot of I dunno, solar reps or companies make with their finances, any like final words of advice.Speaker 3 (41:17):I mean, there's just so much, it's so hard to pick down, which, you know, which is the best thing. I, I would probably say, you know, one of the number one things that that I see is so many people fight for W2. You know, they think W2's king and they're like it's prepaid, it's makes the filing so much easier. W candidates is not, W2 is not king. There's so little that you can do to help mitigate some of these taxes if you're W2 and yourself. So I would say if you are a W2, if it's something that you've thought about doing 10 and nine is the way to go. And then I would say, you know, the only way to do a 10 99, the one thing most guys don't do is they're just letting they're letting their companies pay their 10 99.Speaker 3 (42:03):We help. And one of the things I definitely recommend is having your own personal company with an LLC attached to a 10 99 or something like that to pay yourself through. Most guys don't know how to do that. Are they, are, they questioned that? And we definitely bring that to the table, but it's not impossible, but that's probably the number one thing that I would say is the biggest overlooked thing is they're not utilizing their own things. Cause they their own companies or things like that for the write offs and, and things like that. They're just letting them pay the 10 99 and they're paying whatever they say they have to pay at the end of the year. And so I would say that's probably the number one thing, advice. The second word of advice is always strive to pay the least amount of taxes. I feel like the government already gets enough money. Do they really need any more? Not from you. Right? They can have somebody else's money. They don't, they don't need my money. So the mindset change of of of not paying taxes is something that most people have to get used to because it's something that people talk about quite a bit. Right. It's everywhere. SoSpeaker 2 (42:59):That's great advice. And guys, I went, when I started in the industry for like my first three years, I didn't know any of this stuff. And I have, like, I was getting paid 10 in night. I didn't even have an LLC set up. None of that.Speaker 3 (43:10):Yeah. So that's probably one of the biggest things. That's probably the, one of the first things that we fix. Every time we come into somebody's books, every time that we sign a new client on our, one of our first questions is okay. Do you have an LLC? What state it is in it? Yeah.Speaker 2 (43:22):Yeah. That's first question. I gotSpeaker 3 (43:23):So and that's exactly. Yeah, it's the truth. So we definitely help utilize that. And so that's one of the biggest things that you can do, because there's just so much that you can write off that people don't know about. Yeah. Just, just by simply opening up an LLC and having the, having your company, whoever you're working for pay that, that's it. Step number one. I mean, it really makes that much of a difference. You still have to know what you're doing and know where to put things, but I mean, it really does make a big difference to do that.Speaker 2 (43:49):Yeah. That's fire. So guys make sure you're getting the right financial advice. Don't take advice from people that don't know what they're doing and look at their bank accounts. If they're broke, don't take advice from broke people, right? So that's what you're going to be doing. If you want to get in pipes in the kit, you're going to be getting advice from people that are making fat stacks from guys that are in the investments themselves guys like Austin. So Austin, thanks again for coming on the show. And I can't wait to see how many people connect with you, but thanks for all you guys are doing for the industry. You're really helping us keep a hold of that money, which isSpeaker 3 (44:20):Thanks for letting me come on. Yeah. If anybody has any questions or any concerns even about by syndicate or anything that you can think of, feel free to to reach out and, and don't be hesitant to, to ask your questions. Like we want to hear them. We want to know what they are. We want to help everybody. Yeah.Speaker 2 (44:34):Much appreciated Austin. Thanks again. And we will talk soon. Hey, Solarpreneurs quick question. 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The National Center for Appropriate Technology has launched America's first AgriSolar Clearinghouse to connect farmers, ranchers, land managers, solar developers, and researchers with trusted, practical information to increase the co-location of solar and agriculture.In less than a decade, solar installations are expected to cover more than 3 million acres of the United States, creating a big opportunity to pair solar with agricultural land to produce food, conserve ecosystems, create renewable energy, increase pollinator habitat, and maximize farm revenue.In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Communications Director Emilie Ritter Saunders speaks with Energy Programs Director Stacie Peterson, Phd., about how the AgriSolar Clearinghouse aims to make solar more accessible to land managers looking to make the most out of their land, diversify their revenue, and produce renewable energy. Visit the new resource at AGRISOLARCLEARINGHOUSE.ORG Related ATTRA Resources: AgriSolar Clearinghouse Sheep and the Sun: Solar Grazing with Lexie Hain Contact Stacie Peterson and Emilie Ritter Saunders via email at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org Please complete a brief survey to let us know your thoughts about the content of this podcast. Please call ATTRA with any and all of your sustainable agriculture questions at 800-346-9140 or e-mail us at email@example.com. Our two dozen specialists can help you with a vast array of topics, everything from farm planning to pest management, from produce to livestock, and soils to aquaculture. You can get in touch with NCAT/ATTRA specialists and find our other extensive, and free, sustainable-agriculture publications, webinars, videos, and other resources at NCAT/ATTRA's website. You also can stay in touch with NCAT at its Facebook page. Keep up with NCAT/ATTRA's SIFT farm at its website. Also check out NCAT's Regional Offices' websites and Facebook Pages! Southwest Regional Office: Website / Facebook Western Regional Office: Website / Facebook Rocky Mountain West Regional Office: Facebook Gulf States Regional Office: Website / Facebook Southeast Regional Office: Website / Facebook Northeast Regional Office: Website / Facebook
The United States now has over 108 gigawatts of total solar generating capacity, which is enough to power about 19 million homes. There are more than 3 million solar installations across the country, the majority of which are residential systems. The growth in solar power has been enormous over the past 13 years. In 2008, […]
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): Tesla's Giga casting strategy to be adopted by half a dozen other automakers Tesla enables in-car purchases and subscriptions Tesla Cybertruck will have yoke steering wheel, Elon Musk says will be a ‘tech bandwagon' Ford likely to have more EV sales than ‘all in' GM for 2021, analyst concludes Xiaomi taps Beijing as its EV headquarters alongside a new 300,000 vehicle-per-year factory Hennessey announces $3 million electric hypercar with 6 wheels and motors Factorial Energy adds investments from two more automakers to develop its solid-state EV batteries US voters support all-EV sales by 2030, but governments and automakers are way behind https://youtu.be/kAN6-eTsIdg Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you never miss a day of news Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Every central bank in the world is rushing to launch a digital currency…but why? And who is pulling the strings behind the scenes? As it turns out, we don’t need a ‘social credit score’ when money itself is used to control our behavior. Christian breaks down the reality behind this global, synchronous push for digital […]
Bill Nussey is a serial entrepreneur who sold his last company to IBM. He spent the past few years interviewing well over 300 people as he wrote his upcoming book, Freeing Energy, and started Solar Inventions, which just received a US patent for a manufacturing innovation that improves solar panel efficiency a few percent and cuts material costs as well. Michael Barnard and Bill talk broadly across the main themes of the book, and the opportunities for lots of businesses and jobs in local energy in the coming years.
Energy justice advocate Gracie Wooten and energy analyst James Gignac discuss how science can help a Detroit-area community achieve energy sovereignty by generating and sharing its own electricity.
Are you feeling it? If you're anything like me, you or someone close you has been experiencing some wack energy in the past few weeks. There is a reason for it and you are NOT alone. The November 19th lunar eclipse was energetically the strongest in 600 years! And it opened up a portal of sorts that will last until the solar eclipse Dec 4. (Those of us in the northern hemisphere with a clear sky were lucky enough to see the first one. The upcoming solar eclipse will only be visible in the southern most part of the southern hemisphere, but those who are sensitive to energy will feel its effects no matter where you are.) The lunar eclipse activated more feminine energy which is important to everyone. You may have experienced some heaviness, fear, even a bit of depression as shadow energy from our subconscious was brought to light. Many people had arguments and even breakups, as well as being able to finally have closure on things that needed attention. This is a good thing. It is preparing us for what is coming next. Helping us clean up a bit and make space at a higher vibration. Basically clear what we couldn't on our own to get into a better happier alignment. So what can you do to help along the process this week? MEDITATE, SET YOUR INTENTIONS, CLEAN YOUR SPACE, CLEAN YOUR ENERGY, STAY IN A POSITIVE/APPRECIATION MINDSET NO MATTER WHAT, NO GOSSIP OR COMPLAINING, DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE< DRINk LOTS OF WATER. The Solar eclipse is coming December 4 and it will activate a more masculine energy. It will bring with it new beginnings, new opportunities and will help move us along the timeline to a higher vibration and consciousness. This all sounds great, right? Well overall it is, but it might not always feel that way. Especially right now, so just breathe and let the energy flow. Have faith that the best is yet to come and this is just the prep work. This new phase will bring improved self worth and security. So buckle up and get ready for the ride. I also mention: How to set intentions/manifest Shadow work Chakra clearing and how to quickly clean up your energy Self love rampage "I'm a YES to love, abundance, feeling happy..." Gabby Bernstein and tons of other things you might want to know to feel better. If you like this podcast, please subscribe/Follow/download/write a review and help spread the word by sharing it with your friends and on social media. The more light we can get out into the world, the better it will be. Check out this link to make giving a review easy :) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/you-lost-me-at-namaste/id1503559344 (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/you-lost-me-at-namaste/id1503559344) Contact & Resources Host Michelle Schoenfeld https://michelleschoenfeld.com/ (https://michelleschoenfeld.com) Podcast Website https://www.youlostmeatnamaste.com/ (https://www.youlostmeatnamaste.com/) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/youlostmeatnamaste/ (https://www.instagram.com/youlostmeatnamaste/) Questions and pitch ideas at email@example.com Chakra 101 episode. https://player.captivate.fm/episode/0e7e86ad-26dd-4365-9b32-4b6966c369af (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/0e7e86ad-26dd-4365-9b32-4b6966c369af) Self Love Rampage "Yes" https://player.captivate.fm/episode/138dcf49-6673-4b11-adfe-4601e4e53b37 (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/138dcf49-6673-4b11-adfe-4601e4e53b37) I Want To Hear From You! Send me your questions and be part of the show. Ask ANYTHING from Chakras and crystals to relationships, finding your light and plant-based diet...ask away at Michelle@MichelleSchoenfeld.com or DM me on Instagram @Michelleschoenfeldofficial @youlostmeatnamaste https://www.instagram.com/youlostmeatnamaste/ (https://www.instagram.com/youlostmeatnamaste/) HOUSEKEEPING + Promos Find me on Clubhouse @mschoenfeld. 2022 Beach Pray Love and Manifest Your...
Host Bill Nussey talks with Bryan Hassin, Co-Founder and CEO of the “rocket ship” accelerator for climate tech innovation, Third Derivative (D3). This new startup accelerator was born from a collaboration of two pioneering firms, RMI (previously Rocky Mountain Institute) and New Energy Nexus. Hassin shares how D3 is bringing startups, investors, and corporations together with regulatory and policy experts in radical new ways to increase the speed to market and long term success for climate innovation.
Who will pay for the electric grid of the future? The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission explores options to incentivize and finance a vast transmission network to support clean energy.---Much of the fossil fuel generation fleet in the United States will be replaced by renewable energy resources as the country's electricity system is decarbonized. Yet it remains unclear how the vast network of high-voltage transmission lines needed to connect clean energy resources will be planned and paid for. Marc Montalvo, president and CEO of Daymark Energy Advisors and former director of risk management and market development at ISO New England, looks at why existing means of planning electric transmission are not up to the task of delivering a low-carbon grid. He also discusses recent action by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the nation's electric grid regulator, to explore ways to incentivize the construction of new transmission and support the expansion of renewable energy. Marc Montalvo is president and CEO of Daymark Energy Advisors. Mark has 25 years of market and regulatory experience in the electricity industry, including in senior roles at ISO New England. Related ContentMassive Shift toward Solar Power Begins in Largest U.S. Electricity Market https://kleinmanenergy.upenn.edu/podcast/massive-shift-toward-solar-power-begins-in-largest-u-s-electricity-market/The Opportunities and Limitations of Seasonal Energy Storage https://kleinmanenergy.upenn.edu/research/publications/the-opportunities-and-limitations-of-seasonal-energy-storage/Why Is It So Hard to Build the Electric Grid of the Future? https://kleinmanenergy.upenn.edu/podcast/why-is-it-so-hard-to-build-the-electric-grid-of-the-future/
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): Tesla is rumored to get green light at Gigafactory Berlin any day; already some Model Ys produced Tesla moves to AMD chip in new Model Y in China Tesla withdraws application for $1B in subsidies for German factory, Musk implies they don't want it Tesla is investing almost $200 million to expand Gigafactory Shanghai and hire 4,000 people Tesla begins Model Y Performance deliveries in China A Tesla Model S Plaid becomes first to hit 8-second quarter-mile Tesla unveils $20,000 Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit for Model S Plaid BMW starts i4 electric car deliveries to customers Nissan unveils ‘Ambition 2030' electric car plan – are they finally coming back to EVs? Mercedes-Benz launches EQB electric SUV for ~$50,000 Mercedes-Benz teases upcoming hyper-efficient electric car with over 1,000 km (620 miles) of range https://youtu.be/3OIS760qgl4 Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you never miss a day of news Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
As our food supply is systematically dismantled, the EU is funding a project to create “Urban Food Systems” and a blockchain-based “digital twin” platform to track indoor farming and synthetic meat from laboratory to plate to sewers. Is this an organic response to a crisis, or a nefarious plan, generations in the making, being realized […]
Presenting "People Powered," a new series on clean energy careers! There are millions of good-paying jobs in energy, and we'll be introducing you to the folks who do them — starting with Kaly Moore, construction manager at a Washington, DC, solar company.
“Police won’t enforce the mandates!” … but they won’t need to, as groceries and fuel are being withheld from those who fail to get their shots in Aurangabad, India. As Henry Kissinger warned, “Control food, and you control people.” Christian breaks down this development and the plan to incrementally restrict access to food and basic […]
DOWNLOAD SOLCIETY APP NOW!Speaker 1 (00:03):Welcome to the Solarpreneur podcast, where we teach you to take your solar business to the next level. My name is Taylor Armstrong and I went from $50 in my bank account and struggling for groceries to closing 150 deals in a year and cracking the code on why sales reps fail. I teach you to avoid the mistakes I made and bringing the top solar dogs, the industry to let you in on the secrets of generating more leads, falling up like a pro and closing more deals. What is a Solarpreneur you might ask a Solarpreneur is a new breed of solar pro that is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve mastery and you are about to become one.Speaker 2 (00:42):What's up Solarpreneurs Taylor Armstrong here with another episode as usual here to make your time as a solar professional, much more enjoyable. And of course help you close more deals, generate more leads and referrals and dominate the solar industry. So let's jump into the episode before we get into this one, to think all of you that have gone on to leave a review or share the podcast. That's what keeps us going over here at Solarpreneur and just super grateful. It's coming up on a Thanksgiving actually in a few days as I'm recording this year and want to express my gratitude to all the listeners and all the people that have reached out to let me know that something's helps you or I made it easier to close a deal or get that next lead. That's really what we're all about here at the podcast and love hearing your feedback.Speaker 2 (01:40):So thank you. Thank you so much for those who haven't done that and wanted to give a shout out as well too. We got a recent review from a sports master 92. He says amazing. I listened for the first time last week, my team was in a slump and I made all of my reps start listening and we have had a big turnaround that quickly have in we'll keep recommending sports master 92. I love sports as well. You rock. Thanks for the good review. And so today's episode, we're going to talk about something that has been helping me quite a bit recently want to give my man a Jason newbie, a shout out something that I didn't remember, but we've been doing some trainings here in our team correlations. And I started implementing a couple of these techniques and it's been helping me immensely.Speaker 2 (02:35):Just get people to open up more, get people to listen. And those of you that knocked doors, really anyone, whether you're knocking doors or closing deals, that's what we need. We need people to open up to us. We need them to tell us what they're thinking, because really that's how you're going to gain the trust. That's how you're going to know how to overcome their objections. And really that's the goal of any fact-finding you can do as you're sitting in these. You just want people to spill the beans. You want them to tell you exactly why they haven't gone solar. Exactly what their concerns are, because guess what they tell you, those things the deal's done. They just told you exactly how to close them. Because if you can overcome those objections and answer those questions that they're having answer the reasons why they hadn't gone solar yet, boom, it's a done deal.Speaker 2 (03:23):So today we're going to talk about two techniques to ninja techniques that help your prospects open up in a way that they wouldn't otherwise. And these techniques, they come from a book called never split the difference by Chris Voss, great book, recommend a hundred percent go read it. I need to reread it. I listened to it on audible, but ton of takeaways you can get from that book. And for those that haven't heard of the book, Chris' boss, you as an FBI, negotiator would literally negotiate with you know, people doing crazy things murders, I don't know, just all sorts of different situations. And he takes what he learned and talks about how we can apply those same negotiation techniques in the business world and in cells. And so two of his techniques, Hey, the first one it's called mirroring mirroring. I can pronounce it.Speaker 2 (04:22):And then the second one is called labeling. As I'm going to tell you a little story, and then I'm going to talk about these techniques and give you some implementations, how you can start using them right away. Okay. And so I was out knocking. This was just last week. I'll be hitting some doors here and we'd done this training pretty recently. We did a little exercise, which y'all, I'll talk about it for those leading teams. It's a great exercise. You can put your team through to help with these techniques, but I'm talking to this lady and she is super closed off. She's a neighbor of the deal. I just closed a couple of days before, and I was trying to get some HOA signatures, which I've talked about this before, but one of the best ways to little hacks to pick up some quick leads, go get those HOA forms filled out here in California.Speaker 2 (05:18):I assume it's probably the same with most Safeways, but here in California, you have to go get neighborhoods signatures. Typically for these hos saying that they acknowledge, they know that their solar being installed here in California. It's nice because the laws make it so they can't deny the solar, but HOA is still typically require this thing. So I'm going, I'm getting the neighborhood signature. And of course, you know, I'm going to use that to my advantage, try and get some more appointments as I'm getting these neighborhoods signatures. And typically every time I get, I fill out these forms, typically I'd get a couple appointments out of it because it's a great regard. He got a name to drop. They know you're an installing their neighbor. And if you just kind of slip it in there, Hey, we checked out. You haven't checked out solar before I view, they'll give you an objection, whatever.Speaker 2 (06:10):So I go do this. I'm with the lady she's being super closed off. Okay. Of course I slipped that in there. I say, Hey, I noticed you don't have solar. If you guys ever looked into it. And instantly, usually they'll have a conversation with me, but this lady just instantly closes off. She's like, no, no, not interested. No Mike, whoa. I wasn't even trying to pitch it because that's the other advantage. Usually people don't look at you as a salesman if you're just coming by to get signatures. Right. But this lady right off the bat, she goes on the defense. She's saying no, not interested. No. And just didn't want to start a conversation about solar at all. Even though I wasn't coming across as salesy. So I start thinking about these two techniques, Hey, mirroring and labeling. And I'm like, all right, I'm going to put these to the test.Speaker 2 (07:00):So she goes through I finally get out of her. I go, no solar, not interested, not interested and force her to replay. Okay. Here's the first technique. I'll explain these in more depth later. But mirroring is basically you repeat the last two words that they said, or you replete some keywords. They said in the statement and force them to elaborate. Okay. So she goes, oh yeah, not interested. No, it doesn't make sense. And I go, doesn't make sense. Okay. And what's she going to do? She has to replay, says, yeah, looked into it. Doesn't work for us. It doesn't work for you. I do it again. And what I'm doing, I'm forcing her to open up to elaborate on these things. And I noticed just from doing this, it worked way better than me being like, oh, why didn't make, why didn't it make sense?Speaker 2 (08:02):Why didn't you check into it? Okay. Cause what happens is people feel like they're being interrogated sometimes when you just go after him with why? Why, why, why? And this is what every other sales person is doing. Right. They're saying why, why haven't you gone solar? Okay. So I'm trying it this way. I'm putting the Chris boss technique to the test. So it doesn't make sense. She goes, yeah, we just have a low bill. And I noticed she starts to open up way more. She starts actually giving me reasons. Okay. And then I put the other technique in the use. The other technique is called labeling. And this is where you basically summarize what you think they told you, but you put a sound like in front of it. So she said, yeah, we have a pretty low bill. Nick's expensive. So I label that.Speaker 2 (08:57):I said, oh, sounds like soar was pretty expensive when you looked into it. And she goes, yeah. Yeah. She starts telling me basically all the reasons why she didn't go solar. Okay. And I will say, I didn't end up booking this appointment. So it doesn't have a happy ending, but I did throw these techniques into place. And I noticed I got way further than I probably would have just do my typical stuff. Okay. Because typically I would just do though, why haven't you done it? Oh, well, solar different now. Here's why XYZ. But what I was doing, I was getting her to open up, open up. I was again having her, tell me all the reasons she hadn't done it and doing it in these ways with these techniques, it made it way less threatening because especially with someone closed off like this, the more you can seem like you're not trying to just be the typical sales guy trained to interrogate them.Speaker 2 (09:57):The more they're going to open up to it. So she opened up way more. Still couldn't get her to buy on an appointment. But she told me all the reasons she wasn't spending much of money. She was too busy. XYZ tried to overcome it. Couldn't but I got her to actually start talking. I got her to elaborate how much she was feeling. Okay. And I'm noticing that as I do this, people are talking way more, not only in, on the doors, but also in appointments as I'm sitting in appointments. Oh, Taylor. Yeah. You know what? Our bills are too low. Oh. Sounds like you guys looked into it before and financially didn't make sense. Yeah. We looked into it a long time ago. We looked into it like three years ago and it didn't save us any money. Save you any money. Yeah.Speaker 2 (10:51):Cause we were expecting to save a bunch and only saved us like five bucks a month. Okay. There may be. You find out that they're expecting to save, I don't know, 10 bucks a month. It's all about expectations. These are ways you can figure out what their expectations were. Hey, so you can use this with pretty much anyone, anything and anyone, any objections, but you can also use it in your daily social situations in Chris Voss talks about this, just using it in conversations. It's a way to get people to open up and just listen. Feel like they're being listened to more. Okay. So those are the two techniques and I'll read a little description of them. Okay. The first one was mirroring and that's again taking two to three key words and repeating them. Yeah. Solar is too expensive, too expensive. Yeah. We looked into it before and it costs like 40 grand, 40 grand.Speaker 2 (11:52):He just labeling or sorry. Mirroring is repeating back two to three keywords and using it to gather Intel. Hey, and then it expands what you know about them in their position. Hey, that's textbook definition right there. And then the second one again is called labeling. And that is where you basically summarize what they told you. Hey, by using, oh, seems like it costs a lot back then. Oh, sounds like you guys didn't have a good experience with what you're looking at. And those are the two. I think those are the two key phrases sounds like, or seems like, seems to be the one that Chris' boss uses more than anything. Hey, and it's important. Another thing I dug up as, as, as, as kind of researching, a lot of us tend to do phrases like, oh, what I'm hearing is, or I think, okay.Speaker 2 (12:54):And as you do a first person phrase like this, sometimes it can signal that you're the number one priority. And we don't want it to come across as, this is what we think. Okay. We want it to be about them. Cause what do people care about brain trees? Tracy says, w I F M right? What's in it for me. That's all people care about. It doesn't matter if they're saving money. It doesn't matter. What's in it for them. And what do they want? That's what these two techniques are going to dig, dig up is what do they really want? And if you can make people think, oh, this product has what I need, what I want. That's all they care about. Right? They don't care about savings, but they care about saving the planet. You're going to hit on that. And that's how these techniques can be effective.Speaker 2 (13:47):Okay. So make sure you use them again. That's mirroring and labeling, and this is just a crash course on it, but great exercise you can do with your teams. Maybe you're leading the team. Maybe you're managing or go bring this back to one of your trainings. If you're just, you know, maybe you're not managing, but go take it back to your teams. Go practice this a great exercise. We did that got me thinking way more about this is in our meetings. We had someone just go up, stand in front of the room. And he started off with like a statement. And then we just went down every single rep that was in that room. And we did either a mere statement or we did a label. So for example, I think the rep started out with a, yeah, it's been a really tough daily. I don't know, start out with just something random.Speaker 2 (14:39):And then the first rep in front, he had to say tough daily. And then the guy in front of the room, he said, yeah, I didn't get a good grade on my tests. XYZ. I don't know. He started expounding on that. And then the second one, and then you go down the line, then the next person he could do a mirror label. So you could do all sounds like it's been rough times lately. And then you're just constantly getting the person in front of the room to elaborate on what they said. Obviously keeping it in line with the topic. You're not going way off topic. Yeah. You're keeping it on track and you're trying to dig up relevant information. So think about that as you're knocking or as you're out there, closing deals, use these two techniques mirroring and labeling. Hey, it's been a game changer for me.Speaker 2 (15:28):So probably my two takeaways from the book and go read the Chris Voss book. Sorry. My mind just drew a blank. Yeah. Anyways, we'll post to it here in the show notes, go read it. Let me know if you have any takeaways or things you are using from the book. We'd love to hear it and would love to hear any other ways you're using to mirror and label your prospects in your deals are on the doors. So go out, apply this, send it to someone that has been struggling to connect with people, to book appointments out there in the neighborhoods and hope you have a great Thanksgiving. If you're listening to this before or on or after Thanksgiving, whenever it is make sure to be grateful, a great episode on gratitude. We had probably six months or so back and go look Earl Kapule. He is Mr. Gratitude. He talks a lot about how gratitude gratitude has been a game changer in a solar cells. So don't forget be grateful and all that you do keep your gratitude, gratitude journal, and let's go out and crush it this week. Go close some deals and I'll see you on the next episode. Peace.Speaker 3 (16:45):Hey, Solarpreneurs quick question. What if you could surround yourself with the industry's top performing sales pros, marketers, and CEOs, and learn from their experience and wisdom in less than 20 minutes a day. For the last three years, I've been placed in the fortunate position to interview dozens of elite level solar professionals and learn exactly what they do behind closed doors to build their solar careers to an all-star level. That's why I want to make a truly special announcement about the new learning community, exclusively for solar professionals to learn, compete, and win with top performers in the industry. And it's called the Solciety, this learning community with designed from the ground up to level the playing field to give solar pros access to proven members who want to give back to this community and help you or your team to be held accountable by the industry. Brightest minds four, are you ready for it? Less than $3 and 45 cents a day currently Solciety is open, launched, and ready to be enrolled. So go to Solciety.co To learn more and join the learning experience. Now this is exclusively for Solarpreneur listeners. So be sure to go to solciety.co and join. We'll see you on the inside.
Solar heaters can make a lot of sense if you live in a cold climate with sun because they essentially provide free heat during the day. The designs haven't always been great, though. Erik Latoki, DIY tinkerer and lifelong fabricator, has incorporated his industrial oven design experience into a DIY solar heater build that can be built with common materials found at local big box stores. His plans, which are completely free, don't require any welding or special knowledge and if you're already building your tiny home, you most likely have the necessary tools and experience already. In this conversation, Erik explains everything from what a solar heater is to how it's installed, what it can be used for, and other important details. If you're looking for alternative ways to heat your tiny house, this episode will definitely open your eyes to some new possibilities. Full show notes and images at thetinyhouse.net/190In This Episode:What does a solar heater do?Plenums: what they are and how they influenced Erik's designCost and time expectations for your DIY solar heaterA secondary use for the solar heaterWhere Ethan and Erik would love to see solar heaters usedLearn More: https://thetinyhouse.net/tiny-house-considerations/ Tiny House Considerations is a proven system to help you make a plan to make your tiny house a reality.When you're done with the course, you'll have filled out your Tiny House Decisions Workbook completely, making decisions about wall assemblies, heat systems, kitchen counters, and everything in between.
The first big subsidy-free solar project in Alberta, the first utility-scale solar project in B.C., the opening of the market to home solar - All tipping points in the evolution of solar in Alberta that led up to the solar boom that is going on today. We trace these tipping points with solar pioneer David Kelly of SkyFire energy who was there and led the ascent of solar in Alberta. CKUA Radio Green Energy Futures Podcast, Part II in our series. Learn more in the Green Energy Futures blog and see our video: https://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/from-niche-to-boom-david-kelly-and-skyfire-energy-20-years-of-solar
Today's Thanksgiving Episode features Youness Scally, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit, Everybody Solar. Over the past ten years, they've developed systems to aid other nonprofits and charitable organizations in installing their on solar projects, and he did it all as a side-project! Hear what it's like to tackle the details of solar installation from the nonprofit perspective, how many “no's” he got before he found a “yes”, how they get a job done now, the ups and downs of fundraising and the big picture they always try to keep in focus. I'm continually inspired by my guests and Youness is no exception. He balances his own CPA practice while running Everybody Solar with both humility and focus, empowered by a dynamic and diverse team of board members and a world-changing list of projects. You'll love this episode and if, like me, you're compelled to support one of their projects, head over to our blog for more details and links. Listen Now. -- There's a lot we dig into today, so sit back and enjoy When it's done, I'd love if you'd leave us a 5 ⭐ rating & review and it's never been easier: www.ratethispodcast.com/suncast And, find me on Linkedin and let me know what you thought of this episode! (http://www.linkedin.com/in/nickalus) Remember you can always find the resources and learn more about today's guest, recommendations, book links, and more than 400 other founder stories and startup advice as well as sign up for weekly email notifications at www.mysuncast.com. Join the conversation with Nico Johnson, on Twitter, LinkedIn or email
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): Tesla (TSLA) sends ultimatum to buyers who keep delaying deliveries Elon Musk has now unloaded about $10 billion of Tesla (TSLA) stock Tesla increases prices globally as supply chain issues persist Tesla is offering free Supercharging in off-peak hours to help alleviate holiday traffic Tesla asks Full Self-Driving Beta drivers to accept being recorded in case of a crash or ‘safety risk' GM's Hummer EV has 329-mile range, ‘Edition 1' deliveries start in December Rivian R1S and R1T customers get their delivery windows: as early as March 2022 https://youtu.be/NNo1GxX0Go0 Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you never miss a day of news Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at email@example.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Luis Aguirre-Torres discuss Ithaca's Green New Deal, financing the city's decarbonization effort, and getting the work done as time runs out.… Read More
This week on World Ocean Radio we're discussing energy present and energy future, and the ways that alternative energy technologies are changing the landscape as our energy needs grow. We offer examples of proven alternative fuels such as wind, solar, wave and tidal energy and share some lesser-known technologies such as salinity gradient power and geo-thermal energy that could use the power of the ocean to meet global electrical demand.
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): Tesla employees are reportedly organizing a union at Gigafactory Berlin Tesla Model X gets turned into war machine with dual machine guns coming out of the falcon wings Tesla Cybertruck reservation backlog reaches $80 billion in value based on latest tally Ford is actually installing its Tesla Supercharger lookalike charging stations The muscle car goes electric: Dodge sets 2024 end date for gas Chargers/Challengers Polestar confirms Precept concept will be the Polestar 5 and offers a sneak peak of the final design https://youtu.be/0sQOKP31210 Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you never miss a day of news Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
In its latest predictive propaganda, the World Economic Forum asks, “What if extreme weather FROZE your bank account?” It is clear that deliberate interruptions to critical infrastructure are coming, and will be blamed on climate change in order to make the case that an imagined “climate disaster” requires carbon lockdowns and the totalitarian response for […]
Most of us in the spiritual community have encountered the all-too-familiar fear-mongering of the supposedly dreaded: Eclipse. We just experienced a partial lunar eclipse in Taurus, we are upon a solar eclipse in Sagittarius, the energy feels heightened, sporadic change has been sparking in the most unexpected places, and things feel pretty damn...chaotic. But sparks, and change, and even chaos aren't necessarily things to run from and avoid. This energy is actually around us all the time, and the eclipses open a direct portal for us. So, to manifest or not to manifest, that is the question. One of many that will be answered on today's show of That Witch Podcast!In this episode I mention:Solar and Lunar Eclipses by AstroStyleNational Geographic Lunar Eclipse videoThere are just a couple of spots left in my Think & Grow Witch Mentorship! If you're a passionate witch who's ready to take their witchcraft and their bizcraft seriously, get confident with astrology, and start living with magick, visit my site to learn more or submit your application to schedule a compatibility call!A magickal monthly membership is coming your way…Join the waitlist for That Witch School for access to early bird offers and specials.______________________________________________________Follow me on Instagram @thatwitch.nextdoorand TikTok @thatwitch.nextdoor
In this episode, Dan Holohan reflects on how his dad grew up, seeing his breath indoors on winter mornings. It's only within a couple of generations that we've come to expect homes to be heated or cooled. Our work whispers; it doesn't shout. We've gone far beyond protecting the health of the nation. We now also provide the nation with comfort, and when we do our jobs well, people don't even know we were there.
Midwest solar and storage leader and Clean Power Hour podcast host, Tim Montague, shares with host Bill Nussey how clashing titans in Illinois crafted a grand legislative bargain taking big steps toward a clean renewable energy future. Plus, Montague shares insights on how the simple economics of solar power and storage is changing minds in both boardrooms and around kitchen tables across the state.
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): Tesla files for Gigafactory Texas approval, reveals budget for first phase Tesla will bring the new Model S Plaid to China early next year, says Elon Musk Tesla releases new Full Self-Driving Beta 10.5 update with interesting new features Cadillac Lyriq is in final steps before production, new video footage of latest prototype Rolls Royce proclaims ‘Spirit of Innovation' e-plane fastest electric vehicle in the world at 387 mph England will be first country to require new homes to include EV chargers [Update] https://youtu.be/x3gbq1UaYGY Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you never miss a day of news Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at email@example.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Welcome back beautiful souls. This we on the 21/22 we are moving into Sagittarius Season ♐ moving out of the shadows and into the light of our next chapter. A renewal of energy. Next week we have the Solar eclipse in Sagittarius ♐ 23/24 moon wobble Energy can feel of balance for a lil bit. 28 sun conjunction Mecury Bringing clarity, clear thinking. 29/30 Goddesses asteroid Representative of independence Sexuailty. Venus sextile Neptune heart chakra awakening clearing expansion. Namaste Hazel Website https://cosmicangel555.wixsite.com/cosmicangel555
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): Tesla suffers worldwide app server outage, owners can't connect to their cars (update: back) Tesla expands Supercharger network to Alaska, now in all 50 states Tesla (TSLA) is in a position to grab $2.5 trillion of EV market, says top analyst ‘Build Back Better Act' passes House, EV tax credit faces US Senate next Ford announces plans to produce 600,000 electric vehicles per year by 2023 Ford's Lightning order numbers don't include fleet buyers, which means it'll be sold out forever GM rolls out software update limiting Chevy Bolt EV charge to 80%, but removes parking restrictions https://youtu.be/yq0CrdR3akc Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you never miss a day of news Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
We started off this week's show by chatting with real estate tax attorney Dave Schlueter about his experience helping a Home Sweet Home Chicago listener refinance their home. Next, Director of Marketing at Modern Mill Solar, Melissa Cavanagh joined the show to talk about the benefits of going solar. Then, Business Banking Officer at BMO […]
In this week's podcast we discuss the future of bitcoin mining and how ViableMining.com will help make cryptocurrency mining sustainable in the present and the future. We also discuss what the heck bitcoin mining is, why it is necessary and how Viable Mining fixes a lot of the issues with mining for Bitcoin. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California, who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system for their home, business, or farm. You can check out the website for the top solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here. In each episode we discuss questions facing people making the decision to go solar. The solutions to your questions are given to you – straight – by one of the leading experts in the solar industry, Jamie Duran, president of Solar Harmonics. Feel free to search our library for answers to questions that you're facing when considering solar. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, local and national SEO, website design and customer generation for companies of all sizes. Magnified Media helping company leaders master their marketing by: • getting their website seen at the top of Google rankings, and • getting them more online reviews, • creating media content that engages with their audience. In his spare time, Adam enjoys volunteering on the board of several community-based non-profits and hosting his podcast Local SEO in 10.
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): Tesla updates its mobile app with new customization feature, better widgets, and more Joe Biden gives GM CEO Mary Barra credit for ‘electrifying the entire auto industry,' but he's wrong GM promised 20 new EVs by 2023. They brought zero to the LA Auto Show Vinfast launches two EVs, announces US HQ and manufacturing in 2024 Kia and Hyundai preview upcoming electric SUVs Fisker officially unveils Ocean SUV in three price tiers and lots of unique features https://youtu.be/mkhe-BP8FHM Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you never miss a day of news Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at email@example.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
This week we talk with Dr. Morgan Hayes about components of an off grid solar installation and the ways it can be utilized for on farm energy. We also talk a little about handling facilities and energy efficiency on the farm. Follow us on facebook at Dirt to Dollars Podcast.Intro/Outro music is Parker Hastings rendition of Blue Moon of Kentucky, learn more about his music here: www.parkerhastingsguitar.com.
We all want to be at least a little bit greener. And you've probably seen solar panels popping up on homes and businesses in your neighborhood. Is it right for you? And how does solar even work with Charlotte's tree-lined streets? Our next guest is here to help. Matt Stavis is director of utility, commercial, and industrial solutions for Powerhome Solar – and he knows a thing or two about residential solar. And when he's not busy with solar solutions, he's probably watching his kids play soccer – we have a lot to talk about!
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): Tesla (TSLA) announces it has now installed 250,000 Powerwalls Tesla (TSLA) secures new 197 MWh Megapack order to go on its Autobidder AI platform Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup is attracting an interesting mix of EV, Tesla owners, and more Nissan launches Ariya electric crossover for $46K in the US Porsche launches new GTS versions of the Taycan electric car https://youtu.be/Gm0L6GTd6ds Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you never miss a day of news Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Luis Reyes discuss how Kit Carson's exit from Tri-State Generation and Transmission allowed the co-op to target 100 percent daytime solar power — without sacrificing affordability.… Read More
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): Tesla (TSLA) maintains $1 trillion market cap despite Musk selling more shares, Rivian reaches $145B Tesla (TSLA) is being sued for $162M by JPMorgan as Musk's ‘funding secured' tweet still haunts them Tesla Semi gets out for a quick charge at Megacharger amid important visit Faraday Future delays SEC filings amid internal review of short seller allegations VW halts electric vehicle production over supply chain issues Sibros to provide OTA connected vehicle systems for the Lightyear One SEV https://youtu.be/hhsWzlzYO3I Subscribe to the Electrek Daily Channel on Youtube so you never miss a day of news Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at email@example.com. You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!