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Episode #003 - Simon Chau

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Similar to a few of our other guests, Simon Chau is a serial entrepreneur having started a number of enterprises in the renewable energy space. Having had a background in the financial industry, Simon decided to pivot into the sustainable energy space mid-career. Wanting to make a difference and leave a legacy with his work, Simon finds himself onboard the exciting "solar-coaster" on a daily basis. He has now been in the space for a little over a decade.

Simon is currently working at Canadian Solar Inc, managing the commercial and industrial divisions of one of the largest vertically integrated solar PV module manufacturers in the world. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

Show notes

Interesting points covered in this episode for those of us on our own Solar Journey:

- Why would someone pivot mid-career to start their own solar journey?

- How did Australia manage to find themselves with 1 in 5 homes having a solar system installed?

- How does Simon view large oil and gas companies entering the alternative energy space?

- What is the role that government policy plays not only in solar project pipelines but in the financial health of entities involved with project development and operation?

- How could an electric vehicle become your family home’s rechargeable battery?

- Hydrogen battery cells – how does this energy platform compare to more "conventional" renewable energy sources like solar?

** Find this episode's transcript on The Solar Journey website > Blog > Interviews **

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