Build, Repeat. (A Paces Podcast)

Build, Repeat. (A Paces Podcast)

Deep discussions with those who are helping us build our way out of climate change.


July 24, 2023 36 mins

Wonderful to speak to Lena and Kevin, the first two software engineers at Paces! We discussed:

  • Their path to joining Paces
  • What drove you towards climate change as an issue?
  • How much of your company culture is a function of company size?
  • Defining engineering culture
  • The importance of engineers having a direct relationship with customers.

We even iterated on how engineering at Paces can be improved on the call!

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Great to chat with Carson Weinand, Senior Project Developer at  CVE North America, about recent changes to solar development as well as the importance of GIS data. We discuss:

  • How he became a product developer at CVE
  • Falling in love with GIS
  • What does perfect look like for project development data?
  • The real market killer for community solar.
  • New rules for the IRA

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We sit down for an insightful conversation with Corey Hindin, Director of Business Development at AC Power, to talk about transforming brownfields into productive solar farms. We delve into:

  • How business development is structured at AC Power, which entails various steps ranging from market exploration to closing agreements with landowners for project due diligence.
  • The unique characteristics of brownfield development, such as the...
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We speak with Ryan Kelliher, VP of Renewable Solutions at Tradition Energy and Executive Director of the American Solar Grazing Association (ASGA). We discuss why:

  • Solar grazing is beneficial for farmers and rural communities
  • Sheep grazing is helpful for the permitting of solar projects, as it aligns incentives for the developer and the farmer and reduces community opposition.
  • The lack of sheep in the US is a challenge for solar g...
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In this episode, James McWalter interviews Kyle Baranko, a data scientist at Paces, about the intersection of energy and data. They discuss:

  • How renewable energy companies are using data to optimize projects and the challenges of working with legacy energy systems. 
  • The types of data that renewable energy project developers care about, including interconnection, geophysical and environmental constraints, permeability, and financi...
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May 2, 2023 4 mins

Carbotnic is now Act, Build, Repeat! 

Paces helps developers find and evaluate the sites most suitable for renewable development. Interested in a call with James, CEO @ Paces?

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February 7, 2023 31 mins

Paces helps developers find and evaluate the sites most suitable for renewable development. Interested in a call with James, CEO @ Paces?

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January 31, 2023 36 mins

Great to chat with Justin Scholz Ceo and founder of Phelas, Phelas develops the solution for the energy transition: A modular, mass-produced and cost-effective and safe electricity storage system for utilities, grid operators, industry, renewable energy developer & operators! We discussed liquid air energy storage, energy efficiency, supply chain disruptions, grid interconnection and more!


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December 13, 2022 40 mins

Great to chat with Edward Chiang, Co-Founder & CEO at Moment Energy! Moment Energy provides clean, affordable, and reliable energy storage by repurposing retired electric vehicle batteries! We discussed the founding team, customer discovery, electric vehicle waste, battery health and more!


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December 6, 2022 30 mins

Great to chat with Cailey Patterson, Executive Director at Saints Performance Automotive Design, the University of St Andrews Formula Student E team! They are designing and building a performance electric car! We discussed the competition, the future of electric vehicles in competition, how to start a cleantech project and more!

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November 29, 2022 37 mins

Great to chat with Dimitry Gershenson, Co-founder and CEO at Enduring Planet, Enduring Planet offers rapid financing for Climate Entrepreneurs without dilution, personal guarantees, or collateral! We discussed revenue-based financing, the pros and cons of that compared to other forms of financing, how easy is the process like and more!

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November 15, 2022 36 mins

Great to chat with Tim Montague, Solar Developer, NABCEP trainer and host of the Clean Power Hour podcast! The Clean Power Hour is a weekly news roundup of the latest solar, wind, storage and energy transition news! We discussed how Tim become a solar project developer, the challenges in developing solar projects, community solar and more! 


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November 8, 2022 37 mins

Great to chat with Timothy Kim, CEO at ibV Energy Partners! ibV Energy Partners is leading the clean energy revolution through full-service development of utility-scale solar power plants! We discussed policies toward renewables, challenges in developing solar projects, solar moratorium, grid congestion and more!


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November 1, 2022 43 mins

Great to chat with Jonathan Nwosu, Co-Founder and CEO at ClimaView, software that analyzes financed emissions and enable sustainable finance products! We discussed measuring bank emissions, the Mom Test, how to make early enterprise sales, the difficulties of gathering clean data and more!

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October 5, 2022 41 mins

Great to chat with Matt Ward, partner at 4WARDVC and host at The Startup Tank Climate Investor Pitch Show! 4WARD.VC invests in mission-driven pre-seed and seed-stage climate startups moving the world forward! ! We discussed climate economics, getting the timing right when starting a climate company, what makes a good pitch, the important of team, tam and timing in investing and more!


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September 13, 2022 20 mins

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August 30, 2022 43 mins

Great to chat with Kim Pendergrass, Co-Founder of Algeon Materials, a biotech materials start-up on a mission to fight climate change and reduce plastic pollution by creating plastic alternatives for leading brands! We discussed the properties of algae,  the importance of researching customers in the early days of the start-up, product validation, balancing biodegradability against material longevity and more!


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August 23, 2022 37 mins

Great to chat with Ben Rubin Co-founder and Executive Director of the Carbon Business Council! The Carbon Business Council is comprised of leading carbon management growth companies working to reverse climate change! We discussed carbon management technologies, the climate bill framework, voluntary vs mandatory carbon markets and more!

Oath to Restore the Earth 


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August 16, 2022 40 mins

Great to chat with Ted Power, Co-Founder at Bend! Bend tracks CO2 emissions by company spend! We discussed CO2 estimates, the growth of companies with climate commitments in the last few years, how to define net zero and more!

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August 9, 2022 37 mins

Great to chat with Peter Light, CEO and Co-founder of Lumen Energy, Lumen Energy enables commercial buildings to generate income from clean energy! We discussed decarbonizing buildings, shaping the direction of technology deployment, helping building owners to find cost-optimal clean energy solutions, financing cleantech and more!

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