In this special edition of Solar Tech Talk, Aaron and Kate sat down with the President of NABCEP President Shawn O’Brien to discuss what’s new at this year’s conference, program highlights, and more. Then, Ryan Mayfield (Mayfield Renewables) and Rebekah Hren (AirBnB) discuss the sessions they’re hosting and what they enjoy the most about the NABCEP conference.

What’s BayWa r.e. Doing At NABCEP?

BayWa r.e is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor for the annual NABCEP CE Conference — August 9-12, 2021, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Look for BayWa r.e. team members and partners speaking throughout the event, including our Product Managers and Solar Tech Talk co-hosts Aaron Bingham and Kate Collardson, plus past podcast guests like Jeff Spies, Scott Nguyen, and Rebecca Hren. Also, look for Kate and Rebekah Hren at the Women and Gender Minorities in Solar Breakfast, too!

Aaron: “I’m looking forward to seeing many familiar faces and learning more about the latest best practices for safe and effective deployment of Solar + Storage.”

Kate: “This will be my 9th NABCEP Continuing Education Conference, and each year I am most excited for the conversations that I have. The people who attend the conference are some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry. Conference attendees always have great questions, and I always learn something during these informal interactions.”

Kate Collardson has worked in the solar industry since 2006 as an installer, designer, project manager, trainer, and program manager; she is currently a Product Manager for BayWa r.e. Solar Systems.
Aaron Bingham has worked in the solar industry since 2008 as a Senior Engineer and Program Coordinator.  He has been a Product Manager with BayWa r.e. Solar Systems since 2017.

SOLAR TECH TALK is a new podcast series highlighting exciting developments in our residential and commercial solar products market, featuring timely technology overviews and forecasts, plus insights from manufacturers and industry observers. Hosted by Aaron Bingham and Kate Collardson for BayWa r.e. Solar Systems (USA).

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