Welcome to Solar Tech Talk!
Product manager nerds by day, solar podcast hosts by night – Aaron Bingham and Kate Collardson bring on leading industry experts to talk residential and commercial solar products, the latest solar news, and big ideas for our U.S. contractor community.
Solar Products / Solar Nerds
Product manager nerds by day, solar products podcast hosts by night – Aaron Bingham and Kate Collardson bring on leading industry experts to talk residential and commercial solar equipment, the latest solar news, and big ideas for our U.S. contractor community.
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If you have a memorable, fun, or even scary story to share from your time in the field, let us know! Call our Solar Tech Talk Storyline at 541-635-2747 and leave your anecdote on voicemail. We’ll pick the best ones to play on a future show.
Most Recent Episode
Kate and Aaron visit with Cameron Stewart from SolarEdge, and Adam Schroeder and Jeff McAndrew of Generac Power Systems. Plus, our “Tales from the Roof” returns!read more
Solar Tech Talk After Show: Three Takeaways from Kate on Codes and Liability Around Solar Racking, Mounting, and Attachments
Our co-host Kate Collardson follows up on our racking-focused Solar Tech Talk episode with key points that every contractor should pay attention to.read more
The LGBTQ+ solar professionals community is growing fast, and BayWa r.e. is here to support. Learn more about how to get involved.read more
Aaron and Kate visit with Jeff Spies of Planet Plan Sets, Louis Woofenden of Net Zero Solar, and Connor Morrison of Unirac to talk PV racking. Plus, another “Tales from the Roof”read more
Our co-host Kate Collardson provides more context on the intent of PV hazard control standards, and reiterates some best practices that solar installers keep in mind while planning installations.read more
Solar Tech Talk, Episode 4: Demystifying Rapid Shutdown, from RSS and HCE to UL 3741 and the SunSpec Alliance
Aaron and Kate visit with SEIA Working Group Vice Chair Jason Fisher and Blair Reynolds of SMA America to talk safety and compliance in solar system design. Plus, a new “Tales from the Roof” from STT listener!read more
Solar Tech Talk, Episode 3: Build Back Better for the Country, Net Energy Metering in States, and Other Movements in U.S. Rooftop Solar Policy
We invited industry experts to talk federal policy and new developments, net energy metering in California and its implications, plus Kate shares a wild story from the early days of solar installation.read more
Solar Tech Talk, Episode 2: BYD’s B-Box Benefits; The Science of Battery Safety and Testing; Our New Storage Comparison Doc
In this episode we focus on batteries and storage – including BYD’s B-Box residential battery, battery safety and testing requirements for manufacturers, and our new Storage Comparison chart summarizing relative performance numbers side-by-side.read more
A quick look at our industry-leading energy storage products with a summary of their relative performance.read more
Get the latest insight on 2021 trends for home storage management, adoption of UL 9540 standards, and new directions in PV module sizes. Plus, we look at the brand-new RESU16H Prime battery storage from LG Energy Solution, and conclude with a thoughtful discussion on why recycling PV panels is an important challenge to be solved.read more