Renewable Energy: A Weapon of Mass Reconstruction

The renewable energy industry has suffered over the last year much worse than previously thought possible. But now the pieces are coming together to make clean energy the centerpiece of an economic recovery. That makes the moment perfect for bootstrapping entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses around the world to seize the opportunity when the financial markets get back to full health.

In this podcast, we’ll look at what entrepreneurs should be doing now to prepare for the surge in renewable energy deployment in the coming years.

Author and Entrepreneurial Consultant Sramana Mitra tells us why early stage companies shouldn’t necessarily be looking to venture capital firms for financing. She’ll also give us her thoughts on some alternative financing options available.

Serial Entrepreneur and SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive describes why he has had so much success in both the software and energy spaces. It’s all about finding and addressing the market “pain points,” he says.

Finally, Dan Reicher of talks about how his company is working to take technologies out of the “valley of death” and help early-stage companies find investors.

Inside Renewable Energy is a weekly audio news program featuring stories and interviews on all the latest developments in the renewable energy industries.

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