Few people have been more outspoken as advocates of the U.S. solar industry than Yann Brandt. This includes being one of the early voices calling for a campaign to extend the federal Investment Tax Credit, which ultimately succeeded at the end of 2015. But in addition to his advocacy and role as a solar executive at multiple companies, Brandt is also a media entrepreneur, including publishing the highly influential solar newsletter SolarWakeup.
Last December Brandt started a new podcast as part of SolarWakeup: EnergyWakeup. Today we are pleased to syndicate the fifth episode, in which Brandt interviews Energy Toolbase CEO John Gurski, who has made it his life’s mission to give solar installers the tools they need to land more business through accurate, effective proposals.
In this interview, Gurski talks about how he and his partner Adam Gerza came up with the idea for Energy Toolbase, where the software is now, and what new features it will offer when the next version is released (hint: It might have something to do with energy storage).