In our 2011 TV Show on Energy Innovations, you selected Danny Kennedy and Jamie Hestekin as Planet Forward’s Innovator of the Year. We’ll follow them for the year. We’ll bring you regular updates so you can see how they confront challenges and overcome obstacles.
Will they reach their goals over the next year? Stay tuned to find out!
Danny Kennedy is reducing the cost of going solar, by "renting the sun."
His innovation: By allowing owners to lease solar panels, Danny hopes to increase installation of panels from sea to shining sea.
His goal for the next year? Grow his business three-fold and expand to the East Coast.
See how Danny and his team meet the challenges of the marketplace and see if they achieve their big dream.
Jamie Hestekin and his team are converting algae into fuel.
Their innovation: A prototype machine that, with the press of a button, turn algae into butanol.
Their goal for the next year: Sell the machine to farmers and other business owners for small-scale fuel generaation in locations conducive to algae growth.
See if they take can their idea from the lab to the marketplace.
Contrary to some of the media circus’ coverage, solar is doing great. Sungevity’s Danny Kennedy tells us why in this innovator update.
Danny Kennedy updates us on Sungevity’s eastward expansion. Kennedy plans to expand into east coast states including New York, Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland. Sungevity has also partnered with the Sierra Club to “accelerate rooftop solar in Northern California.” Kennedy says that Sungevity plans to do a lot of marketing to change the perception …Read More…
You’ve met innovator Jamie Hestekin, NOW meet the machine. The one that turns dried algae into butanol. In this innovator update, Jamie’s team of students at the University of Arkansas put the machine back together and explain their steps.
Planet Forward checks in with Innovator of the Year, Jamie Hestekin of the University of Arkansas. We ask him about his plan for the next year, his goals, and challenges he faces in building an automated machine that converts algae to butanol.
Planet Forward checks in with Innovator of the Year, Danny Kennedy of Sungevity. We ask him his plan for the next year, his goals and his biggest challenges.
Danny Kennedy, Planet Forward Innovator, tells us about Sungevity’s partnership with Lowe’s and what that means for the future of solar leasing.
Meet Jamie Hestekin and the University of Arkansas algae-to-butanol team. We’ll follow Jamie and his crew over the next year and see if they can automate their butanol machine and help make algae fuel a reality, or if they’ll slip
Meet Innovator of the Year, Danny Kennedy, founder of Sungevity, a solar company that offers a solar lease at 0 money down. We’ll follow Danny and Sungevity over the next year and see if the solar coaster they’re riding will expand the company to the east coast or suffer from a mechanical breakdown.