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156 | Valuing Yourself in Business | Building Community Solar | Industry Challenges | Hawaii Insight with Eric Olson from Inspired Energy Solutions

📍 Valuing Yourself in Business: Overcoming imposter syndrome, avoiding overcommitment, and setting clear boundaries are crucial for self-awareness and fair compensation in entrepreneurship.

📍 Challenges in Solar Industry: Ensuring quality work, addressing race-to-the-bottom pricing, and streamlining community solar projects to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of renewable energy.

📍 Building Community Solar: Focusing on low and middle-income communities, attracting outside investment, and collaborating with strategic partners to create disaster-resilient, community-focused renewable energy solutions.

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In this episode 156 of "Failing to Success", Eric Olson, President of Inspired Energy Solutions, shares valuable insights for entrepreneurs in the renewable energy sector. He emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and setting boundaries to avoid overcommitting while seeking fair compensation. Eric highlights challenges in the solar industry, including the need for improved quality of work and addressing the race-to-the-bottom pricing mentality. He advocates for community solar projects as a more efficient and cost-effective way to drive renewable energy adoption, particularly for low and middle-income communities. Eric also discusses the significance of strategic partnerships and system optimization for successful business growth.

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00:00:00 Intro

00:00:17 Valuing Yourself While Growing a Business

00:02:49 Biggest Problems in Solar

00:03:49 Community Solar

00:09:53 Building Solar in Hawaii

00:10:57 Advice to Entrepreneurs

00:12:10 Contact Eric

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