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While most of the listeners of this podcast might work in the renewable energy industry, ALL of the listeners of this podcast are energy consumers. And let’s be honest … even some of the most die-hard members of the renewables industry probably have at least one or two things about their home that they wish were more sustainable.
With that in mind, Matt Ferrell joins the show to outline various ways everyday people can embrace cost-saving strategies that also make their homes more resilient and more sustainable.
Matt is the creator of Undecided with Matt Ferrell, where he has amassed more than one million subscribers on YouTube by applying his technology-focused eye to all things sustainability. Matt is also the co-host of the Still To Be Determined podcast. He tests smart and sustainable technology solutions and often offers advice to viewers who … just like you and me … might need just a wee bit of help making decisions about which solutions are best for their home.
Matt and I will touch on batteries, solar panels, weatherization and various other topics, including … yes … even the Inflation Reduction Act. Matt is a real straight shooter, so you’ll appreciate hearing what he has to say.
(3:57) – The most common questions from consumers
(5:00) – The Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to installing solar
(9:35) – The Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to installing batteries
(13:47) – How to prioritize energy efficiency needs
(16:25) – The low-hanging fruit when it comes to energy efficiency solutions
(19:02) – How the Inflation Reduction Act impacts consumers
(21:47) – The role of Community Solar
(23:03) – Exciting tech of the future: Flow batteries for homes
(25:00) – Matt’s bold predictions
(26:17) – Matt’s take on the future of EV charging