The Energy Crisis: Disrupting the Big Grid with Solar and Batteries

We’ve been using the same electrical grid for over a century and it’s getting more and more expensive to maintain. Solar and batteries are here to stay and are starting to disrupt the big grid. This video is a short introduction to the Energy Crisis and what solar and batteries can do to help us escape it! The transition to clean energy is hindered by outdated infrastructure and political obstacles.

In this video, I’m talking about the Energy Crisis and how solar and batteries are disrupting the big grid.

Bill Nussey proposes a faster path to a sustainable future through “local energy” systems like solar rooftops and small battery systems. These disruptive, technology-driven solutions offer improved reliability, equity, and affordability while creating more jobs compared to large-scale projects.

The Energy Crisis: Freeing Energy In This Conversation Bill Nussey and Nathaniel Schooler Discuss: The Current Energy Crisis And How The Largest Industry In The World Is Not Embracing The Green Agenda Fast Enough How Can You Save Money And Improve Reliability?

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Solar And Wind Power Costs Are Dropping And Why They Are Not Being Embraced Fast Enough. Bill is a partner at the venture firms Engage and Tech Square Ventures. He spent most of his career as a tech CEO, but also spent several years with another venture firm, Greylock, and later, as an executive at IBM, helping run the company’s strategy. Bill’s first company, which he co-founded in high school, provided graphics software for early, text-based personal computers. His second company, Da Vinci Systems, was started out of his college dorm room and grew to serve millions of users across 45 countries. Later, he spent several years as a venture capitalist with Greylock. In 1998, he left the firm to become CEO of a portfolio company, iXL, which went public and grew to $500 million in revenue.

After iXL, he joined cloud marketing startup Silverpop as CEO. The company grew to nearly $100 million in recurring revenue and became a global leader in cloud-based marketing. In 2014, IBM acquired the company and made it the foundation of the IBM Marketing Cloud. Shortly after the acquisition, Bill was promoted to IBM’s VP Corporate Strategy, helping the CEO and SVPs set IBM’s strategic roadmap. Bill’s companies have created thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in value.

Bill left IBM to pursue his passion for renewable energy and other climate technologies. His journey began with a TED Talk, which grew into the #1 ranked renewable energy podcast called The Freeing Energy Podcast. All of this supported and ultimately led to a book he published at the end of 2021, called Freeing Energy: How Innovators Are Using Local-scale Solar and Batteries to Disrupt the Global Energy Industry from the Outside. You Can Buy Bill’s Book Here: Freeing Energy: How Innovators Are Using Local-scale Solar and Batteries to Disrupt the Global Energy Industry from the Outside… Bill’s website here: