Awesome Earthkind Podcast with USES members Dr. Richard Perez and Eva Hoskin

Hosted by Ron Kamen

Quantum Quote: “Look at the numbers. Always look at the bottom line– the numbers. Because that’s the best way to back up what you say.” – Richard Perez

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever had.” – Margaret Mead

Saving Earth and attaining sustainability isn’t too late if we know where to rightly invest our time and money. Switching to solar is the most cost-effective and impactful way to create the clean, sustainable future we all desire.

As technology advances create a more comfortable way of life, we often turn a blind eye to all things natural. But the Forces of Nature are orders of magnitude greater than any man-made power, and the greatest source of energy on the planet is The Sun.

The AWESome powers of the air, water, earth, and sun can provide all our energy needs. But – how do we get there? 

Join us today to hear Dr. Richard Perez discuss his studies in how much power we can tap into from clean energy sources; how those resources are orders of magnitude greater than coal, oil, gas, and nuclear; and how the “out of the box” solution to our energy dilemma is to overbuild solar and waste a third of the solar output. 

By building more solar than we need during peak times – and throwing out the extra – we can generate enough energy to carry us through the nights and winters.

Dr. Richard Perez leads solar energy research at U. Albany’s ASRC. He has served multiple terms on the board of the American Solar Energy Society and as associate editor of Solar Energy Journal. He has produced over 250 journal articles, conference papers, books & chapters. He holds patents on energy storage, and load management and leads an International Energy Agency Activity on renewable firm power generation.

Eva Hoskin started with the United Solar Energy Supporters (USES) in late 2020 as an intern which budded into a long-term role, eventually leading to her becoming the Executive Director. In addition to working for USES, she is actively organising communities in New York and Pennsylvania to educate them about utility-scale solar projects.