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Renewable Energy & How to Meet ESG Goals featuring Tim Kim | ESG Decoded Podcast

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Co-founder, ibV Energy Partners

Robin is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of ibV Energy Partners, a nationwide solar + storage development firm. He oversees the Project Development, Planning & Engineering and...

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 "In this episode, Kaitlyn Allen talks with Tim Kim, CEO of ibV Energy Partners and its direct affiliated companies. Before founding ibV Energy, Tim led closings on M&A transactions in the US and globally. ibV Energy Partners LLC is a privately held company based in Miami and direct investors and developers of large-scale solar and storage power plants across the US. Their customers include investor-owned utilities, power agencies, corporates, and municipalities engaged in procuring grid-connected clean energy. ibV was founded by a group of US military veterans.

Listen as Kaitlyn and Tim explain what Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are, how they work, and why more companies are bypassing utilities to work directly with developers to realize their ESG goals. They also explore the ESG-related risks of solar panels and the sourcing of minerals.

Tim is a proud veteran of the US Navy, and his military background and dedication to public service are driving forces for his life’s work. He shares his perspectives on why veterans should consider careers in the renewable energy industry and how their military skillsets are assets to this industry.

Drumroll… this is the first video podcast (Vodcast) for ESG Decoded! We are thrilled to offer a visual format to our audience for some of our future episodes moving forward."




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Todd Carney on Jul 4, 2022

Thank you for this post, I really appreciated the podcast. It was informative and covered all angles fairly. Do you feel there is anything local governments can do to help initiatives like this?

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Jim Stack on Jul 6, 2022

PPAs are great. I own 3 large ones over 100 kW and the customer gets reduced rates now and I give them the system in 20 years down to 7 years on one. The return on Investment ROI I would like to have them all SunPower equipped since that is the best system of any I have done. 

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