Solar Maverick Podcast

SMP 06: Why solar is a great industry to work in with Suzanne Waters from Reneu Energy

December 11, 2018

About our Guest:

Suzanne Waters is the vice president for business development at Reneu Energy. She has worked in a variety of roles within the solar industry, including project development administration, marketing best practices, financial strategy and team leadership. Suzanne and Benoy also worked together at Vanguard Energy Partners where she worked as the business development manager and proposal team leader. Her enthusiasm for the industry shines through in all her work.

Episode summary:

Suzanne talks about her career path in the solar industry, working in the industry right out of college, taking a hiatus and then finding her way back just a couple months ago. She shares why she’s so excited to be back and why she’s so passionate about solar.

Insights from this episode:

  • Strategies to get involved in the diversity of opportunities the solar industry offers
  • How to succeed in an industry everyone wants to be a part of
  • Strategies to build and maintain connections within the industry and why that’s essential to your success
  • How to do your work with integrity
  • Secrets from the inside – the best parts of working in solar

Quotes from the show:

  • “Solar is kind of a hard industry not to fall in love with once you get involved.” - Suzanne Waters, Episode 6
  • “After leaving Vanguard, I never quite had the same passion for my work than when I was in solar.” - Suzanne Waters, Episode 6
  • “Renewable energy, when you start talking about it, there’s nothing really negative people say about it.” - Suzanne Waters, Episode 6
  • “Don’t overlook quality for affordability.” - Suzanne Waters, Episode 6
  • “That’s the easiest sale – when people put in a good word or recommend you for a job.” - Benoy Thanjan, Episode 6
  • “Solar is growing exponentially, so there’s so much opportunity. “ - Benoy Thanjan, Episode 6
  • Suzanne’s self-invented call to action – “seize the sun” in Latin:  “Carpe solem.” - Suzanne Waters, Episode 6


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