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The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti

Nov 3, 2021

Tim Montague is a solar PV and battery storage executive, podcast host, speaker, trainer and consultant. Renewable energy and green building leader with a passion for the energy transition. He helps developers and business owners build projects that return a handsome ROI. Rooftop, ground mount, carport, and utility-scale solar is coming to Illinois. Continental Energy Solution is the largest commercial & industrial solar installer & EPC in IL with over 100 projects and 60 MW installed. They are known for quality & innovation on every job since 1912. Portfolio includes: 3.5 MW Magid Glove in Romeoville IL & 2.9 MW IKEA Joliet IL.

-Commercial-industrial and utility scale solar development/construction.

-Energy and incentive modeling for system owners.

-Podcast host: Solar Podcast | Clean Power Hour

-Solar design, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC).


Show Highlights

  • A massive growth and economic opportunity for solar.
  • Understanding our very brittle economy and society.
  • Think in terms of thousands of years.
  • The built environment’s responsibility and contribution to the natural ecosystem.
  • The turning point and crossroads to  lean into to make the transition to a sustainable future.
  • The economics behind solar as the fastest growing source of new energy on the grid globally.
  • The importance of having solar storage and microgrids.
  • All things solar, benefits, organizations, and programs.
  • The growing news around green hydrogen. 

“We need to make the economy serve humanity as much as humanity serves the economy.” 

-Tim Montague


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