What makes Elon Musk tick?

What will the grid look like in 2030? 

This week, we (re)answer both of those questions. We're featuring a couple of our favorite podcast segments for your summer listening enjoyment.

First up, a 2015 Energy Gang interview with Ashlee Vance, a Bloomberg reporter and author of the book Elon Musk: Tesla, Space X and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. Vance gives us an intimate look at why Elon operates so differently from everyone else. It's been two years since the book was released, but it's still just as relevant.

In our second interview, we dig into The Interchange vaults and serve up a conversation about what the grid may look like in 2030. It’s like a literary review of geeky grid fan fiction, written by Shayle Kann.

Oh, and don't forget to buy tickets for our live Energy Gang in New York City on September 19.

This podcast is sponsored by Mission Solar Energy, a solar module manufacturer based in San Antonio, Texas. Visit Mission Solar at the upcoming Solar Power International conference at Booth 3975. You can find out more about Mission’s American-made, high-power modules at missionsolar.com.

Recommended reading:

  • AmazonElon Musk: Tesla, Space X and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • GTM: How the Grid Was Won: Three Scenarios for the Distributed Grid in 2030