Feb 23, 2022 • 34M

Hayes Barnard Is Revolutionizing Solar Tech & Green Housing

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American Optimist, hosted by Joe Lonsdale: entrepreneur, investor, and founder of four multi-billion dollar companies and other mission-driven organizations. American Optimist is an alternative to the fear, cynicism, and zero-sum thinking in mainstream media. Learn from the innovators and leaders who are solving our nation’s most pressing challenges, and doing it in a way that will lift everyone up. Hope should dominate our discourse, and American Optimist will show you why.
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Hayes Barnard is the Founder and CEO of GoodLeap, one of the fastest-growing and largest financial technology companies in the renewable energy sector.  In 2008, Barnard founded Paramount Solar, which was later acquired by SolarCity and then Tesla.  Barnard discusses his role on the leading edge of America's solar energy expansion and what he learned working alongside Elon Musk.  He also highlights his non-profit GivePower and its innovative work to bring clean water and electricity to Africa via solar water farms.