American Energy Innovators

America's push towards energy independence largely depends on bringing new clean energy ideas and technology from the drawing board to commercial viability. But why do some innovations succeed while others never get off the ground?

Anchor Thalia Assuras joins Frank Sesno, creator and host of Planet Forward, a website and television show dedicated to clean energy and sustainability. They highlight Planet Forward's recent nationwide contest to identify and promote America's top energy innovators. The contest's winner, Sungevity founder Danny Kennedy, also joins the discussion to talk about his company's solar leasing program.

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