Renewable Power Perspectives Q&A with Kevin Butler, Founder & CEO of Sole Trader Renewable Energy

By Constance ThompsonAugust 30, 2021

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is delighted to share the second installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment will include market leaders and topics related to speeding up a fair and just transition to a sustainable energy economy.
In acknowledgment of National Black Business Month, our August features highlight how three Black-owned Accelerate member companies are thriving in the sustainable energy sector.
Kevin Butler, PMP, PE, is the Chief Executive Officer of Sole Trader Renewable Energy LLC, a minority- and veteran-owned renewable resource company based in Memphis, Tennessee. Sole Trader assists federal governments, energies and co-ops incorporate renewables into their energy portfolios
What inspired you to begin your company?
A drive to bring innovative innovations and advanced building techniques to the eco-friendly energy market. I wish to lower the quantity of green area utilized to support the growth of sustainable energy all over the world and help bring our industry into the future. I founded this business after working for a couple of large energies and understanding that the old model will not get us to where we need to be as a nation. We require vibrant, unencumbered idea that accepts the possibility of where we can go. Albert Einstein said, “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” This is the genesis of Sole Trader.
How are you making an impact through your company?
We are altering the way utilities, federal governments and co-ops believe about powering the future of this great nation. We buy finding and utilizing tested, emerging technologies from around the globe that can be utilized to power the present and the future. Sole Trader offers our clients access to tidy energy, and we are motivating the next generation with our ability to shape the country each and every day.
Tell us about your business?
Sole Trader is a varied, expert, leading-edge renewable resource company with 200+ integrated years of experience covering power generation, construction, operations and upkeep. Our team of energy specialists helps us reduce building and construction expenses and timelines for our customers. We can likewise supply consulting and tactical planning services, site recognition and preparation, construction, operations and maintenance, equipment recycling, cybersecurity, site start-up or shutdown, therefore much more.
Is there anything else you want to share with ACORE members and partners?
There is no difficulty little or too big for us. We accept chances to bring our clients into the future, utilizing our extensive lessons found out and our proven new innovations. We can help our customers think in a different way about their community and the world. We like to state, “We give you more power over your power.” And our company believe energy independence is the key to green development.
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A drive to bring ingenious technologies and advanced building strategies to the renewable energy market. I want to decrease the amount of green space utilized to support the development of eco-friendly energy around the world and help bring our market into the future. Sole Trader provides our clients access to tidy energy, and we are inspiring the next generation with our capability to form the nation each and every day.
Sole Trader is a varied, professional, leading-edge renewable energy business with 200+ integrated years of experience covering power generation, building and construction, operations and upkeep. And we think energy self-reliance is the essential to green growth.