By Constance ThompsonAugust 30, 2021
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is delighted to share the 2nd installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installation will feature industry leaders and subjects related to accelerating an equitable and just transition to an eco-friendly energy economy.
In recognition of National Black Business Month, our August features highlight how three Black-owned Accelerate member companies are flourishing in the renewable resource sector.
Kevin Butler, PMP, PE, is the Chief Executive Officer of Sole Trader Renewable Energy LLC, a minority- and veteran-owned renewable energy business based in Memphis, Tennessee. Sole Trader assists energies, co-ops and federal governments incorporate renewables into their energy portfolios
What inspired you to begin your business?
A drive to bring innovative technologies and advanced building techniques to the renewable resource industry. I want to reduce the amount of green space used to support the development of renewable resource around the world and aid bring our market into the future. I founded this company after working for a number of large utilities and understanding that the old model will not get us to where we require to be as a nation. We need vibrant, unencumbered idea that welcomes the possibility of where we can go. Albert Einstein said, “Logic will get you from A to Z; creativity will get you all over.” This is the genesis of Sole Trader.
How are you making an impact through your company?
We are altering the method energies, co-ops and federal governments think of powering the future of this excellent nation. We buy finding and making use of tested, emerging technologies from around the globe that can be utilized to power the present and the future. Sole Trader offers our customers access to clean 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 diverse, expert, leading-edge renewable energy business with 200+ integrated years of experience covering power generation, building, operations and maintenance. Our team of energy experts assists us lower building and construction costs and timelines for our customers. We can likewise supply consulting and tactical preparation services, website recognition and preparation, building, operations and upkeep, equipment recycling, cybersecurity, site start-up or shutdown, and so far more.
Exists anything else you want to share with ACORE members and partners?
There is no obstacle too big or little for us. We embrace chances to bring our customers into the future, using our extensive lessons found out and our proven new innovations. We can help our customers believe in a different way about their community and the world. We like to state, “We provide you more power over your power.” And we believe energy self-reliance is the key to green development.
To learn more about Sole Trader, go to soletraderenergy.org.
A drive to bring innovative innovations and advanced structure strategies to the eco-friendly energy market. I want to decrease the amount of green area used to support the development of sustainable energy around the world and aid bring our market into 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.
Sole Trader is a diverse, expert, leading-edge renewable energy company with 200+ integrated years of experience covering power generation, building, operations and upkeep. And we believe energy self-reliance is the essential to green growth.