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 installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installment will feature industry leaders and topics connected to accelerating an equitable and simply shift to a renewable resource economy.
In recognition of National Black Business Month, our August functions highlight how 3 Black-owned Accelerate member companies are prospering in the renewable energy sector.
Kevin Butler, PMP, PE, is the Chief Executive Officer of Sole Trader Renewable Energy LLC, a minority- and veteran-owned sustainable energy company based in Memphis, Tennessee. Sole Trader helps utilities, federal governments and co-ops incorporate renewables into their energy portfolios
What inspired you to start your business?
A drive to bring innovative innovations and advanced building strategies to the renewable resource market. I desire to decrease the amount of green space utilized to support the development of sustainable energy all over the world and help bring our market into the future. I founded this business after working for a couple of large utilities and realizing that the old model will not get us to where we need to be as a country. We require 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 changing the way federal governments, co-ops and utilities think of powering the future of this great nation. We invest in finding and making use of proven, emerging technologies from worldwide that can be utilized to power today and the future. Sole Trader gives our clients access to clean energy, and we are motivating the next generation with our ability to form the nation each and every day.
Inform us about your business?
Sole Trader is a diverse, professional, leading-edge renewable resource company with 200+ combined years of experience covering power generation, construction, operations and maintenance. Our team of utility professionals helps us reduce building expenses and timelines for our clients. We can also supply consulting and strategic preparation services, website identification and preparation, construction, operations and maintenance, equipment recycling, cybersecurity, website startup or shutdown, and so much more.
Is there anything else you would like to show ACORE members and partners?
We welcome opportunities to bring our clients into the future, using our comprehensive lessons found out and our tested new technologies. And we believe energy self-reliance is the crucial to green development.
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A drive to bring ingenious innovations and advanced building methods to the eco-friendly energy industry. I desire to minimize the amount of green space utilized to support the development of renewable energy around the world and help bring our industry into the future. Sole Trader provides our clients access to tidy energy, and we are inspiring the next generation with our ability to shape the nation each and every day.
Sole Trader is a varied, professional, leading-edge renewable energy company with 200+ integrated years of experience covering power generation, building and construction, operations and upkeep. And we think energy independence is the key to green growth.