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 pleased to share the 2nd installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installment will feature market leaders and subjects related to speeding up a fair and just transition to a renewable resource economy.
In recognition of National Black Business Month, our August features highlight how three Black-owned Accelerate member business are flourishing 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 renewable resource business based in Memphis, Tennessee. Sole Trader helps co-ops, governments and utilities integrate renewables into their energy portfolios
What inspired you to begin your business?
A drive to bring ingenious innovations and advanced building techniques to the renewable resource market. I wish to minimize the quantity of green space used to support the growth of renewable resource around the globe and help bring our market into the future. I founded this business after working for a number of large utilities and realizing that the old design will not get us to where we need to be as a country. We require dynamic, 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 all over.” This is the genesis of Sole Trader.
How are you making an effect through your company?
We are altering the way utilities, co-ops and governments think about powering the future of this terrific nation. We purchase finding and making use of tested, emerging innovations from around the world that can be utilized to power today and the future. Sole Trader gives our customers access to tidy energy, and we are motivating the next generation with our capability to form the country each and every day.
Inform us about your business?
Sole Trader is a diverse, professional, leading-edge sustainable energy company with 200+ combined years of experience covering power generation, construction, operations and maintenance. Our group of utility professionals assists us minimize building and construction costs and timelines for our clients. We can also supply consulting and tactical preparation services, site recognition and preparation, construction, operations and maintenance, equipment recycling, cybersecurity, site start-up or shutdown, therefore a lot more.
Is there anything else you would like to show ACORE members and partners?
There is no challenge too large or small for us. We welcome opportunities to bring our clients into the future, using our extensive lessons found out and our proven new innovations. We can help our clients think differently about their community and the world. We like to say, “We provide you more power over your power.” And our company believe energy self-reliance is the essential to green growth.
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A drive to bring innovative innovations and advanced structure methods to the sustainable energy industry. I desire to reduce the quantity of green space utilized to support the development of eco-friendly energy around the world and help bring our industry into the future. Sole Trader gives our clients access to tidy energy, and we are inspiring the next generation with our ability to form the nation each and every day.
Sole Trader is a diverse, expert, leading-edge eco-friendly energy company with 200+ integrated years of experience covering power generation, building, operations and maintenance. And we think energy independence is the key to green growth.