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 2nd installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation will include market leaders and topics connected to accelerating a fair and simply shift 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 thriving 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 resource business based in Memphis, Tennessee. Sole Trader helps co-ops, governments and utilities integrate renewables into their energy portfolios
What inspired you to start your business?
A drive to bring innovative innovations and advanced building techniques to the renewable resource market. I desire to lower the quantity of green area used to support the development of renewable resource around the globe and help bring our industry into the future. I established this business after working for a number of large energies and understanding that the old model will not get us to where we require to be as a nation. We require dynamic, unencumbered thought that welcomes the possibility of where we can go. Albert Einstein stated, “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 impact through your company?
We are changing the way governments, energies and co-ops believe about powering the future of this terrific nation. We invest in finding and using proven, emerging innovations from worldwide that can be utilized to power today and the future. Sole Trader offers our clients access to clean energy, and we are inspiring the next generation with our ability to shape the country each and every day.
Tell us about your business?
Sole Trader is a diverse, professional, leading-edge renewable resource business with 200+ combined years of experience covering power generation, construction, operations and upkeep. Our team of energy professionals assists us minimize building and construction costs and timelines for our customers. We can also provide consulting and tactical preparation services, site recognition and preparation, building, operations and maintenance, devices recycling, cybersecurity, site startup or shutdown, therefore a lot more.
Is there anything else you wish to show ACORE members and partners?
We embrace chances to bring our clients into the future, using our comprehensive lessons learned and our tested new technologies. And we believe energy independence is the key to green growth.
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A drive to bring innovative technologies and advanced structure methods to the sustainable energy market. I desire to lower the quantity of green space utilized to support the development of sustainable energy around the world and aid bring our market into the future. Sole Trader provides 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 varied, expert, leading-edge eco-friendly energy company 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.