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 happy to share the second installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installation will feature market leaders and subjects related to speeding up a fair and just transition to a renewable energy economy.
In acknowledgment of National Black Business Month, our August functions 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 helps federal governments, co-ops and utilities integrate renewables into their energy portfolios
What inspired you to start your business?
A drive to bring ingenious innovations and advanced building methods to the renewable resource industry. I wish to reduce the quantity of green space used to support the growth of eco-friendly energy around the globe and aid bring our industry into the future. I founded this business after working for a number of large energies and realizing that the old design will not get us to where we require to be as a nation. We require dynamic, unencumbered idea 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 method utilities, governments and co-ops think of powering the future of this fantastic nation. We buy finding and using tested, emerging technologies from all over the world that can be utilized to power today and the future. Sole Trader provides our clients access to clean energy, and we are motivating the next generation with our ability to shape the nation each and every day.
Tell us about your business?
Sole Trader is a diverse, professional, leading-edge renewable resource business with 200+ integrated years of experience covering power generation, building, operations and maintenance. Our group of energy professionals helps us minimize building costs and timelines for our clients. We can likewise provide consulting and strategic planning services, site recognition and preparation, building, operations and maintenance, equipment recycling, cybersecurity, website start-up or shutdown, therefore a lot more.
Is there anything else you would like to show ACORE members and partners?
There is no difficulty little or too large for us. We embrace chances to bring our clients into the future, utilizing our comprehensive lessons discovered and our proven brand-new innovations. We can assist our clients think differently about their neighborhood and the world. We like to say, “We provide you more power over your power.” And our company believe energy self-reliance is the key to green development.
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A drive to bring ingenious technologies and advanced building strategies to the renewable energy industry. I want to minimize the quantity of green area used to support the development of eco-friendly energy around the world and help bring our industry into the future. Sole Trader offers our customers access to tidy energy, and we are motivating the next generation with our capability to form the country each and every day.
Sole Trader is a diverse, expert, leading-edge eco-friendly energy business with 200+ combined years of experience covering power generation, building and construction, operations and maintenance. And we think energy self-reliance is the crucial to green growth.