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 second installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment will feature industry leaders and subjects related to accelerating an equitable and simply transition to a renewable resource economy.
In recognition of National Black Business Month, our August functions highlight how 3 Black-owned Accelerate member companies are growing 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 assists co-ops, federal governments and utilities incorporate renewables into their energy portfolios
What inspired you to start your company?
A drive to bring innovative innovations and advanced building methods to the renewable energy market. I want to decrease the quantity of green space used to support the development of eco-friendly energy around the globe and aid bring our industry into the future. I established this business after working for a number of big energies and understanding that the old design will not get us to where we require to be as a country. We require dynamic, unencumbered thought that embraces 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 method co-ops, energies and governments think about powering the future of this fantastic nation. We invest in finding and using proven, emerging innovations from around the world that can be used to power today and the future. Sole Trader gives our clients access to clean energy, and we are inspiring the next generation with our capability to form the nation each and every day.
Tell us about your business?
Sole Trader is a varied, professional, leading-edge renewable resource business with 200+ integrated years of experience covering power generation, construction, operations and maintenance. Our group of energy specialists assists us lower construction expenses and timelines for our clients. We can likewise supply consulting and strategic planning services, site identification and preparation, building, operations and upkeep, devices recycling, cybersecurity, site start-up or shutdown, therefore a lot more.
Is there anything else you wish to show ACORE members and partners?
There is no challenge little or too large for us. We accept opportunities to bring our customers into the future, using our comprehensive lessons learned and our proven brand-new innovations. We can help our clients believe in a different way about their neighborhood and the world. We like to say, “We offer you more power over your power.” And we believe energy independence is the key to green development.
To discover more about Sole Trader, see soletraderenergy.org.
A drive to bring ingenious technologies and advanced building strategies to the eco-friendly energy market. I want to decrease the amount of green space utilized to support the development of sustainable energy around the world and assistance bring our industry into the future. Sole Trader provides our customers access to tidy energy, and we are inspiring the next generation with our capability to shape the country 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 maintenance. And we think energy independence is the key to green growth.