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 installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment will feature market leaders and topics 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 companies are growing in the eco-friendly 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 governments, utilities and co-ops incorporate renewables into their energy portfolios
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What inspired you to start your company?
A drive to bring innovative innovations and advanced structure strategies to the renewable energy industry. I desire to lower the quantity of green area used to support the growth of renewable energy around the globe and aid bring our market into the future. I founded this business after working for a number of large utilities and understanding that the old model will not get us to where we need to be as a country. We need dynamic, unencumbered thought that accepts the possibility of where we can go. Albert Einstein stated, “Logic will get you from A to Z; creativity will get you everywhere.” This is the genesis of Sole Trader.
How are you making an effect through your business?
We are changing the way governments, utilities and co-ops think of powering the future of this terrific nation. We invest in finding and utilizing proven, emerging technologies from around 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, expert, leading-edge renewable energy business with 200+ integrated years of experience covering power generation, building and construction, operations and upkeep. Our group of energy specialists assists us minimize construction costs and timelines for our customers. We can also provide consulting and strategic planning services, site identification and preparation, building and construction, operations and maintenance, equipment recycling, cybersecurity, site start-up or shutdown, and so far more.
Exists anything else you want to share with ACORE members and partners?
We accept chances to bring our clients into the future, using our extensive lessons found out and our tested brand-new innovations. And we believe energy self-reliance is the essential to green growth.
To find out more about Sole Trader, go to soletraderenergy.org.
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A drive to bring innovative technologies and advanced building strategies to the eco-friendly energy market. I desire to decrease the amount of green area utilized to support the growth of renewable energy around the world and assistance bring our market into the future. Sole Trader offers our customers access to clean energy, and we are motivating the next generation with our ability to shape the nation each and every day.
Sole Trader is a diverse, expert, leading-edge eco-friendly energy company with 200+ combined years of experience covering power generation, building, operations and upkeep. And we think energy independence is the essential to green development.

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