As you know by now, my first cleantech love and experience was in solar PV. At that time, creating my own solar business, Jigar Shah was an inspiration. Sun Edison really moved the dial forward for solar in the US and then across Europe and beyond. Now funding a range of clean energy and technology infrastructure projects, and a leading voice in the cleantech sector, I was delighted to have Jigar join me for this episode.
About Jigar Shah:
Jigar Shah is the President and Co-Founder of Generate Capital, the leading investment and operating platform for sustainable infrastructure. Founded in 2014, Generate Capital is the only “one-stop-shop” for pioneers leading the Resource Revolution.
Prior to Generate, as the Founder and CEO of SunEdison (NASDAQ: SUNE), Shah pioneered “no money down solar”, which unlocked a multi-billion-dollar solar market and became the largest solar services company worldwide before its acquisition by MEMC. Shah is the author of Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy. After SunEdison, Shah served as the founding CEO of the Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to help entrepreneurs address climate change.
Shah’s decades of experience in renewable energy consistently show that business model innovation and entrepreneurship are two of the keys to proving that sustainability pays.
Shah holds an M.B.A. from The University of Maryland and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
About Generate Capital
Generate Capital is a finance company based in San Francisco, California. Its partners with project developers and technology manufacturers globally to finance sectors in renewable energy, technology, finance, and sustainability sectors.
Founded in 2014, Generate builds, owns, and operates sustainable infrastructure to deliver affordable and reliable resource solutions for companies, governments, and communities. Generate currently has more than 25 technology and project development partners and serves more than 400 companies, universities, school districts, cities, and non-profits across North America.
Generate Capital build, own, operate and finance assets in:
- Sustainable Energy (microgrids, solar, energy storage, lighting, HVAC systems, fuel cells, geothermal, biomass & biogas, building automation & sensors, heat pumps, smart meters)
- Sustainable Mobility (electric vehicles, hydrogen vehicles, autonomous vehicles, charging depots & infrastructure, fleets)
- Sustainable Water, Waste & Agriculture (anaerobic digesters, wastewater treatment, desalination, food waste management, recycling/reuse, precision agriculture, farm automation, irrigation, sensors & meters).
Jigar Shah on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jigarshahdc/
Jigar Shah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JigarShahDC
Generate Capital Website: https://generatecapital.com/
Generate Capital on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/generatecapital/
Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy – Jigar Shah, https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Climate-Wealth-Unlocking-Economy/dp/0989353109
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002RI9BH6/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i2
The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00R6OEYIC/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0
Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reinventing-Fire-Business-Solutions-Energy-ebook/dp/B005PJTNR2/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&qid=1586247663&refinements=p_27%3AAmory+Lovins&s=digital-text&sr=1-2&text=Amory+Lovins