Jigar Shah

Founder, SunEdison; Co-Host, The Energy Gang

Jigar Shah unlocked a multi-billion dollar worldwide solar industry with a business model innovation, not a new technology. This model created SunEdison, the largest solar services company worldwide. Through SunEdison, Shah discovered he could make positive change through business and financial model innovation in many industries. Today, as the co-founder and president of Generate Capital, Inc., Shah works to finance sustainable infrastructure across the power, transportation, water and waste sectors.

Shah also co-hosts the GreenTech Media podcast The Energy Gang. He is the author of Creating Climate Wealth, a guide to becoming a climate entrepreneur.

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

Superpower: How Renewables are Transforming America’s Energy Future

Aug 5 2019 - 6:30pm

What’s new in renewable energy?

In April, 23 percent of America’s electricity came from renewables, surpassing coal for the first time. Ten states, and Puerto Rico and Washington DC, have policies in place to run on 100 percent clean power in coming decades.

Achieving that presents a host of challenges, from updating an aging electricity grid to financing energy innovation to figuring out how to transport and store the renewable power. Fortunately, says author Russell Gold, we have the talent to take those challenges on.