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 Jigar Shah Biography

Jigar Shah is an entrepreneur and visionary committed to leveraging the next economy by solving the challenging issues of our time – climate change and resource scarcity. Shah has recognized this as “Creating Climate Wealth.”

Shah has noted that Climate Wealth is created when mainstream investors team up with entrepreneurs, corporations, mainstream capital, and governments at scale to solve the big problems of our time while generating compelling financial returns – not concessionary returns.

Today, he is CEO of Jigar Shah Consulting. He works closely with some of the world’s leading influencers and guides policy makers around the globe on key issues to implement profitable solutions to climate change that will unlock $10 Trillion into the impact economy by 2020.

His first foray in realizing his vision was the founding of SunEdison in 2003; today the world’s leading solar services company. SunEdison, through Shah’s perseverance and vision, simplified solar as a service through the implementation of the power purchase agreement (PPA) business model. That model changed the status quo, allowing organizations to purchase solar energy services under long-term predictably priced contracts and avoid the significant capital costs of ownership and operation of solar energy systems. The SunEdison business model is a recognized catalyst that helped turn solar PV into a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide.

From 2009 to March 2012, Shah served as the first CEO of the Carbon War Room, the global organization founded by Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to harness the power of entrepreneurship to unlock the potential of proven climate change solution technologies to be deployed at scale. During Shah’s tenure he was a trailblazer in helping build the organization into one of global importance.

Prior to launching SunEdison and his tenure as Carbon War Room CEO, Shah worked in strategy for BP Solar and as a contractor for the Department of Energy on alternative vehicles and fuel cell programs.

Shah holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and an MBA from The University of Maryland. Besides the Carbon War Room, he also sits on the boards of the SolarNexus, KMR Infrastructure, Empower Energies, and Greenpeace USA.

The dot.com bubble burst, and in 2003, armed with his original idea and a few folding tables in the DC Greenpeace office, Shah founded SunEdison. The idea is simple: SunEdison installs and maintains solar power systems with no upfront costs for credit worthy companies like Whole Foods and Staples, which then purchase the solar energy from SunEdison for a fixed rate over a period of 10-plus years. No rate increases, just the same price as sure as the sun rises and sets.

Under Shah’s guidance, SunEdison pioneered the solar power services agreement (SPSA) model, which served as the foundation for much of the global growth of the solar industry in the past five years. In the process, Shah became an expert on energy project finance, changing energy policy, working with entrenched stakeholders, and hiring over 500 of the most talented people to realize an improbably dream.

Today, Shah works closely with some of the world’s leading influencers and guides policy makers around the globe on key issues surrounding renewable energy, global warming and sustainability. He continuously challenges his colleagues and the industry to move renewable energy forward by creating new markets across the globe.

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Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy

Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy

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    Jigar Shah is the author of: Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy and the founder of SunEdison, the largest solar services company. http://climatewealth.co/

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Jigar Shah

Co-founder, Generate Capital

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Jigar Shah Biography

Jigar Shah is an entrepreneur and visionary committed to leveraging the next economy by solving the challenging issues of our time – climate change and resource scarcity. Shah has recognized this as “Creating Climate Wealth.”

Shah has noted that Climate Wealth is created when mainstream investors team up with entrepreneurs, corporations, mainstream capital, and governments at scale to solve the big problems of our time while generating compelling financial returns – not concessionary returns.

Today, he is CEO of Jigar Shah Consulting. He works closely with some of the world’s leading influencers and guides policy makers around the globe on key issues to implement profitable solutions to climate change that will unlock $10 Trillion into the impact economy by 2020.

His first foray in realizing his vision was the founding of SunEdison in 2003; today the world’s leading solar services company. SunEdison, through Shah’s perseverance and vision, simplified solar as a service through the implementation of the power purchase agreement (PPA) business model. That model changed the status quo, allowing organizations to purchase solar energy services under long-term predictably priced contracts and avoid the significant capital costs of ownership and operation of solar energy systems. The SunEdison business model is a recognized catalyst that helped turn solar PV into a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide.

From 2009 to March 2012, Shah served as the first CEO of the Carbon War Room, the global organization founded by Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to harness the power of entrepreneurship to unlock the potential of proven climate change solution technologies to be deployed at scale. During Shah’s tenure he was a trailblazer in helping build the organization into one of global importance.

Prior to launching SunEdison and his tenure as Carbon War Room CEO, Shah worked in strategy for BP Solar and as a contractor for the Department of Energy on alternative vehicles and fuel cell programs.

Shah holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and an MBA from The University of Maryland. Besides the Carbon War Room, he also sits on the boards of the SolarNexus, KMR Infrastructure, Empower Energies, and Greenpeace USA.

The dot.com bubble burst, and in 2003, armed with his original idea and a few folding tables in the DC Greenpeace office, Shah founded SunEdison. The idea is simple: SunEdison installs and maintains solar power systems with no upfront costs for credit worthy companies like Whole Foods and Staples, which then purchase the solar energy from SunEdison for a fixed rate over a period of 10-plus years. No rate increases, just the same price as sure as the sun rises and sets.

Under Shah’s guidance, SunEdison pioneered the solar power services agreement (SPSA) model, which served as the foundation for much of the global growth of the solar industry in the past five years. In the process, Shah became an expert on energy project finance, changing energy policy, working with entrenched stakeholders, and hiring over 500 of the most talented people to realize an improbably dream.

Today, Shah works closely with some of the world’s leading influencers and guides policy makers around the globe on key issues surrounding renewable energy, global warming and sustainability. He continuously challenges his colleagues and the industry to move renewable energy forward by creating new markets across the globe.

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  • How to book Jigar Shah?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jigar Shah for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jigar Shah, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jigar Shah or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jigar Shah?

    Booking fees for Jigar Shah, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jigar Shah, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jigar Shah?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jigar Shah for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jigar Shah for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jigar Shah or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jigar Shah or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jigar Shah is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jigar Shah for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Jigar Shah generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kai-Fu Lee, Andrew Chen, Ben Horowitz, Jalak Jobanputra and Victor W. Hwang. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jigar Shah for an upcoming event.

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    Jigar Shah is the author of: Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy and the founder of SunEdison, the largest solar services company. http://climatewealth.co/

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