HARC’s People & Nature Speaker Series on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 welcomed Jigar Shah, President and Co-founder of Generate Capital and founder and former CEO of SunEdison, where he pioneered “no money down solar” and unlocked a multi-billion-dollar solar market, creating the largest solar services company worldwide. He is an expert on business model innovation and authored the book, “Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy”. Jigar maintains that climate solutions require innovative capital solutions to be able to solve the big problems of our time.
A live audience Q and A engaged participants to submit questions in real time to Jigar and Lisa Gonzalez moderator and HARC President/CEO. Mr. Shah covered topics including the carbon tax, the capital need for renewable energy, and the growing population trends and how density can impact the future sustainability of regions.
Held at the University of Houston’s Student Center South Theater, the event had over 150 in attendance including leadership from the University of Houston's Energy department and the student-led Energy Coalition. Students and educators were provided free registration thanks to a generous support from Walter P Moore.