"Just as coal dominated the 19th century and oil dominated the 20th, the fundamentals convince me that this is the solar century. No single country’s policies can stop solar from becoming the dominant source of energy in this century. If a national market disappeared today, then it would drive down the global cost of solar, increasing demand elsewhere. The sun will rise -- we just need to make sure it is shining on the American solar industry."
- Nat Kreamer, Greentech Media, 2017
"Americans who get their power from solar today can save money immediately on their utility bills. If they buy an electric car, they can fuel it for less than $0.10 per mile using solar electricity versus more than $0.20 per mile using gasoline. Those compelling economics are attracting hundreds of thousands of Americans to go solar now at home and at work."
- Nat Kreamer, testifying before US House of Representatives 2014
"Renewable energy creates value for customers, investors, tax payers, and communities...Solar projects' contracted long-term cash flows, tax incentives, and environmental benefits create consistent returns that debt and equity investors require to fuel the industry's rapid growth."
- Nat Kreamer, Keynote Address to the Financing Renewable Energy Conference 2016, Novogradac & Company
Nat Kreamer is the Chief Executive Officer of Fairtide Renewable Energy, the chairman emeritus of the board of directors of the national Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), advisor to the Rocky Mountain Institute, lecturer at the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Northwestern University, and member of the National Advisory Council for Grid Alternatives, which installs free solar systems for low-income families and provides solar job training. He was previously president and CEO of Spruce Finance and its predecessor Clean Power Finance. Nat sold the first residential solar power purchase agreement in the U.S. when he co-founded Sunrun (NASDAQ: RUN) and served as its president and COO. Nat was subsequently the president and member of the board of directors of Acro Energy Technologies (TSX: ART). He created the Chicago Climate Exchange market-making business for Pioneer Futures (Virtu Financial) and worked in power industry financial consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. An officer in the US Navy (Reserves), Nat is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, where he served in the Special Forces and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. President Obama named Nat a “Champion of Change” for his work as a veteran in clean energy. He also received the Truman Visionary Leadership Award, “Most Admired CEO” award from the San Francisco Business Times, and was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Northern California. Nat has a BS from Northwestern University and an MBA from Rice University.
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