News : Green Collar Careers: Revolution Energy Founder Clay Mitchell

Apr 22, 2013

From The New Hampshire

By Austin Sorette

An Arizona native and lawyer by training, Clay Mitchell, 44, launched Revolution Energy in 2008 aspirating to change how large-scale alternative energy products are managed. As a result, Revolution offers innovative financial packages that help reduce the up-front investment costs of alternative energy systems.

The financing model, at least on its face, gave its competitors an infectious case of “why didn't I think of that?” Instead of being hassled with having to shell out 100 percent of the cost for a state-of-the-art solar array up front, now businesses and other entities can “go green” and only have to worry about paying the monthly bill. The whole arrangement – called a Power-Purchase Agreement – makes what was once a Holy Grail status of luxury, for only the most economically blessed clients, accessible to anyone.

a) What do you like most about your job?
I get to work with Mike Behrmann. That and I am optimally challenged. I'm not bored. Every day, I'm confronted with new challenges and for the most part there is some kind of reward. It's challenging mentally; finishing a project in our field is only temporary. Everything is in the past. We always have to innovate; we always have to create something new.

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