Jigar Shah

CEO , Carbon War Room

Jigar Shah is CEO of the Carbon War Room, a nonprofit that harnesses the power of entrepreneurs to implement market-driven solutions to climate change and create a post-carbon economy.

By bringing project finance and growth capital together with infrastructure entrepreneurs, corporations, governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), he identifies and eliminates market barriers; driving environmental improvements alongside economic growth.

Shah founded SunEdison in 2003 with a new business model: the solar power services agreement business (SPSA). The SPSA uses existing technologies and required no new legislative action. The SPSA model launched solar services into a multi-billion dollar industry.

Shah is an expert on energy project finance, changing energy policy, working with entrenched stakeholders, and convincing different type of customers to embrace energy technology.