Industry Day Speaker – Jeremy Leggett

Jeremy Leggett, Executive Chairman of Solarcentury, will discuss ‘Latest dispatches from the front lines of the solar revolution’ at Industry Day 2013.

Jeremy Leggett

Jeremy Leggett


Social entrepreneur Jeremy Leggett, author of The Carbon War and Half Gone, is founder and chairman of Solarcentury, one the UK’s fastest growing renewable energy companies, and founder and Chairman of SolarAid, an African solar lighting charity set up with some of Solarcentury’s profits, whose for-profit social venture SunnyMoney is Africa’s top-selling retailer of solar lanterns.  Described by the Observer as “Britain’s most respected green energy boss,” he was the first Hillary Laureate for International Leadership on Climate Change, a CNN Principal Voice, and Entrepreneur of the Year at the New Energy Awards. He writes and blogs on occasion for the Guardian and the Financial Times, lectures on short courses in business and society at the universities of Cambridge and St Gallen, and is an Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.

Mr Leggett will speak during Parallel Session 3 – ‘Energy Consumption & Usage in the Homes of the Future’.

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