JEREMY CRANE
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder Yellow Door Energy Board Member

As the Chief Executive Officer of Yellow Door Energy, Jeremy is leading the expansion of the distributed solar industry in the MENA region. He co-founded Yellow Door Energy with Adenium, where he previously acted as COO and helped build the region’s most successful renewable energy investor, deploying over $250 million in solar. Most recently, Jeremy and his team raised $65 million in financing from global investors such as IFC, Mitsui, Equinor, APICORP and Adenium.

Jeremy founded his first solar venture in Canada developing and financing $40 million of rooftop solar projects. He has also run a power utility and a phone company in Honduras, built wind farms in the USA, and worked as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company.

Jeremy holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Waterloo in Canada.

Speaking Engagements

UAE Energy Forum – January 2020 in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Financing the Energy Transition 

World Energy Congress APICORP Panel – September 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Energy Transition: Reshaping Investments and Strategies: How to Ensure Energy Investments Continue to Flow in a Low Carbon World? 

MENA New Energy Conference – March 2019 in Dubai, UAE

Commercial and Industrial: Regulation, Opportunities and Markets 

MENA Investment Congress – February 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Emerging Markets Panel 

STEP Entrepreneurship Panel – February 2019 in Dubai, UAE 

Debating the Startup-VC relationship

Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit – October 2018 in Dubai, UAE
Commercial and Industrial Sector Solar Leasing Round Table

IFC’s Emerging Markets Venture Forum – October 2018 in San Francisco, USA
Impact of Disruptive Tech in Infrastructure

MENA New Energy Update – April 2018 in Dubai, UAE
Captive Solar in MENA: Opportunities in Distributed Generation

The Economist Green Business Summit – April 2018 in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Resource Efficiency: Shifting towards a Circular Economy

New Energy Update – February 2018 online webinar with +960 registrants
Opportunities in MENA for Captive Solar

Dii Desert Energy Leadership Summit – November 2017 in Dubai, UAE
On the Road Towards Emission-free Power Supply / 100% Renewables

Dubai Solar Show Seminar Week – October 2017 in Dubai, UAE
Cost of Finance: Residential, Commercial, Industry and Utility Scale Solar

Intersolar Middle East Conference – September 2017 in Dubai, UAE
Jordan – Maturing of Middle East′s Oldest Solar Market

Bloomberg New Energy Finance – September 2017 in Dubai, UAE
Unlocking Solar Financing Roundtable

Africa Renewable Energy Leaders’ Summit – April 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya
Funding Options for Commercial and Industrial Solar

World Future Energy Summit – January 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Distributed solar and the future of utilities: adapting to new market economics

Unlocking Solar Capital Africa – November 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya
Solar 2.0: PPAs with Large Non-governmental Electricity Consumers – How to Efficiently Structure Bankable Deals?

World Green Economy Summit – October 2016 in Dubai, UAE
PPP VII Renewable Energy at Scale – Decentralized & Off Grid

Energy Efficiency in MENA, Clean Energy Business Council – September 2016 in Dubai, UAE
Distributed Generation – Combining Energy Efficiency with Energy Distribution 

EDAMA Conference – March 2016 in Amman, Jordan
Solar leasing and other financing options for solar power implementation

EDAMA Conference – January 2016 in Amman, Jordan
Wheeling Regulations and the Sustainable Energy Transition

Islamic Project Financing: A New Path – October 2015 in Dubai, UAE
Overview of the Energy Sector and the role of Green Sukuk