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

MESIA Solar Entrepreneur of the Year

Jeremy Crane has been leading the global energy transition for 20 years. He founded Yellow Door Energy in 2015 to combine his energy expertise with his passion for supporting businesses in emerging markets. He is currently helping businesses reduce energy costs, increase energy reliability, while lowering their environmental footprint.

Under Jeremy’s leadership, Yellow Door Energy rapidly became the leading distributed solar developer in MEA, with over 120 megawatts of solar assets in the UAE, Jordan, Pakistan, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. The company’s prestigious shareholders include the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank), Mitsui, Equinor, and APICORP.

Jeremy’s passion for renewable energy was fueled by his experience working on wind farms and power plants in the United States and Central America. He further honed his solar experience by starting a business that developed $40 million worth of rooftop solar projects in Canada. He also developed, financed and commissioned $250 million of utility-scale solar in Europe and Asia for a private equity company.

As an industry thought leader, Jeremy regularly speaks at conferences and leading media outlets to raise the profile of the clean energy industry and share in-depth renewable energy insights.

Jeremy is a mechanical engineer by training, having graduated from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He completed his MBA from INSEAD in Paris, France.

Speaking Engagements

INSEAD Global Energy Day – June 2021
The Growth of Green Investments

HSBC Living Business – February 2021
What Matters Globally – Interview with Tom Urquhart

Gulf Intelligence – January 2021
Energy Outlook – Middle East

TieCon Kerala – December 2020
Keynote Presentation: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Solar Show MENA – December 2020
Identifying a Path to Transition and Augmenting Solar for 24/7 Energy Supply

GITEX | AFRICA Investment Forum – December 2020
Panel Discussion: Raising Living Standards with Solar Power

Fireside Chat | Reuters: Future of Renewables – December 2020
Energy Independence: Building a Cleaner Future

Khalifa University – November 2020
Distributed Solar Potential in the UAE

Solar Quarter – September 2020
Emerging Solar Market: UAE

Gulf Intelligence – June 2020
Middle East Energy Transition Dialogues

Gulf Intelligence – January 2020
Financing the Energy Transition: How to Ensure Energy Investments continue to Flow in a Low Carbon World?

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

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