Troy Helming, Clean Energy Industrialist

Oct 23, 04:57 AM

Troy Helming is a 25+ year clean energy industrialist, executive, inventor & real estate developer. 4 of the companies he founded created solar & wind projects totaling more than $13 Billion of asset value, and added over $30 Billion of economic impact to the U.S. economy. He has had multiple successful “exits” from his companies, is an author, public speaker, a world-class athlete as a professional American Ninja Warrior (invited 3x to be a competitor on the hit NBC show and is ranked top 20 in the World in Masters and in the top 1-2% of Professional adult male ninjas), former runway model, former national champion & 2-time All American male cheerleader & gymnast.  Troy’s been the founder & CEO of three impactful clean energy companies, including: TradeWind Energy, which he founded in 1998 & sold in 2004 (~$6 Billion+ of wind projects built since then, some of which are award-winning projects, and TradeWind was the biggest wind developer in the USA in 2017 & top 3 in 2018) and then Pristine Sun: 350 solar projects built so far totaling $100 Million in market value and many high profile projects including the largest floating solar project award in North America & the largest community solar projects in both Vermont and Wisconsin.  He’s the author of the 2005 book The Clean Power Revolution, co-inventor of FloatoRack (an innovative floating solar system with multiple patents pending) and inventor of the Red Gopher (a world-changing technology in stealth mode also with patents pending).  Troy has been driving an electric car since 2012, was the 1stcustomer of the world’s fastest production motorcycle, the all-electric Lightning LS-218, and started driving on biodiesel and natural gas in 2004 as an early adopter.  Troy is a yogi, rock climber, and family man: he’s married to Alysia Helming, author of the best-selling young adult novel Protogenesis.  They have one son and live in the Berkeley Hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay.