Managing Director, The Butler Firm
Clay Butler, recently named to the “Who’s Who in Energy” for 2013, founded our firm with the goal of providing comprehensive services to clean and renewable generation companies. As this vision has evolved, he has recruited several of the leading energy attorneys and consultants in Texas to join our team. Mr. Butler serves as the firm’s managing partner and provides outside general counsel services to numerous clean generation (especially solar generation) and technology companies throughout the United States. His experience includes providing project counsel services on over 1,000 Megawatts of utility scale solar projects in West Texas as well as project finance structuring services for commercial and residential solar companies across the nation. He has worked directly with solar industry leaders in pioneering creative finance strategies and tools currently used in the market today and continues to work side by side policy leaders and companies to establish innovative and successful financing models for future renewable energy deployment. Mr. Butler serves on the City of Austin’s Electric Utility Commission and on the Generation Planning Task Force. He is an alumnus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) “Energy Executives” program and is a board member of the Texas Solar Energy Industries Association.