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Danny Kennedy

Chief Energy Officer,
New Energy Nexus

Danny Kennedy is the Chief Energy Officer for New Energy Nexus, an international organization that supports clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators and networks. Launched in California, New Energy Nexus now operates programs in China, India, Southeast Asia, and East Africa.

Leading up to his role at New Energy Nexus, Danny worked at California Clean Energy Fund, connecting entrepreneurs everywhere to capital to build an abundant clean energy economy that benefits all. In 2016, CalCEF launched New Energy Nexus. 

Kennedy is also the  President of CalCharge, a public-private partnership with DoE National Labs and universities in California, unions and companies, working to advance energy storage. Kennedy co-founded Sungevity in 2007, the company that created remote solar design, and Powerhouse, a smart energy incubator and accelerator. He was the first backer of Mosaic in 2011,  the $2B solar loan provider, and remains on the Board of Powerhive, a  solar mini-utility in Kenya and Sunergise, a solar-as-a-service business out of Fiji and the EnergyLabAustralia. He is also a Director of the organizations VoteSolar, Power for All and Confluence Philanthropy and  adviser to SolarPhilippines. Kennedy authored the book Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy–and Our Planet–from  Dirty Energy in 2012. Prior to being an entrepreneur, he worked at  Greenpeace and other NGOs on climate and energy issues for 20+ years.

Danny Kennedy
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