2015 – Jeremy Leggett

English businessman and opinion-former has, through his long and devoted involvement in solar energy, stimulated both debate and global influence for a sustainable energy development.

Jeremy Leggett is the founding director of Solarcentury. Solarcentury was one of the first companies offering solar cells to the market and, thanks to Jeremy Leggett’s entrepreneurship and endurance, is today Great Britain’s largest, privately owned solar cell company. Among other things, the company handles installations for IKEA within their pilot project to sell solar cell packages. Solarcentury also donates part of its profit to Solar Aid, an organization founded by Jeremy Leggett in 2006 with the purpose of providing access to solar-driven lamps in countries such as Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Senegal. Solar Aid is today the world’s largest distributor of solar-driven lamps.

Jeremy Leggett is a successful businessman working tirelessly for renewable energy/solar energy. His commitment is broad, ranging from writing books, driving campaigns to having the position as chairman in Carbon Tracker (a financial think tank analysing climate risk in capital markets).