Troy's 4 exits of companies founded (TradeWind Energy, founded 1996, rebranded 2002) worth >$1 Billion: $35 Billion of wind & solar farms built, #1 USA Wind Developer 2017.
2009: Pristine Sun Corp (> 350 solar farms & C&I projects built or sold ( 2 GW+)
2016: EarthGrid PBC, which will have the biggest impact of any of his companies on climate change & stimulating the economy.
Troy has been invited to compete on the NBC hit TV show American Ninja Warrior 4x in a row: Seasons 10-13, 2018-2021 (S11 lottery). Despite being in his 50s, Troy competes - not in the Masters (over 40) Division - in the Pro Elite division against much younger athletes...and regularly qualifies for Regionals & World Championships as a top 1-3% of Pro athletes.
Troy has >40 patent claims (LinkedIn for details), is the author of the 2005 book The Clean Power Revolution & 100s of articles published since 1998, has been a public speaker (keynote & panelist) at 100s of conferences, and has been driving electric vehicles (EVs) since 2012.
Troy Helming is a modern-day industrialist & clean energy executive & Board director.
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Troy Helming is a modern-day industrialist. He’s an innovator, an elite athlete, and a clean energy executive. As a creator, he’s founded companies that have generated more than $10 Billion of economic impact to date and invented 2 technologies that have led to over 40 clean energy patent claims. He coaches select people on entrepreneurship, is a wellness practitioner & yogi.
Troy He’s a former runway model, former gymnast & national champion (1990) and 2-time All American male cheerleader, and an American Ninja Warrior. Troy was invited to compete on the hit NBC show in Seasons 10 & 12, was ranked #8 in the world in the Over-40 category in 2018, and then began winning competitions in the “Masters” division. He now competes – not in the Master’s Division – but as a Pro alongside 19-39 year old adult males and regularly places in the top 10% of most competitions, occasionally making the podium (top 3). Troy’s been the founder & CEO of two impactful clean energy companies: TradeWind Energy, which he founded in 1998 & sold in 2004 (>$8 Billion of wind projects were built by the company he founded since then, and was the #1 Wind Developer in the USA in 2017) and then Pristine Sun: >350 solar projects built so far totaling $500 Million in market value (including projects sold to other companies such as Renesola (NYSE: SOL) & Enerparc) 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 been driving an electric car since 2012, alternative cars since 2004 (biodiesel & CNG) as an early adopter, was the 1st customer of the world’s fastest production motorcycle, the all-electric Lightning LS-218. Troy is a yogi, rock climber, and family man: he’s married to Alysia Helming, author of the best-selling young adult novel Protogenesis and creator of a TV series in development & co-writer of a movie script in development. They have one son and live in the San Francisco Bay area.
I get excited about people & companies that can help accelerate the Clean Power Revolution (Kindle version; Print version). Since I "wrote the book" on the topic back in 2004, I've been pleased to see steady progress.
But it's not happening fast enough, so I like to spend my time with people & organizations that focus on taking immediate & massive action to transform the economy to advanced energy & the infrastructure to support it.
We're in the midst of the largest shift of wealth the world has ever seen - away from fossil fuel companies towards clean energy & Infrastructure 2.0 that supports clean, lower-cost, sustainable energy, transportation & communication.
Troy's Specific goals:
To do this, I will surround myself with people & organizations that share my vision for the world. And I will put my passion, creativity & energy into advancing these goals to make the world a better place for my son and our younger generations.
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