Adam Edelen
Founder & CEO
Adam Edelen is a dynamic leader with a demonstrated record in both the private and public sectors.
As Founder & CEO of Edelen Renewables, he has garnered significant attention for forming partnerships to pioneer coal-to-solar projects, and other-green energy developments in struggling energy communities.
A former Chief of Staff to a Kentucky Governor and statewide elected official in his own right, Adam was known as a modernizing reformer with a results-oriented, bi-partisan leader. His commitment to public service and creating economic opportunity for those who need it serves as the foundation of his firm’s unique Social Impact Solar┬« approach to development.
He has been named “The Outstanding Young Kentuckian” and one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. More recently, he has been honored by the Aspen Institute and the German Marshall Fund. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. A student of history, this proud father of twin sons is an avid sportsman and fan of the Kentucky Wildcats and the Atlanta Braves.