Ben Catt

Chief Executive Officer
Pine Gate Renewables

Ben Catt is the driving force at Pine Gate Renewables, a leader in the solar industry and innovator in the movement for clean energy solutions.
As CEO for one of the fastest-growing energy companies in the U.S., Ben sets the strategic vision for establishing locally-generated solar energy projects, and oversees development, government relations, operations, finance, construction, legal affairs and more than 200 employees.  

Before following his passion for environmental preservation, he worked in the banking and finance industry. At Pine Gate he’s been able to blend financial savvy with his desire to make a difference, closing more than $2B in financing for solar energy projects and partnerships. 

Ben aspires to infuse the corporate culture with the mantra that Pine Gate’s continued success is predicated on cutting-edge market strategy, an independent execution platform, pipeline scope and scale – and on always treating everyone, from clients to employees to partners, with kindness and respect.
Ben is a frequent speaker for national and regional panels on solar energy, particularly on issues of strategy, development and finance. He is a board member of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a CFA charter holder and has a BS in finance from Indiana University – Bloomington.
Outside of work, he can be found coaching youth sports, running, fly fishing, mountain biking, camping and wrangling his three children from his home in Asheville, NC.
Ben looks forward to the future of continued solar energy development across the country to leave a better footprint for the next generation.