• Prosperity through Sustainability

    Goldenrod Renewables is a one-stop solution for any business or organization seeking to enhance their financial bottom-line by embracing the promise of solar power

  • Solar Savings Made Easy

    Given the bandwidth constraints all leaders face, the team at Goldenrod has developed an integrated approach that simplifies the process to choose clean energy, making it easier for those who seek a “double bottom-line” return of positive financial and environmental impact. Goldenrod's platform provides an integrated solution for site analysis, financing, installation, and maintenance services—all in one.

    Free Cost-Savings Analysis

    We start the process with a free, no obligation consultation with the Goldenrod team to discuss process, timelines, and metrics for moving forward. Goldenrod’s analytics team performs a roof analysis—using proprietary satellite imagery software—combined with current power usage and environmental footprint.

    Financing Options

    Goldenrod has partnered with leading banks and lenders to provide lease and loan options for your solar project. We'll walk you through the benefits of owning or leasing your system, and help you monetize accelerated MACRS depreciation and the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) worth 30% of the cost of the system.

    Clean Power Delivered

    Once given the greenlight, Goldenrod delivers on the promise of renewable energy. We work with certified local contractors to install your system and provide 24/7/365 maintenance. Our team also makes sure to leverage public relations benefits of choosing renewable energy for your business and customers.

  • Select Solar Projects

    Hatfield & McCoy Solar Project I

    Pikeville, KY

    Goldenrod founders were involved with this innovative proposal—described as potentially the most iconic renewable energy project in America—to build the largest solar array in Appalachia. This once in a generation project would be constructed on a reclaimed mountain-top removal site in eastern Kentucky, creating jobs for out-of-work coal miners in an industry of the future.

    Read more here: http://bit.ly/2q07zfu

    Catholic Action Center

    Lexington, KY

    Since its founding in 1999, the center strives to meet the spiritual needs of its residents, providing daily prayer services, and helps connect its guests to the services they need outside the walls of the center. The center became one of the first homeless shelters to run entirely on solar power.

    Read more here: http://bit.ly/2trLTKN

  • Shop Talk

    Can I actually save money with solar?

    Absolutely - just because you're in KY, IN, TN, or OH doesn't mean you can't also save on your fixed energy costs through clean energy. We'll help you find out how much you can save, and help you market your clean energy to partners and customers.

    Can I get a tax credit?

    Any business or individual with a tax liability can save up to 30% of the cost of the system through the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), as well as accelerated depreciation. We'll take of everything for you, and you can tell your CFO it was all due to your hard work.

    How long does the process take?

    Once we get your energy bills to complete an analysis, it can take just a few weeks to secure financing and get our dedicated local installers out to install your system.

  • Who we are

    Adam Edelen



    Adam Edelen is a dynamic leader with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in both the public and private sectors.

    It’s a record of getting things done that matches his passion for bringing the promise of renewable energy to the forgotten corners of America. Recently, Edelen garnered significant attention for helping structure an innovative partnership of a leading coal company with a global renewable energy giant. The partnership proposes the largest solar installation in Appalachia, built by out-of- work coal miners on a mountaintop removal site. The proposed
    project has been featured globally, from CNN and SkyTV to Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal.

    Prior to co-founding Goldenrod Renewables, Edelen founded Edelen Strategic Ventures, a Kentucky-based management consultancy designed to assist entrepreneurs at every stage of development. He has served as Kentucky’s elected state auditor and as chief of staff to a Kentucky governor.

    Nathan Cryder



    Nathan has a broad range of executive and leadership experience in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors.


    In business, he is a co-founder of Breakout, a rapidly growing family-friendly entertainment company, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky with forty-five locations and over 1,000 employees throughout the U.S. In just two and half years, Breakout has grown from a small family business with a single location to the largest “real escape game” company in the world.


    In the nonprofit sector, Nathan serves as Special Advisor to 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, someone who has dedicated himself to ensuring children’s rights in India and globally since 1981. In government, Nathan was Senior Advisor and Policy Director to Kentucky State Auditor, Adam Edelen, where he oversaw a variety of legislative efforts including House Bill 1, providing taxpayers with unprecedented transparency of a $2.7 billion per year layer of “ghost government” and House Bill 5; offering significant privacy and cybersecurity protections.

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