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Chris and Sean of Palmetto

Chris vs. Sean

A real sit-down with Chris Kemper, CEO and Sean Hayes, President

A candid conversation about dreams, vision, the pronunciation of karate, and everything under the sun. 

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We Believe In The Future

Solar Sisters are doing it for themselves — and now with a little help from their friends. Pursuing a joint vision to make renewable energy technology affordable and accessible, US company Palmetto has partnered with them to expand the delivery of clean energy to homes across Africa. Read More

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Give Back Program

We believe in giving back to the community, helping those in need, and providing support wherever we can. Read More

Travel Through Time

Let's take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?


Founded in London


Completed first clean energy project in India


Completed $1B in clean infrastructure projects and opened offices in Asia and Africa


Awarded the Best Places for the World Award by B Corp


Launched Sales & Build business unit for residential solar in USA


Launched software division


Divested non-core assets and focused on software and logistics


Launched data division


Build out services to help our partners scale


Nationwide expansion completed

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Why Charleston?

Did someone say, “Work from beach day?” Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, sunny beaches and hospitable people, Charleston makes the perfect fit for Palmetto HQ!

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Palmetto Name

The name originated with CEO, Chris Kemper while working in London in 2009. Then fate happened when choosing headquarters in South Carolina, The Palmetto State. How coincidental is that, right?

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Palmetto HQ

Located a mile north of the historic district of Charleston, Palmetto HQ is located in the newly developed Pacific Box and Crate. Home to numerous tech companies, a brewery, dog park, and an amazing exploratory food court with emerging chefs. It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere!

In the News | 02.15.19

Energy Impact Partners Invests Big in Palmetto Clean Technology

Energy Impact Partners (EIP), the leading utility-backed energy investment and innovation firm, today announced that it has provided up to $20 million in financing facilities to Palmetto Clean Technology, a platform technology & fulfillment company focused on the distribution and democratization of clean energy products.

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In the News | 02.15.19 | Jonathan Shieber

Palmetto gets $20 million credit line for its solar and energy efficiency installation marketplace

For homeowners that want to go green, but have trouble figuring out how to do it, Palmetto Clean Technologies has the answer. The company has an army of salespeople to pitch the benefits of solar power and energy efficiency, and will connect would-be clean energy consumers with financing options, installers, and software to monitor and manage their equipment.

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In the News | 02.15.19 | Billy Ludt

Energy Impact Partners invests $20 million in Palmetto Clean Technology

Energy Impact Partners (EIP), an utility-backed energy investment firm, announced that it has provided up to $20 million in financing facilities to Palmetto Clean Technology, a solar and platform technology and fulfillment company focused on the distribution and democratization of clean energy products.

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In the News | 09.04.18 | John McDermott

Ex-NBA commissioner among backers of a Charleston solar tech firm

A Charleston-based clean energy technology company has raised $6 million from a group of investors that includes a former National Basketball Association commissioner. Palmetto Clean Technology Inc. said it will use the proceeds to help expand the reach of its core sales product.

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In the News | 09.04.18

Clean Energy Tech Company Palmetto Raises $6M in Funding from Big Investors

Palmetto, a clean technology company focused on the distribution and democratization of clean energy products, announced today that it has raised $6 million. The round was led by Greycroft, with participation from Lerer Hippeau, Box Group, and NBA commissioner emeritus David Stern.

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In the News | 09.05.18 | Polina Marinova

5 Qs with a Dealmaker

A venture firm called Hypothesis Ventures has formed to take advantage of a new $6 trillion opportunity — and that opportunity is found outside Silicon Valley. Hypothesis plans to invest in early-stage tech startups in Opportunity Zones, a new capital gains exemption for people who make long-term investments in underserved communities. There are currently 8,700 designated Opportunity Zones in the U.S.

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In the News | 02.17.19 | Mary Katherine Wildeman

A decade in, Charleston solar-focused ‘forever startup’ pulls in new financing

A recent 10-year celebration to nationwide expansion, new capital and a 30,000-foot training and staging center in the great city of Charleston. We're truly inspired and excited about our future!

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We come to work everyday knowing that we are saving the planet.

Team Members

Chris Kemper, Palmetto ceo

Chris Kemper

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Sean Hayes, Palmetto

Sean Hayes


Leon Keshishian, Palmetto

Leon Keshishian

Chief Operations Officer

Jared Wray, Palmetto

Jared Wray

Chief Technology Officer

Machias Schoen, Palmetto

Machias Schoen

Chief Experience Officer

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Michelle Stallings

Chief People Officer

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Kevin Lehr

VP, Finance

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Mike Epps

VP, Business Development

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Rick Wood

Sr. Director, Engineering and Design

Allen Griffiith, Palmetto

Allen Griffith

Sr. Director, Customer Experience

Out Catching Some Sun

Cory O’Brien

Director, Digital Marketing

Kathryn Parton, Palmetto

Kathryn Parton

Talent Manager

Craig Gibson, Palmetto

Craig Gibson

Talent Acquisition & Cultural Gatekeeper

Board Members

Will Szczerbiak

Board Member (Investor at Greycroft Investor)

Greg Richards

Board Observer (Investor at Energy Impact Partners)

Graham Brown, Palmetto

Graham Brown

Board Observer (Investor at Lerer Hippeau)

Kyle Burks, Palmetto

Kyle Burks

Board Member

John Stewart, Palmetto

John Stewart

Board Observer

One of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

#838 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 List

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