Dan Shugar has helped advance renewable energy in the U.S. and around the globe for over 30 years. As Founder and CEO of NEXTracker, Dan brings together solar expertise and technology innovation in a way few technology leaders can. In five short years, he created a solar start-up in the Balance of Systems (BOS) manufacturing segment and drove a successful acquisition with an investment grade component manufacturer, Flextronics. Since founding NEXTracker, the Company has held global market share leadership for three consecutive years and has delivered over 13 GW of products and services on six continents. Prior to NEXTracker, Dan grew Solaria Corporation’s annual revenue five times over a three year period. He is also well-known for his leadership as President of SunPower Corporation and Powerlight Solar.
Dan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Golden Gate University. He served on the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club for six years and is currently on the Board of the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA), among others. Dan holds multiple U.S. patents and has published over 50 technical papers.