For over 30 years, Dan Shugar has been a leading voice in business, technology, and climate policy, advancing solar and climate technology solutions in the U.S. and around the globe. As founder and CEO of Nextracker, Dan brings together solar expertise and technology innovation in a way few cleantech leaders can.
In less than ten years, Dan founded a solar start-up in the Balance of Systems (BOS) solar manufacturing category, maintained worldwide market share leadership for six consecutive years and has shipped over 50 gigawatts of smart solar trackers to 40 countries. Prior to Nextracker, Dan grew Solaria Corporation’s annual revenue five times over a three-year period and led successful deals and acquisitions worth over $1 billion with Powerlight, Sunpower, and now Nextracker. Dan holds a BS in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Golden Gate University. Dan has numerous patents, published 50 technical papers. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) and Powerhouse Ventures.