Principal, DeRosa Advisors
Former GM for the Americas, First Solar
Frank has broad national and international experience in the renewable energy, storage, and electric vehicle sectors. He founded and ran the largest independent solar energy development company in North America, NextLight Renewable Power, developing over 1,000 MW of utility-scale solar. In total, at NextLight and as GM for North America at First Solar and SunEdison, he and his team built 5,000 MW of solar generation in the US, Jordan, and Chile. He has worked on energy storage solutions to enable broad deployment of renewables and, in the transportation sector, on minimizing the charging cost of EV fleets through electricity rate design, load management software, energy storage, and on-site generation. Frank has testified before the US Congress and state authorities on energy markets, facilities siting, electricity regulation and EV grid integration.