Howard Wenger


Howard Wenger is passionate about enabling a clean all-electric future powered by a 100% renewable grid and distributed generation. He has worked for more than 35 years in the solar and utility power field and has served in leadership and board positions of industry-leading companies.

Wenger currently serves as President of Nextracker Inc., the leading provider of solar tracker and software solutions used in utility-scale and distributed generation projects. He founded Wenger Ventures in 2017, an active clean power venture capital fund which has invested in over twenty companies and clean energy funds.

Howard Wenger served as President of Solaria Corporation from 2020-2021 and as a Board Director from 2019 to 2022.  Other experience includes 15 years as President at SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), President and CEO of SunPower Systems, and as Executive Vice President and board director at PowerLight Corporation, a leading commercial and large-scale solar power company acquired by SunPower in 2007. Wenger also held management positions at Pacific Gas & Electric Company of San Francisco, AstroPower Corporation (acquired by GE), and Pacific Energy Group, a company he co-founded.

During his career, Howard Wenger has led and scaled companies, driven the establishment of public policies to mainstream solar including the first solar net metering law in the United States (California, 1994), written, or co-authored more than 75 clean-energy papers and reports, and written software programs and tools that are still used today to design and engineer solar power systems.

Wenger currently serves as a board member for the California Solar and Storage Association and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), and as a trustee for the University of California at Santa Barbara. Wenger holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the UCSB, and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.