Sam Frick has a decade of experience in the renewable energy, mobility and energy access industries. She specializes in working with early-stage and startup companies that bring transformational technologies to nascent, under-resourced, and often risky markets.
Sam has extensive practical experience in the field developing and implementing renewable energy systems internationally in commercial & industrial, micro-grid, and nano-grid markets and developing pioneering electric vehicle charging infrastructure programs. She has a track record of writing winning proposals and building partnerships with U.S. and international government agencies, humanitarian aid groups, utilities, and commercial businesses to meet shared sustainable development goals that benefit people and the planet.
Previously, Sam served as Account Executive at ChargePoint, the largest electric vehicle charging network provider in the US, and Director of Energy Access Business Development for ZeroBase Energy, a micro-grid and hybrid power systems integrator.
Sam began her career in advanced energy with Orisol Energy, a utility-scale wind energy development company where she managed finances and landowner relations and as a Research Assistant for the Renewable Energy and Energy Optimization Divisions of the Michigan Public Service Commission.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”– R. Buckminster Fuller
This team is responsible for some of our industry’s
most incredible firsts, including:
● The first Net-Zero energy, waste, and water solution demonstrated to the United Nations Peacekeeping forces in Nepal
● The first DoD Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a mobile, hybrid-powered border security system to Egypt
● Introduction of advanced microgrid modeling tools to the U.S. Army’s Operational Energy Advisors
● The first off-grid solar microgrid of its size, providing 24/7 power to a Haitian village in Les Anglais, Haiti
● The first tender to be contracted by the Kenya Rural Electrification Authority to provide power for community stabilization
● The first off-grid environmental monitoring system for use by a major American power utility in the California desert
● The first mobile renewable energy systems deployed by the Federal Aviation Authority, used for runway monitoring
● The first groundbreaking analysis of the logistical flyaway package for an elite U.S. Special Operations Forces unit. This demonstrated that fuel consumption and generation equipment can be reduced 60% with properly designed and configured renewable energy production, management and storage.