ZeroBase was established in 2009 with the vision of making cleaner sources of energy more accessible by those most in need. Our goal is to make choosing, buying, owning, and operating renewable energy systems easier, and more cost effective for programs looking to make a sweeping impact. The idea for ZeroBase began at the Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Company in Maine, and developed into a leading innovator in hybrid power. Hundreds of ZeroBase microgrid and power systems are in use around the world in some of the most austere and remote environments.
Our team is dedicated to solving the difficult challenges of bringing energy to those beyond the grid. Our solutions reduce our customers’ cost and risk of relying on fossil fuels and unstable grids. We see power as a platform for stabilizing communities, and reliable energy access as a key to public safety, education, health care, and industry growth. Our customers include defense and security forces, rural electrification authorities, commercial agricultural companies, and sustainable resorts.
Proven stability and experience
Hybrid systems installed in five continents
Military applications ranging from 300 W to 100 kW
Commercial/Humanitarian applications up to 1.2 mW
A technology leader in the growth and use of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries
Continuously developing products with close supplier alliances that benefit performance and lower cost
Differentiation and focus
Focus on standardized portable hybrid power aimed at genset optimization
Introduced a portfolio of Forward Operating Renewal Generator (FORGE™) standard products form 300 W to 20 kW
Operational efficiency priorities include power surety, manpower utilization, fuel savings and silent watch
ZeroBase Energy, LLC is a owned and managed by Pegasus Strategic Partners, LLC, a special situations group that invests on behalf of the partners of Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. is a private equity fund manager that has been providing creative capital and strategic solutions to companies across a variety of industries since 1995. Pegasus partners with management teams of growth companies with a focus on those that benefit from the business implications of global resource scarcity. Sectors where this trend is most pronounced are food, water, energy, security, and health & wellness. Pegasus manages approximately $2.2 Billion in assets.
Steve is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 25 years of experience in high technology manufacturing orientated companies with specialization in electronic components, power conversion, and polymer materials processing. He brings a wealth of expertise with strengths in areas such as strategic planning, operational excellence, international mergers and acquisitions, lean-sigma deployment, new product development processes, financial leadership, as well as low cost country manufacturing and sourcing His experience spans publicly traded multi-national corporations, family owned businesses, as well as startup, acquisition, turn-around, and international operations.
Prior to joining ZeroBase Energy, Steve held the position of Division President, Power Solutions Division, a $250M business unit of ABB. Power Solutions is a leading designer and manufacturer of energy efficient power conversion and power management solutions for the renewable energy, data center, networking, communications, industrial, and transportation markets. Prior to joining Power-One, Steve held various senior management positions at Cooper Industries, now a part of Eaton Corporation, and served as a commissioned officer in the U.S Navy’s nuclear submarine force.
Steve earned his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, and a MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Franco has over 20 years of experience designing power products and working with electrical utilities to install and commission advanced hybrid technologies. Franco has led the design of the advanced control system for the ZeroBase 1mW solar and energy storage project in Hawaii, and in recent years he has led the design and installation of two large Megawatt scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), one for the DOD at Miramar, and one for Puget Sound Energy. In addition to his microgrid and energy storage experience, Franco has extensive experience in advanced protection devices, including high voltage superconducting fault current limiters for Southern California Edison. Franco obtained both his B.S. and Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Prior to joining ZeroBase Energy, Roger developed new business in the global security market for 13 years with Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin, including service as Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India, and Director of Operations, Lockheed Martin International. Roger deployed across the globe as a US Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer, serving on four different submarines in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. His assignments included a posting as US Naval Attaché, Israel. He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, and later served as Associate Chairman of the Physics and Mechanical Engineering Departments at USNA. He also holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Physics from the University of Washington, Seattle. Roger resides in Ashburn, Virginia.
Wayne is a results-proven commercial leader with broad sales, product management and marketing experience, including extensive international exposure in both a public and private company setting. He brings significant functional expertise in product management, having established the product management function as an ex-pat in Asia for the Sensors & Controls Division of Texas Instruments, and as a part of several privately held company acquisitions with Eaton Co, where he led the commercial due diligence and integration process, and was appointed general manager to reorganize one of the acquired companies.
Prior to joining ZeroBase Energy, Wayne held the position of Commercial Director, Transportation Division, Eaton Corporation, where he was responsible for all Commercial functions for this $300M manufacturer of power conversion, circuit protection and interconnect products primarily serving the commercial vehicle and military markets. During his twelve years with Eaton, Wayne held a variety of commercial leadership and senior management positions including General Manager and V.P. of Sales & Marketing. Wayne joined Eaton after four years as V.P. Sales & Marketing and Chief Operating Officer for privately held Saati Americas, and nineteen years in a variety of increasingly responsible commercial roles with Texas Instruments.
Wayne earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and a MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College in Wellesley, MA, with a concentration in International Business.
Mark is a proven sales leader with over 25 years of high technology application engineering, sales and sales management experience, including managing both domestic and international sales teams. He has also worked in business development including portfolio development and overall vertical market research and development.
Prior to joining ZeroBase Energy, Mark held the position of Business Unit Manager for Powerex Semiconductor. There he was responsible for sales marketing, research, development and profitability for the Integrated Power Products Division. Prior to Powerex, he served in various roles within Power One including Regional Sales Manager and Director of World Wide Business Development. Prior to Power One, he held various sales and sales management positions for a multi-line manufacturer representative.
Mark is a Veteran of the United States Air Force where he was an electronics technician and was selected for early promotion twice during his four year enlistment. Mark earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from Devry University in Columbus, OH.