Dale Freudenberger, Founding Partner, FLS Energy – Asheviile, NC
Dale has overseen the growth of FLS Energy from a local residential solar provider to one of the leading utility scale solar developers in the eastern United States. He has facilitated the creation and implementation of management and construction processes that have enabled FLS Energy to receive recognition as the fastest growing company in North Carolina for two consecutive years. Through his leadership, FLS Energy has developed a comprehensive business model of solar development including financing, engineering, construction, and asset management which has enabled FLS to own and operate a portfolio of solar energy facilities.
Dale is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner and is active on several boards within the renewable energy industry as well as his local community. Dale manages from a triple bottom line philosophy, resulting in a company where 100% of its employees volunteer, its solar facilities generate enough power for 50,000 average homes, and in 2014 was recognized as one of North Carolina’s top 100 privately held firms.