Shaun Franks - a member of the True South Solar team

Meet True South Solar Team Member Shaun Franks

True South Solar is excited to have Shaun Franks on the TSS Team again! Shaun is our new Community Development and Sales Advisor. Welcome Shaun! ????

When did you first start thinking about solar?

In 2011, while at Southern Oregon University during a study abroad opportunity in Germany. The program was on renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro, biogas, and electric vehicles). When I returned to campus, I started working on a solution that would allow students to fund solar projects into the future.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the sun?

I love spending time at the water with my family. When the sun is out, the oceans, rivers, and lakes are calling and we must go…

What brought you to TSS?

The mission: Solar For Everyone and Best Jobs Ever!!! I was attracted to work that I love, that the world needs, and that literally empowers others.

What are you most looking forward to while working here?

Making new friends, launching commercial & residential projects, securing incentives & grants for my community, advocating for climate change legislation, and mentoring future leaders in the solar industry.

What do you see for the future of solar?

I envision a just and joyful transition to clean energy in Oregon. I see a future with homes, institutions, and communities powered 100% by our friend the sun. ☀️