Juan Felipe Builes

Development Manager

Juan Felipe Builes is a Development Manager at Intersect Power. He supports the firm’s siting, interconnection, power marketing, and financing efforts with a focus on the western United States.

Prior to joining Intersect Power, he worked in Business Development for EDF Renewables leading strategy, market research and competitive intelligence for onshore wind, solar and battery storage in North America and LATAM.

Previously, Juan Felipe worked at Tesla managing operational solar and storage C&I projects. This included PPA, performance guarantees, budget, demand reduction, regulatory incentives and O&M agreements.

Before Tesla, he was a project manager at NEXTracker completing over 1 GW of utility-scale solar projects in Mexico and North America. While at NEXTracker, he focused on contract execution, project P&L, OpEx analysis and client negotiations.

He started his career at DNV-GL and PV Evolution Labs performing testing and analysis on PV modules performance and reliability for asset managers, banks, OEMs, IPP, and multiple stakeholders.

Juan Felipe holds an MBA from Kellogg, Northwestern University in the United States, a M.Sc. in Engineering from Arts et Metiers ParisTech in France, and a bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from Escuela de Ingenieria de Antioquia in Colombia.