A. Braccialarghe

Andrea Braccialarghe, President and CEO of Zhero Renewable US, is a seasoned engineering and renewable energy expert with about 25 years of international experience. He recently joined Zhero Renewable US as President and CEO, also serving on the Board of Directors of Zhero North America. Zhero is a focused developer of green and clean energy projects, such as renewables, Hydrogen and derivatives and energy storage to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy and decarbonized economy. Before joining Zhero, Andrea spent a decade as Partner and Executive Director of Building Energy SPA, spearheading its international expansion from an Italian startup to a leading independent developer and power producer of utility-scale Solar, Wind and Hydro Power plants. He led the company in South Africa as Executive VP of Business Development. In 2013 he was appointed Managing Director and moved to USA to expand Building Energy’s global development and operations to North America. In 2020 Building Energy US, its Solar and Wind operating assets and development pipeline was acquired by Novis Renewables, a joint Venture between Eni and Falck Renewables, and Andrea was appointed Vice President of Business Development leading the Onshore Wind development business. Earlier in his career he was the Country Sales and Development Director of the Utility and Power Plants division of SunPower, where Andrea was responsible for sales and Photovoltaic power plants, deploying several hundreds of MWs across Italy and pioneering large utility-scale Solar power plants in the country. Before that, he worked as Sales Engineer with Compressor Controls Corporations developing Turbomachinery control systems for Oil & Gas industry and has been a Project Manager with Shell where he began his career. Andrea holds a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Energy Engineering with the Politecnico of Milan.


On October 1st the Italian Cultural Society, AU Italian Program, and AU WCL presented “ZHERO – A GREEN ITALIAN COMPANY TO ACCELERATE THE ENERGY TRANSITION.”

Andrea Braccialarghe shared Zhero’s inspiring journey, focused on green and clean energy projects. From net zero solutions to energy storage, Zhero is leading the way to decarbonization.

Welcoming Remarks by Fernanda Nicola (AU WCL), and chaired by Francesca Casazza (ICS Executive Director), the event sparked insightful discussions followed by a networking reception. Heartfelt appreciation to Arianna Ugliano, Senior Climate Change Policy Advisor, for her engaging commentary during the presentation.

Special thanks to Fernanda Nicola and Prof. Ranieri Cavaceppi (Italian Dept. AU WLC) for hosting and to all those who attended.