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Lyndon Rive    

Founder and CEO, SolarCity

Lyndon Rive is founder and CEO of SolarCity. He co-founded SolarCity in 2006 with the goal of significantly reducing the cost of solar power and increasing adoption to millions of homes and businesses. In its first full year of operation, SolarCity became the largest residential solar power provider in California. Today SolarCity is the largest full-service solar power provider in the US, with 24 operations centers in ten states and more than 14,000 projects completed or under way. Prior to SolarCity, Rive founded Everdream, an industry leader in software and services for large-scale distributed computer management. He negotiated the company’s partnership with Dell Computer, which acquired Everdream in 2007. A lifelong entrepreneur, Rive founded his first company at the age of 17 in South Africa and has been a member of the US National Underwater Hockey Team.

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SolarCity's Lyndon Rive: Elon Musk's cousin making solar panels ...

In 2004, Lyndon Rive was in an RV on his way to Burning Man when his cousin gave him five words of advice: “You should look into solar.” The way Rive tells it,  ...

BOSTON GLOBE INTERVIEWS SOLARCITY CEO LYNDON RIVE

On the "Hot Seat" in this week's Boston Globe Business section is Lyndon Rive, CEO of SolarCity. The interview covers Rive's entrepreneurial roots, the future of solar power, and his vision for an advanced energy future. SolarCity, which was founded in 2006, has a customer base of more than 50,000 people in 14 states. When asked what differentiates SolarCity from other solar companies in the U.S., Rives responded:On the "Hot Seat" in this week's Boston Globe Business section is Lyndon Rive, CEO of SolarCity. The interview covers Rive's entrepreneurial roots, the future of solar power, and his vision for an advanced energy future. SolarCity, which was founded in 2006, has a customer base of more than 50,000 people in 14 states. When asked what differentiates SolarCity from other solar companies in the U.S., Rives responded:

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