Mr. Rive has led SolarCity’s efforts to raise funds to finance more than $4 billion in solar projects from a range of investors, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Google. SolarCity currently installs 1 in 3 residential solar systems in the United States.
Some interesting facts about Mr. Rive and SolarCity:
- SolarCity’s customers include tens of thousands of homeowners, and the company signs up a new customer every minute of the work day. SolarCity customers also include more than 400 schools and universities, all four branches of the United States military and the Department of Homeland Security, and corporate clients including eBay, HP, Intel, Walgreens and Walmart.
- In 2010, Mr. Rive was named to MIT Technology Review’s list of top innovators in the world under 35. He was also included on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list in 2013.
- Mr. Rive was born in South Africa.
- He plays underwater hockey in his spare time, and has been a member of the U.S. National Underwater Hockey Team.
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