Lyndon Rive is the co-founder of SolarCity and served as its CEO until 2017. SolarCity, a provider of clean energy services that designs, finances, and installs photovoltaic systems, performs energy-efficiency audits, and retrofits and builds charging stations for electric vehicles. Rive co-founded SolarCity with his brother Peter in 2006. SolarCity is the largest residential solar installer in the United States.
Rive in 2015
|Born||Pretoria, South Africa|
|Known for||Co-founder of SolarCity|
|Title||CEO of SolarCity|
|Relatives||Elon Musk (cousin)
Kimbal Musk (cousin)
Tosca Musk (cousin)
Maye Musk (aunt)
Prior to co-founding SolarCity, Lyndon Rive co-founded the enterprise software company Everdream, which was ultimately acquired by Dell. Rive started his first company at age 17 before leaving his native South Africa. In his spare time, Rive plays underwater hockey. Rive is a cousin of SolarCity investor and entrepreneur Elon Musk, as their mothers are twins.
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