Mr. Peter Rive is a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of SolarCity. He serves as Chairman at Sofar. Mr. Rive also serves as an Advisory Board Member at Drawdown Fund. He has helped grow SolarCity into the largest full-service solar provider in the nation, installing one in every three new residential solar systems in the U.S. In his role as CTO, Peter develops the strategy and direction of SolarCity's next-generation software and hardware technologies including battery systems, solar mounting hardware and solar module technology. He also leads SolarCity's utility collaboration efforts in economics, policy, technology and operations integration with the goal of creating a cleaner, more affordable and more resilient way to provide electricity to homes and businesses. His passion for solar stems from concerns about climate change and the belief that solar represents the most practical path to sustainable energy production. Peter has held several senior technology positions throughout his career focused on streamlining operational activities through the use of advanced software. Before he co-founded SolarCity, he held the position of CTO at Everdream where he designed a software platform to centralize computer management.