Aurora Solar

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Aurora is building the platform for the power source of the future.

Company Summary:

Over $20Bn a year in the US ($200Bn globally) is spent on developing solar projects through a fragmented network of solar installers, who work with financiers, equipment manufacturers, engineering service providers and more. Inefficiencies associated with the solar design and sales process means that a solar installation costs twice as much as it should.

Aurora’s software saves solar installers significant time and money by allowing them to avoid visiting a site before making a quote.  With the solar industry forecasted to grow over 5x over the next decade, Aurora will be the platform through which every new installation is designed, sold, financed and serviced.

Traction:

Currently 1 in 5 residential solar projects is designed in Aurora, which is forecasted to grow to 75% over the next 3 years. Stated differently, over $3Bn a month of solar is designed on our platform. Current customers include over 1,000 SMBs, as well as publicly traded firms like SunPower and financial institutions like Sunnova.

Product/Technology:

Aurora’s has developed SmartRoof, an algorithm that converts two dimensional spatial graphs into 3D models using aerial, satellite imagery, and LIDAR data, and AutoDesigner - an algorithm that automatically designs the optimal installation for a given rooftop. Aurora’s software has been certified to be statistically equivalent to on-site measurement by the US Department of Energy, and other government bodies.

Team:

Aurora’s CEO/CTO, Christopher Hopper, has a Stanford MBA and MEng from Imperial College and is a Forbes 30 under 30 in 2016.  Aurora’s COO/CRO, Samuel Adeyemo, has a Stanford MBA/MSc. Aurora has 43 employees (24 engineers) primarily from Stanford and CMU, including national award winning computer vision engineers and scientists.

 

Founders: Samuel Adeyemo, Chris Hopper

Contact: founders@aurorasolar.com