Past Meetup

LiDAR for Energy Production and Emissions Monitoring: Aurora Solar & TBD

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LiDAR has been around since the 60s with the invention of the laser and was even used in 1971 to map parts of the moon, but it's really come into vogue in the last decade because of autonomous vehicles.

What many don't know are all of its many other uses in mapping and sustainability. Our speakers will share how it can be used to improve the estimation of the electrical production of a solar array or map and track various emissions.

Our Schedule
6:00PM - 6:30PM - Refreshments and networking
6:30PM - 7:30PM - Presentations and Q&A
7:30PM - 8:00PM - Further refreshments and networking

Our Startups

Aurora Solar
Aurora Solar is the solar industry’s leading platform for PV sales and system design. The software streamlines and automates the solar design process, thereby reducing the cost of solar energy. Aurora is used by solar installers across the U.S. and around the world, with over 12,000 installations designed in the software every week.


Our Speakers

Christopher Hopper (, Co-Founder, Aurora Solar
Christopher is the co-founder and CEO of Aurora Solar. Prior to founding Aurora, Chris co-founded e.quinox and BBOXX, a chartable organization and a startup focused on developing sustainable rural electrification solutions for the developing world. He received an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business and an MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London.

2nd speaker TBD

Have you seen the jobs board for CleanWeb ( It helps our member companies to boost the publicity of their open positions. This will evolve and I greatly appreciate your feedback on how CleanWeb can better support you and this industry of ours. If you have a job you'd like to post to our members, that lives here ( There are already 14 jobs on there and it's growing every week!

If you'd like to learn more about engineering jobs at SunRun, Chris and some of his team will be at the meetup tonight as well as available during the week via his contact information which is on our Jobs page in the link above.

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Next Events
November: Smart EV Charging, Partner Events: Responsible Business Summit West
December: Joint event with Data Science for Sustainability

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