CEO and Founder
San Francisco, California, United States
SPAN Founder & CEO Arch Rao is an energy technologist with expertise in commercializing clean energy technologies. SPAN has reinvented the home electrical panel. SPAN is developing products that enable electrification and simplify the adoption of clean energy including solar, batteries, electric vehicles, and electric home appliances.
Previously, Arch was the Head of Products for the Tesla Energy business where he helped develop and launch flagship products like the Powerwall, Powerpack, and Solar Roof. He also led the Global Application Engineering team responsible for the development of large-scale solar & storage projects.
Prior to Tesla, Arch was a Co-Founder at Verdigris Technologies, an energy monitoring & analytics company developing solutions for the commercial & industrial sector. Early in his career, as a Founding Engineer at Joby Energy he developed novel, airborne wind energy systems. Arch also worked as a consultant modeling electricity markets with a focus on renewables, storage, and their impact on the grid.
Arch earned his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, where he worked on doctoral research on Energy Systems just before embarking on his entrepreneurial path.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM PDT