Founder & CEO
Santa Clara, California, United States
Born in Austria, Arnold Leitner is a solar and clean-tech pioneer who designed and built one of Germany’s first super-efficient passive houses in the early 1990s. Arnold later moved to the United States to get his doctorate in physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder and work in solar. As a consultant for S&P Global, he authored the seminal and influential study "Fuel from the Sky" for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As a result of his work, Arnold received an “extraordinary ability” green card and later became a U.S. citizen. While at Columbia Business School, Arnold founded SkyFuel and re-invented concentrating solar power technology. SkyFuel’s high-precision parabolic trough won an R&D 100 Award and was featured by NREL as one of the major clean-tech accomplishments.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
12:30 PM – 12:40 PM PDT