Edisun Microgrids is completely rethinking distributed solar power from the ground-up. The team has spent the last decade designing, developing, and building innovative technology with leading solar companies. With this experience comes the understanding of the opportunity to capture, store and convert solar energy into power. By starting with a clean design, Edisun has developed patented technology as part of its mission to meaningfully contribute to the world's efforts to minimize reliance on fossil fuels. Edisun's first commercial product is PV Booster™, the only dual-axis solar tracker designed and built for the commercial and industrial rooftop sector.
CEO & Founder
Edisun Microgrids, Inc. is the brainchild of Bill Gross, founder of renowned technology incubator, Idealab. Bill has founded many innovative companies including several in solar energy such as eSolar®, RayTracker™, Thermata™, and EI Solutions™. Bill is a lifelong entrepreneur, starting his first solar business in high school. Bill serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of California Institute of Technology and the Art Center College of Design. Mr. Gross received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Institute of Technology.
VP, Engineering and Strategic Initiatives
Aaron Fyke has deep experience as an operating executive, investor, and engineer, having spent over twenty years as both an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He has founded, or co-founded, five companies across a number of technology areas including fuel cell, ocean power, concentrating solar, advanced automotive engines, and energy storage. Aaron earned his MBA and MSME as an LGO Fellow at MIT, and his BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria, where he graduated at the top of his class. He has achieved certification as a Professional Engineer both in California and British Columbia.
VP, Business Development
Vikas Tuteja is a business development, finance and strategy professional with experience as an investor, management consultant and engineer. Prior to his involvement in the renewable sector, Vikas was an investor at several hedge and mutual funds. He was also a consultant at McKinsey & Company and an Engineer at Ford Motor Company where he received two patents. Vikas received his MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and his BSEE from GMI Engineering & Management Institute.
Prior to joining Edisun in 2016, Conrad Chase spent over 12 years in business development, project development and project finance roles. Most recently Conrad served as the Director of Project Finance for Inovateus Solar, a Midwest-based solar developer and EPC. His work at Inovateus was preceded by executive-level business development roles in the technology, mining and metals industries. Conrad has extensive experience doing business globally, with a focus on Asia, North and South America. He is fluent in Spanish and received his B.S. in International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.