Pioneering technology for the planet since 2009.
With his considerable technical experience spanning from software to semiconductors, SolarPod founder, Mouli Vaidyanathan started his business, Mouli Engineering, installing conventional solar systems. Though he was moved by the industry’s potential to promote clean energy, he immediately realized these traditional systems and their methods of installation may be doing more harm than good. From the raw materials they consumed to the damage they inflicted to the structures on which they were installed, these systems needed a serious overhaul in order to provide real benefit to the planet.
Mouli set to work developing and patenting a racking system that used less harmful materials and required no drill holes, even finding a willing friend to serve as his initial test case. From this proof of concept, SolarPod has grown to represent the gold standard in solar technology. With over 1000 installations completed today: flat roofs, sloped roofs, residential homes, commercial properties, SolarPod has done it all. They continue to challenge the industry status quo by improving environmental impact while bringing their customers elegant, non-invasive solutions. It’s revolutionary solar, made radically simple.
PhD, PE, Mouli has over 20 years of engineering experience in state of the art semiconductor yield engineering, failure analysis, and product design. He earned his doctorate at University of Wisconsin-Madison in Metallurgical Engineering, with his undergrad degree in production engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy. Both degrees were attained with full scholarships.
Travis wields 10+ years of sales and marketing experience, most of it in media with Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune. He is passionate about renewable energy and joined SolarPod to share that fervor with the masses in hopes that everyone will choose to harness the power of the sun. He is a graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville and resides in Hopkins, Minnesota with his wife, 2 human daughters, and dog daughter. You can contact Travis at 763-489-1611 or by email TravisT@MySolarPod.com
Dawn has worked on renewable energy policy, sustainability, and communications for over 30 years. She recently worked with CERTs on solar and agricultural lands planning and strategy. Previously, she was Executive Director of the Great Plains Institute and later served on the GPI board including a term as chair. She has worked with the National Wildlife Federation and Environmental Defense Fund on federal climate change policy. She worked as Market Mechanisms Coordinator for the President’s Council on Sustainable Development in the Clinton Administration.