SolarCity co-founder, CTO Peter Rive to leave Tesla

SolarCity co-founder, CTO Peter Rive to leave Tesla 770 363 C-Suite Network

Dive Brief:

  • Greentech Media reports SolarCity co-founder and CTO Peter Rive is leaving the company, capping a stream of executives exiting since it was acquired by Tesla.
  • The Buffalo News notes that with Rive’s departure, “all of the rooftop solar installer’s highest-ranking executives have either left or plan to leave.” Rive’s brother and former SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive left the company in June, with plans to start his own company sometime next year.
  • Rive helped develop the “solar roof,” Tesla’s roof-mounted solar panels that mimic the design of traditional shingles.

Dive Insight:

There’s no word yet on where Rive will head to next, but in a note to employees, he said work on solar roof “is being transitioned…