The air-powered technology that is boosting the economics of solar energy.
Simply smarter solar trackers securing a future fueled by sunlight
Founded in: 2012
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Solar is rapidly becoming a leading global energy source and the solar plants built today form tomorrow’s energy infrastructure. Sunfolding makes solar infrastructure robust, reliable and ready to meet the energy needs of the future.
Sunfolding, a participating company in the Macquarie Capital Venture Studio (MCVS), started with a simple idea: to make it easier to harness the sun’s energy. This led Sunfolding to develop a solar tracker that’s simpler by design. Powered by air, it uses just three components while other trackers use over twenty. This streamlines installation and reduces the need for maintenance, while a flexible, modular layout makes the most out of any piece of land.
Jurgen Krehnke, CEO of Sunfolding
Chief Executive Officer
Jurgen is leading Sunfolding’s rapid business growth. Previously, he was CEO of KACO New Energy, Americas and President and General Manager of SMA America, the world's largest manufacturer and technology leader of power inverters. Jurgen holds a MEng from Germany’s Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig and has completed Executive Education Programs at Stanford.
Chief Technology Officer and Founder
Leila founded Sunfolding and served as CEO until 2017. As CTO, she develops new innovations and drives overall company technical excellence. Her early career included automation for the genomics industry and the commercialization of NASA robotics hardware. Leila has a Bachelor’s and Master’s from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a focus on robotics and mechatronics.
Chief Product Officer
As CPO, Matt brings deep expertise in developing solar hardware with impact. He creates valuable solutions by determining strategic routes through complex stakeholder requirements. He co-founded RayTracker in 2008, which was acquired by First Solar in 2011. At First Solar, Matt served as the Director of Global Product Development for PV Mounting Systems.