About us

We are a diverse team based in Palo Alto, CA, passionate about advancing the growth of solar energy.

How it all started

In 2012, while still in graduate school, Sam and Chris installed a commercial solar system for a school in East Africa. The project was a resounding success, allowing the school to save on its electricity bills as well as have a reliable and carbon-free source of energy.

However, Sam and Chris experienced firsthand the inefficiency of the solar sales, design, and commissioning process. Although the system itself took only a few weeks to install, research, financial calculations, and system design took several months.

Talking to other solar installers, they found that soft-costs were impeding the growth of the industry. Based on these experiences, they founded Aurora with the goal of enabling any solar professional to design and sell an optimal solar project in minutes.

Today, Aurora has been used to create over 300,000 projects. And we're just getting started!

The Team


Christopher Hopper



Samuel Adeyemo

Co-founder, COO

Al-Karim Lalani

Software Engineer

Amir Zamir

Consulting Scientist

Carl Olsson

Software Engineer

Christian Brown

Business Development Intern

David Bromberg

Senior Scientist

Gaby Coseteng

Growth Analyst Intern

Ganesh Nunnagoppula

Computer Vision Engineer

Jason Shum

Software Engineer

Kelly Stevens

Front-End Engineer


JT McCook

Customer Success Analyst

Lauren Block

Software Engineering Intern


Lev Lozhkin

Software Engineer

Madeleine Udell

Consulting Scientist

Marion Wellington

Growth Marketing Analyst

Matt Stevens

Software Engineer

Meseker Yohannes

Software Engineer

Michael Klocker

Software Engineer


Mitchell Dawson

Software Engineering Intern

Natasha Iyer

Customer Success Analyst


Oliver Toole

Quantitative Engineer

Shane Siemer

Sales Consultant

Victor Ionin

Customer Success Analyst

Wending Lu

UX Designer/Engineer