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Making solar even more sustainable by building a circular economy

Solar energy is powering the world – but the complete energy transition requires an unprecedented volume of solar panels.

In order to make this transformation truly sustainable, it is imperative to create a circular economy for these materials and components. The more we can repair, refurbish, reuse and ultimately recycle solar systems, the faster we can transition to a world without new mining operations that pollute and contribute to the climate crisis.

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Meet our founders

Our experts in solar, recycling and sustainability created SOLARCYCLE to solve this challenge at scale. Together, we have developed patented technology and a scalable business model that can cost-effectively return more than 95% of the valuable materials in a panel to the solar supply chain.

Meet our founders

Our experts in solar, recycling and sustainability created SOLARCYCLE to solve this challenge at scale. Together, we have developed patented technology and a scalable business model that can cost-effectively extract up to 95% of valuable materials and return them back to the solar supply chain.

Close buttonCEO and co-founder of SOLARCYCLE Suvi Sharma

Suvi Sharma

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

An industry thought leader in solar PV innovation, Suvi has co-founded two leading companies in the solar industry, Solaria and Nextracker. Prior to founding SOLARCYCLE Suvi was the CEO of Solaria, where he built the company from scratch, raised institutional financing and built a leading brand in residential solar. At Solaria, Suvi also co-founded and spun out Nextracker and served on the Board until its acquisition by FLEX. He started his career as an Associate at the venture capital firm, Geocapital Partners, a $500 million international private equity firm.

Close buttonCOO and co-founder Jesse Simons

Jesse Simons

Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer

Prior to founding SOLARCYCLE, Jesse served on the Executive Team of the Sierra Club as Chief of Staff and then National Program Director overseeing a staff of over 800 and a $160M annual organizational budget. He brings in-depth knowledge on climate and the circular economy and has extensive experience scaling and managing large teams in both entrepreneurial and established environments. In his career, Jesse has been instrumental in sales, marketing and investor relations, having raised over $500M for climate and technology initiatives.

Close buttonCTO and co-founder Dr. Pablo Ribeiro Dias

Dr. Pablo Ribeiro Dias

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Pablo is a world-renowned researcher in the field of solar PV module and e-waste recycling technologies, conducting leading-edge research in innovative processes and methodologies for high-value, low-cost PV recycling. He has authored numerous seminal research papers in the field, holds multiple patents in photovoltaic recycling, and has authored several book chapters on the topic. Most recently, he was a researcher and lecturer at University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia. Pablo holds a PhD from UFRGS (Brazil), a PhD from Macquarie University (Australia) both in the field of e-waste recycling and management, and a Master of Science in photovoltaics recycling.

His work has appeared in The Guardian, Cosmos, PV Tech, and Solar Power World. In 2023, Business Insider named him to their Climate Action 30 list, highlighting 30 global leaders working towards climate solutions.

Close buttonRobert Vinje, Chief Operating Officer at Solarcycle

Robert Vinje

Chief Operating Officer

Rob is a proven leader with over 25 years experience in the solar and operations sectors. Previously, he held several operations positions at Amazon, including Development Service Operations for Amazon's Worldwide Real Estate organization, and the Worldwide Sustainability Global Energy and Environment group, which was responsible for Amazon’s Operations solar installations. At SunPower, Rob led the Global Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) divisions.  Prior to SunPower, Rob oversaw the Minnesota Fab Operations for front end semiconductor manufacturing at Cypress Semiconductor.

Close buttonCody Mueller, Chief Financial Officer at SOLARCYCLE

Robert Vinje

Chief Financial Officer

Cody is an experienced financial leader who has spent almost two decades driving financial and operational performance for both publicly traded and high growth equity-backed companies. Most recently Cody was Senior Vice President of Finance for Array Technologies where he helped ready the company for one of the most successful renewable energy IPOs ever. Prior to Array, Cody held finance leadership roles at Benchmark Electronics, DriveTime Automotive Group and Honeywell Aerospace.

Close buttonGeneral counsil Ted Herhold

Ted Herhold


Ted is a seasoned Silicon Valley lawyer and general counsel. After graduating from Stanford and UC Hastings law school, he started out as a trial lawyer at a large New York law firm and later became an IP litigation partner in the Palo Alto office of one of the largest IP firms in the country, where he worked for 20 years and became the chairman of the firm's litigation group. Ted joined Solaria, a Silicon Valley-based solar energy company in 2016, later becoming the company's general counsel. Ted comes to SOLARCYCLE with a wealth of experience in IP counseling, licensing, patent prosecution and litigation, as well as general corporate and commercial matters.

Close buttonJoan Han, board member of SOLARCYCLE

Joan Han

vp, Global Logistics

Joan has worked for more than 25 years in the supply chain and logistics fields, serving in leadership positions at industry-leading, multinational manufacturing companies. Joan comes to SOLARCYCLE with extensive experience in ensuring customer satisfaction. Notably, Joan served as Senior Director of Global Logistics at Nextracker, where she was responsible for driving strategy and implementing global logistics solutions for utility-scale solar and distributed generation projects. She also led the growth of the operations and logistics team at Alps, a global electronics designer and manufacturer.

Close buttonVP of Sales at SOLARCYCLE Ryan Booth

Ryan Booth

vp, Sales

Prior to SOLARCYCLE, Ryan led U.S. sales teams at SunPower, SPG Solar, and NEXTracker. Ryan brings a wealth of sales expertise to SOLARCYCLE having worked in the solar industry for nearly two decades. In his previous role at NEXTracker, he delivered over 36GWs of tracker sales through new and existing customer partnerships helping the company achieve leading market share for six consecutive years. Ryan specializes in developing new markets, establishing strategic partnerships, and leading high-performing sales team.

Close buttonDanielle Joseph, board member of SOLARCYCLE

Danielle Joseph

Managing Director, Closed Loop Ventures

Danielle leads the Closed Loop Ventures Group platform – the seed / pre-seed investment division of Closed Loop Partners, focused on catalyzing innovations in the circular economy. Earlier, she worked on clean energy project finance with Invex Infraestructura, Queensland Investment and NewWorld Capital Group. Danielle has deep expertise in growth equity / project finance in clean energy, energy efficiency, waste-to-value, water resources and reclamation, and environmental services. Danielle earned her MBA from Stanford Graduate School and BA from Pomona College.  

Close buttonPeter Rive, board member of SOLARCYCLE

Peter Rive

Board Director, SOLARCYCLE

Peter Rive is an entrepreneur and angel investor focused on climate change solutions. Peter was the co-founder and COO/CTO of SolarCity which was the largest full-service solar provider in the nation until its acquisition by Tesla. Peter's current areas of focus are on electrification, ocean-based carbon dioxide removal, and clean energy – he finds companies working on important and hard problems, makes an investment, and then helps the management team execute on their plans.

Close buttonKip Frey, board member of SOLARCYCLE

Kip Frey

Managing director, THG Ventures

Before joining THG, Kip was Vice Provost for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Professor of Law and Public Policy at Duke University. In addition to his duties at Duke, he has served as CEO of seven start-up companies and was a partner at Intersouth Partners—one of the largest and oldest venture capital firms in the Southeast. He has also practiced intellectual property law, before joining Turner Broadcasting System where he ran several business units.

Close buttonFrancesca Whitehead, board member of SOLARCYCLE

Francesca Whitehead

Partner, Fifth Wall

Francesca has spent her career in the climate space and has a deep network and expertise in the vertical. She was included on Fortune 40 under 40 and StartUp Basecamp's list of "Women driving the future of climate tech. At Fifth Wall, Francesca focuses on leading thematic work and executing deals across climate tech in the US and in Europe. Prior to Fifth Wall, Francesca was an investor at G2 Venture Partners, an investor at KKR’s Global Impact Fund, and a natural resources investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Francesca was born in Hong Kong and currently lives in New York City. She graduated from Brown University and received a BA in economics.

Close buttonMichael Brune, board member of SOLARCYCLE

Michael Brune

Former Executive Director, Sierra clUB |
SOLARCYCLE Board Observer

Michael Brune currently serves as an adviser to climate philanthropists, investors, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Over the course of his 25-year career, his acumen for partnering with government, business, advocacy groups, labor organizers, and investors accelerated renewable energy adoption in the power sector. Previously, he served for nearly 12 years as Executive Director of the Sierra Club, the country’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization. Brune also led Rainforest Action Network as executive director and for more than a decade, served as Co-Chair of the BlueGreen Alliance.

Close buttonTom Dinwoodie, board member of SOLARCYCLE

Tom Dinwoodie

Founder and CTO, Sunpower cORPORATION |
SOLARCYCLE Board Observer

Thomas Dinwoodie is the Founder and CTO, SunPower Corporation Systems based in Richmond, California. He is also the former Founder, CEO and Chairman of PowerLight, a leading and global supplier of photovoltaic products and systems. Dinwoodie has authored numerous papers and holds over 30 patents on building-integrated photovoltaic and related products, and holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Structural Engineering from Cornell University.

Close buttonJulie Lein, board observer of SOLARCYCLE

Julie Lein

Managing Partner, Ubran Innovation Fund |
SOLARCYCLE Board observer

Julie is a co-founder and Managing Partner of the Urban Innovation Fund. Previously, she co-founded Tumml, a startup hub for urban tech. In 2016, Living Cities named her as one of its "25 Disruptive Leaders." Julie's work energizing urban-focused entrepreneurship has been featured in numerous press outlets, including CNN and The San Francisco Chronicle, among others. She serves on the Boards of Tumml and Empower Work. Julie earned her MBA from MIT Sloan and BA from Stanford.

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We think with a long-term, holistic view because both our people and our mission matter.


We are not content with the status quo. New ideas and solutions are not only encouraged, they are necessary for our business to thrive.


As a community of problem solvers, we bring a growth mindset that is open to new perspectives that can come from anyone or anywhere.

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We move fast, collect information quickly, make decisions and move forward.


We communicate clearly to provide others with information they need to make the best decisions and actions to create the best possible outcomes.


We are here to help and serve each other, our customers and our partners.

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