About Raptor Maps

Our mission is to enable the solar industry to scale efficiently. 

Raptor Maps is building the operating system for the solar industry, enabling the industry to scale and meet global climate goals. With intelligence for the entire solar industry, our solar lifecycle management platform (Raptor Solar) provides the tools and the system of record that asset owners, managers, O&M, developers, and EPCs need to build, maintain, and expand their solar plants. Raptor Solar improves asset health and power production, reduces risk and costs, and ultimately increases the rate of return of solar assets.

Founded by MIT engineers, with investment from Y Combinator, our software helps teams convert data collected through aerial inspections and on-site sensors into accurate, high-value system analytics and reports. We support the entire solar stack across six continents, to identify and localize anomalies that affect energy production. 


Nikhil Vadhavkar

Co-founder, CEO
Nikhil earned his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Johns Hopkins University. He worked at Accenture in the Federal Services division, and spent five years at MIT researching thermal control for space suits. Nikhil previously led a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project to use of drones for emergency medical supply delivery in developing countries.

Eddie Obropta

Co-founder, CTO
Eddie earned his B.S. and M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. Eddie has a wide range of interests and experiences including iPhone game development, solid mechanics, simulations, and working on thermal dynamics and life support systems at SpaceX. He has built computer vision systems to measure material deformation for the Navy (ONR).

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