Solar Technology Innovator Tandem PV Names Scott Wharton As CEO


Scott Wharton has been named CEO of Silicon Valley-based solar energy startup Tandem PV, a pioneer in photovoltaic technology.

Scott Wharton joins Tandem PV from Logitech, where he expanded the company's early-stage video collaboration division from a $62 million participant to a $1 billion market leader. Scott developed a solid track record of growing technology companies before joining Logitech. After serving as an early executive at Broadsoft and VocalTec, both of which had successful IPOs, he launched Vidtel, a pioneer in cloud-based video conference services with a successful exit in 2013.

His two decades of expertise as a high-tech company leader preceded his early interest in the solar business, a journey he describes in his LinkedIn profile.

“I’ve actively followed the solar industry, looking closely and extensively for the right opportunity to get back into the game,” said Scott Wharton, CEO of Tandem PV. “I found Tandem PV to be a superbly innovative company with cutting-edge technology, a world-class team, and the ability to not only scale the solar industry but to have a meaningful impact on the world and solve the biggest issue of our time: climate change.”

“Tandem PV has developed a game-changing technology that the world needs. Now, we need to harness the technology and grow it to a massive scale to meet the addressable market that’s projected to be $1 trillion per year in the next decade,” said Wharton. “I want Tandem PV to be a driver in solving the climate change crisis by reducing emissions in the gigatons.”

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