LightSail Energy

LightSail is developing breakthrough grid-scale energy storage technology that uses compressed air as the storage medium. LightSail was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Berkeley, California. Its investors include Bill Gates, Khosla Ventures, and Peter Thiel.

  • Industry: Energy
  • Year Started: 2009
  • Organization Type: For-Profit
  • # of Employees: 55 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)

Danielle Fong

co-founder and chief scientist

Danielle Fong was chosen as the youngest of the Technology Review 35 innovators in 2012. She began her graduate work in plasma physics at Princeton at the age of 17. She co-founded LightSail Energy in 2009 and is responsible for the innovations in thermodynamics that underpin LightSail's breakthrough energy storage technology.

  • Age: 30
  • Ethnicity: Other

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