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Neel Vasavada

Overdrive Energy Solutions

Neel Vasavada is a driving force in the movement to bring green technology to the events industry. His engineering background and experience with both sustainable energy and live entertainment led him to found Overdrive Energy Solutions, a leader in sustainable energy systems.

After completing his mechanical engineering degree at The University of Wisconsin, Neel created Apex Speed Technology, a company working on control systems and engineering consulting for prototype, research & development electric vehicle projects. Customers included early-stage Telsa, Zero Electric Motorcycles & The US Department of Energy. With time, his focus turned to business development, and in 2012 he was asked to help develop the US market for European live event equipment supplier eps. This led to leadership roles at other Live Event companies. The same analytical/data backed approach to sustainability worked well in growing these businesses, and during the pandemic downtime, these skillsets came together to form Overdrive Energy Solutions.

Overdrive has become a leader in sustainable energy for live events. In 2023 a partnership with sustainability non-profit resulted in the 2 largest solar powered stages in US history. The first was Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion, which reduced fossil fuel use for stage power by 95%. In August, Overdrive made history with the largest temporary solar field ever for a US festival, powering parts of Billie Elish’s headlining set at Lollapalooza Chicago. Overdrive has also provided power at notable events and venues such as Coachella, Google's I/O developer conference and Dodger Stadium, with over 2.5MWh of energy deployed. Moving forward, Neel is committed to developing cost-efficient, reliable and clean energy systems for live events - and beyond.

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