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Steven Reeves, 1994

Business/Organization/Inventions

PureSolar, Inc.

Type of Business

Production

Date of Operation

2010 to Present

Description of Business or Organization

PureSolar, Inc. (PSI), manufacturer of high performance, next generation, smart photovoltaic modules and surfaces, has a vision to turn building surfaces into distributed power plants, empowering energy independence, cost savings, and freedom from the uncertainties of long-term energy costs.

Contact Information

819 78th Ave
Tumwater, WA
Email

Please describe any patents you hold on inventions or processes and where those are held and when you got the patent.

We stay away from patents and choose to implement trade secrets. Much of the solar industry has followed this path historically and the very best module manufacturers to do this day.

How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?

My ability to continually learn, my sense of drive, and my self directed skills where developed, encourage, and honed at Evergreen. I was able to get my hands on scientific equipment and computer interfacing right away and I began to experiment without worry of failure. The ability to work collaboratively with other schools expanded my knowledge base and lead to my continued graduate education and eventually to my career path.