Hello everyone! If this is your first time to the site, WELCOME! If this is your first time to the site and you've known about us for quite some time, yes, we do have a site and WELCOME! I'm going to be quite frank with this post! Not to the extremity of being a mad female scientist, but to the extremity of how hard it's been these past several years. To be honest, I've been polite and dainty about what I do. It's all been a facade. A facade to cover up the real ugliness about starting a solar energy tech company. Will people hate me more for it? Maybe! Will I gain more followers than what I had in the last 12 months? I HOPE SO! The only direction to go at this point is UP!
To give you insight about me, I currently live in Hampton Roads, VA. For those that don't have a clue where that is, it's Southeastern VA. Why do we not just call it that? I don't know, because people in this area take too much pride in themselves to believe that people can point us out on the map knowing the rest of the world has NEVER heard of the term "Hampton Roads". Anyway, I live in SOUTHEASTERN VA and I'm trying to accomplish what most people think is considered science fiction... literally. My team and I are building a next-generation solar thermal, modular, concentration system to produce AC electricity that is equal to 20 solar panels. In layman terms, we are doing some cool s*** with the sun's heat to make the power that you can use to power devices and equipment off the grid, instead of using dead, liquefied dinosaurs as a source of power.
From being a Top 10 Finalist for the NASA iTech Challenge to be the final 4 of the Women Veterans Pitch Summit, I can say we had some good runs for this past couple of years; but we've always been the bridesmaid... NEVER THE BRIDE! Working diligently day in and day out, we are striving to work on something that has yet to exist. Why? Because I'm pulling all the funding out my pocket. Yes! This is no new news for people that understand what it means to scrape and rub two pennies together to make a profitable business. This shit is hard! But like the entrepreneurial colloquialism, "If it was so easy, everyone would do it!" Well no shit, Sherlock! And please don't let me come off as complaining, because if I was, I would have quit a long time ago and you still hear my moaning and groaning about this. I would like to see this as providing the good, the bad, and the ugliness of what clean energy startups have to face in a world full of carbon.
This is only post number one! I'm going to take you through my journey. You will have the chance to look inside me and my company as we have been to hell and back; which I'm pretty sure we're overdue for a visit. Like I said before, this is only the tip of the iceberg of what you're about to experience in the World of the Black Technical Unicorn! How often will I be posting? I don't know! Weekly? Bi-Weekly? Just subscribe and keep posted! Let's both be surprised. I can barely stay committed to watching a good show and relationships, And the internet suggests, I commit to blogging. Yeah! Okay!
Talk to you soon!
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