Tumwater, Washington, June 18, 2012. Ray LaForge, former founder and owner of Olympic Outfitters, Inc., an outdoor recreational equipment retailer, and a former owner of Ramblin' Jacks restaurant was recently hired as CFO of fast-rising PureSolar, Inc. Ray is a past president of the Olympia Downtown Association and was awarded the association's "Man of the Year" designation. Other board memberships have included Olympia Rotary Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Thurston County and Thurston-Mason Red Cross. Ray is currently serving on the SPSCC Foundation Board and the Thurston First Bank Board.
PureSolar, Inc. (PSI) is a manufacturer of simpler, safer & smarter photovoltaic modules and surfaces in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility located at the site of the former headquarters of Harbor Wholesale Foods in Tumwater, WA. PSI’s technology contains advancements internally and externally to speed up installation, assure higher standards of safety to installers, end-users, service personnel and firefighters, and closely monitor performance for quality and warranty assurances.
PureSolar also provides EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) services for commercial and industrial level photovoltaic installs. They specialize in projects that conform to the WA State Community Solar definition (an example of which is the community solar project at the new Hands On Children’s Museum in Olympia, WA set to be unveiled later this year), but also have experience on board for traditional solar projects. PureSolar can design the installation, provide the legal structure, procure the necessary materials, and project-manage construction - all as a one stop shop.
Other projects for the solar firm include the introduction of the iStop™, a fully autonomous solar structure instantly deployed on your site with capabilities for electric-vehicle or portable device charging, wireless internet access, led lighting, and touch screen digital displays. iStop™ will be sold through a distributor in Seattle, WA, and through PSI for some local and large-scale commercial applications.
While its products and services are tailored towards large commercial and industrial entities, PureSolar’s next generation photovoltaic modules will be made available to the general public in 2013.