David Barlow has been involved in alternative living solutions since his tour in Viet Nam where he first devised a solar hot water heater allowing him to shower at night. Moving to Michigan, he worked with building the first solar panels with local solar pioneer/inventor Troy Heathcock. Once he was back in his home state of Maine, he educated himself into alternatives for housing, completing the Shelter Institute Design/Build course in the mid-seventies. He then explored alternative farming methods with the aquaculture development workshop in Damrascotta, raising oysters, clams and mussels. He apprenticed and became a licensed Master Plumber and craftsman while rehabbing a three family home in Portland. With a young family, David moved to a business career which took him to Connecticut and then to Pennsylvania. As the business world changed, David reached back to his desire to help people and has been actively working as a Respiratory Therapist in Pittsburgh while enjoying his extended family.
Now that solar power products are being marketed for mainstream living solutions, David is excited to be able to educate the public and present top of the line solar products to area consumers.