We develop and sell solar-based technologies and products that sustain the environment, improve the lives of consumers, and increase the effectiveness of organizations.
Blackboard Solar, Inc. grew out of the inspiration that David Maurice "Reese" Wilson drew from a situation his brother faced when he was serving in the U.S. Army and deployed in the Middle East. His brother wasn't able to call home for a while because his cell phone was dead and he had no way to charge it. This surprised Reese given the current state of energy-related technologies.
Our goal at Blackboard Solar is to develop energy-related solutions that address practical needs in a sustainable way. We aim to do well by doing good. Even more, we are dedicated to being a good corporate citizen that not only creates wealth for our shareholders but also improves the communities in which we are a part.
Blackboard Solar has a number of innovations in the pipeline underpinned by our mobile portable power platform. Solar backpacks are our flagship product. Our Progenitor Series solar backpack is primarily targeted to the corporate branding and promotional products market and the emergency preparedness market. Distributors and corporate customers should contact us directly. Individuals interested in purchasing one of our solar backpacks can find us on Amazon.
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Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of and concerned about climate change and its associated problems, which affects not only our generation but future generations as well.
A significant portion of the climate change is largely driven by the energy production demands required of modern lifestyles.
Although concerned about the issue, many people are reluctant to drastically modify their lifestyles to mitigate the problem.
Current green energy solutions are either too expensive or require significant lifestyle changes. This prevents their widespread adoption and minimizes their ability to produce a positive impact.
The solar backpack is revolutionary, especially for the future hardships that are approaching!
These solar backpack designs are amazing, the fact you can charge your electronics from a bag is nice, all from the sun.
Thanks for your review. That seam kit and solar backpack is definitely something to have on hand or back, in a pinch.
I’ve heard many good things about that solar backpack, been meaning to get one!
A backpack like that is priceless in the time of need!
This bag looks like a great idea whomever thought of this was a genius. I got to get me one of these especially with the work I do [I'm] not always around some electrical to charge my [devices] but this will work perfectly. I have to have one.
That solar backpack is clutch!
Life saving backpack folk!
Backpack for the future take your power with you anywhere state of the art technology and it’s environmental friendly.
I need one of those solar power backpacks!!
Man I gotta get one of those [backpacks]. How can I buy it?
Co-founder, Board of Directors, President & CEO
David M. Wilson is the President and CEO of Blackboard Solar. His professional background includes Trading, Portfolio Management and IT Derivatives Support. He spent time working at Bank America, New York Stock Exchange, Thomson Reuters and various trading firms in Chicago. He enjoys creating solutions or new ideas in spare time. David earned his bachelor of arts (BA) in business administration, management, and operations from MacMurray College and his MBA from National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois.
Co-founder, Board of Directors
Jeffery Pugh is a legal vice president for transactions and digital finance at Goldman Sachs. He is also an attorney by trade and practices transactional law with a focus on startups, corporate finance, and securities. Jeffery is a graduate of both the University of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Co-founder, Board of Directors
David Reid is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana and also holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. He has a wide and varied professional background, having worked with McDonald's, Quaker Oats, The Michael Jordan Foundation, and two Major League Baseball teams. David is the proud father of one daughter, Addison
Co-founder; Board Chairman; Head of Strategy and Operations
Malcolm S. Townes earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) from Missouri University of Science and Technology, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and is Ph.D. in public and social policy from Saint Louis University. His professional experience includes technology transfer and commercialization, project management, product management, and management consulting.
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