Jack founded Zep Solar, Inc. in 2009, and is the primary inventor of Zep System technology and creator of Zep Solar's unique business model based on standardization of the Zep Compatible™ platform. Jack has been the driving force and inspiration responsible for creating the company, attracting a stellar team, and continuing to optimize the design of Zep Solar's technologies. Jack has been dedicated to the PV industry for 22 years, having begun his career by creating one of the first grid-tied PV installation businesses in California in the early 1990's. He cofounded High Sun Engineering in 2000, the first California-based engineering firm specializing in PV system design and engineering. He is a recognized expert and key technology leader in the photovoltaics industry and a regular speaker/lecturer on PV technology. An avid inventor, Mr. West is the holder of five patents and has numerous patents pending.