About EiP Technologies
EiP Technologies is headquartered in Yachats, OR. We were founded in 2009, spent 5 years in R&D and product design, and filed patents in July, 2014 through Perkins Coie, a minor investor. We are entirely self-funded and therefore able to enjoy the company values we describe here.
Our Yachats, OR Headquarters
Our market vision is to empower communities to a pathway toward 100% of their power being met by local renewable energy sources, by offering a new technology for distributed generation of rooftop energy. Businesses that require a large amount of energy can also benefit from a reduced carbon footprint with an increased bottom line.
What Makes Us Passionate
We were blessed with growing up in the Puget Sound region of Washington State during a wonderful and beautiful time. We fished for salmon off our dock and picked oysters off our beach. We hiked through virgin rain forests in the nearby Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. “Green Technology” has become more than a buzzword for us – it represents a way to give back to our grandchildren’s generation what we enjoyed while we grew up.
Our Company Values
Be good to our planet. Harnessing local wind power, in combination with solar and other renewables, benefits the economy as well as the environment.
Buy local, build local, hire local, and partner local. We use locally sourced raw materials, manufacturing, assembly, and testing. We create opportunities for local businesses, project managers, installers, and electricians.
Empower the consumer of energy, not just the supplier. We are eager to work with local leaders to help create distributed generation networks of rooftop power for community development.
Above all, maintain honesty and integrity in all business dealings.
Newport News Times press article
Steve Burkle is the inventor of EiP technology. Steve comes from a 30 year career in the technical side of hi-tech. As a hardware design engineer, Steve is an expert in all aspects of electronics, from analog to digital, vacuum tube to solid state, systems and components. During his career as an Intel employee, Steve relocated to a remote homestead in the coastal temperate rainforest of Oregon, to become a pioneer in telecommuting, working remotely as part of design teams for many of today’s internet server hardware technologies. Totally off- grid, Steve has created a living laboratory for sustainable technology development, for which he has built systems for power generation and control, home and hot water heating, and computer networking. Real-world experience in renewable energy, information technology, and electronics, along with a strong technical background in math, physics, and engineering, provide Steve with a unique perspective for sustainable technology innovation. Since 2009, Steve has been working full time on research and development of the EiP wind machine, with patents filed in 2014.
Brad Burkle, Advisor
Brad Burkle is a 25 year technology veteran, having spent much of this time in executive and sales roles. Brad brings executive leadership, sales experience, and team building to the EiP Technologies team. In 2005, Brad founded channel-360, where he served as President. channel-360 provided outsourced channel strategy and sales leadership to dozens of satisfied high technology clients. From 2000-2005, Brad held executive sales management positions within Websense, FrontBridge, and KACE. From 1983-1999, Brad held various assignments within Intel Corporation, starting in engineering, moving into sales, then spending 10 years managing various sales organizations. Brad graduated from Washington State University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.