We would like for you to meet our CEO, Curtis Best, our President, William Hucks, our Director of R&D, Larry Mudd, our Director of Manufacturing and Production Billy Pierce, and our Director of Sales and Marketing, Jim Pinner.  This group is responsible for the concept and design of all of our Solar Spot 7 products.

Behind The Scenes With The Team

Curtis Best

Born and raised in Galivants Ferry, SC. He discovered his interest in electronics from working with Larry Mudd and received his formal education from Horry Georgetown Technical College. Although his meeting with Larry and Jim Pinner in 2005 set the foundation for the SolarSpot 7, his interest in the sun began in his childhood days.

Larry Mudd

Born in Victoria, Texas. After coming to Aynor SC in 1972 he became a top C Band satellite receiver dealer and was asked for a featured article in Newsweek magazine. He has an extensive back ground in electronic servicing, engineering and manufacturing technologies. Semi-retired, he enjoys the SolarSpot 7 adventure.

William Hucks

Born in Conway, SC in 1945 and raised in Myrtle Beach, SC.  He worked 45 years in the Electronics Industry.  He has worked for three of the top Ceramic Capacitor Manufacturers in the World.  He is now retired and owns a small Computer Store in Loris, SC.

William Pierce

Born in Paris, TN and has lived in Georgetown, SC for 54 years.  After college, he worked in sales for 6 years, accounting for 18.5 years, and presently owns and operated his own manufacturing company in Georgetown, SC with his son Ryan.  He joined Sonshine Development LLC after seeing how well the Solar Spot 7 performs.

James Pinner

Born in Conway, SC in 1946 and was raised in Georgetown, SC.  He attended Coastal Carolina University where he was the first ever “MVP” (Most Valuable Player) for the Baseball Team. Jim has worked in Sales and Marketing for over 40 years.


With an “Active” Dual Axis Tracking System, the Solar Spot 7 follows the Sun from Sunrise to Sunset,
returning to the “Home” position after Sunset.

Tomorrow’s Technology, Today.

  • Active Dual-Axis Tracking System.

  • Patent Pending Black Solar Tubing.

  • Mixing Valve for blending cold water with hot water to optimize the water temperature.

  • Stand Alone System with Battery Backup to keep the Solar Spot 7 “Active” even during a  power outage.

Our Utility Patent covers Heating Water, HVAC, Drying Clothes and Heating Water for a Hot Tub or Swimming Pool.  We are currently concentrating on just one aspect of this Patent.  We are putting all of our time and effort into Systems for Heating Water.  We are calling this “Phase 1” with “Phase 2” being the HVAC portion of our Research and Development, “Phase 3” being a Clothes Dryer and “Phase 4” being Heating Water for Hot Tubs or Swimming Pools.  We will develop each Phase of our business as we grow into it. Once we get the Hot Water Heating business up and running, we will move on to the other Phases of our Business Plan.

We are concentrating our Sales efforts close to Aynor until we have installed 5 or 6 units.  Once we are sure that we have all of the “Bugs” worked out of our system design, we will broaden our sales area to include more counties in South Carolina.

Billy Pierce, our Director of Manufacturing and Production has enough room in his Manufacturing Facility in Andrews, SC for us to make 50 units per week.  That totals 2600 units per year before we would “Outgrow” his facility and have to make other arrangements.

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