Patrick Cleary is a mechanical engineer, electronics designer, and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. From a very young age, he was possessed by the desire to understand the world around him. What began as a drive to take everything apart soon turned into a passion for electronics and product design. By the time he graduated high school, he had a small army of projects under his belt; from backyard blast furnaces, to handmade speaker cabinets, to a robotic potato-launching bazooka. His nearly two decades of musical training, together with the unquenchable thirst for technical creativity, left New York City as the obvious next step in his story. So, upon receiving his high school diploma from The Baldwin School of Puerto Rico, he set off to study engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Driven by his passion to combat climate change, Patrick first joined Quixotic Systems during his senior year at Stevens. His precise engineering drawings and data collection techniques helped put Quixotic on track for a year and a half of successful solar projects. After earning his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering in May 2016, he continued as a full-time Associate Engineer. While working at Quixotic he has boosted operational efficiency by implementing systems for asset management, rich data collection, and remote team coordination. His detail-oriented approach has proven instrumental while troubleshooting legacy projects and installing new ones – for example, the Bronx’s first building-integrated PV system. By designing custom systems tailored specifically to the solar industry, Patrick is helping the Quixotic Systems team on its path as New York City’s premier solar installer.