Directory of Renewable Energy Contractors

The matrix below shows which businesses work with each renewable energy technology.  For additional details and contact information, click on the business name.  All businesses on this list are members of the Montana Renewable Energy Association.

 

Company Solar PV Wind Solar Thermal Other Technologies
Baker Light Industries
Alder
X   X Wood-fired boilers, heating system efficiency upgrades, ground-source heat pumps
Big Sky Custom Solar
East Helena
X   X Zero energy design
Boulder Hydro Limited Partnership
Missoula
      Hydroelectric generation
Bozeman Green Build
Bozeman
X X X Ground-source heat pumps
Cascade Electric
Great Falls
X X    
Choice Energy
Bozeman
    X Solar air heating
Dave Ryan PE 
Butte
  X   Mechanical systems
Harvest Solar
Bozeman
X      
Independent Power Systems
Bozeman
X X   Battery systems, engine generators
Intermountain Heating and Air Conditioning
Helena
      Ground-source heat pumps
Kenworthy Electric
Sheridan
X     Energy management, generators
Liquid Solar Systems
Bozeman
    X High efficiency boilers, on-demand water heaters
Moodie Implement Company
Great Falls
  X    
New Era Plumbing and Heating
Missoula
    X Ground-source heat pumps
Oasis Montana
Stevensville
X X   Efficient AC/DC and gas appliances 
Onsite Energy
Bozeman
X      
Pine Ridge Products
Belt
  X    
Radiant Engineering
Bozeman
    X Ground-source heat pumps, solar water pumps, wood-fired boilers
Remote Power Systems
Stevensville
X X   Micro-hydro
Renewable Energy Management LLC
Reed Point
X X    
REsource Energy LLC
Missoula
X   X  
Sage Mountain Center
Whitehall
X X X Green construction
SBS Solar
Missoula
X X X Ground-source heat pumps, energy efficiency audits and retrofits
Solar Montana
Helena
X X X  
Solar Plexus LLC
Missoula
X X X Micro-hydro
Solstice Energy Systems LLC
Bozeman
X X    
Sundance Solar Systems
Red Lodge
X X    
Sunelco
Victor
X X   Micro-hydro, hydrogen fuel cell
Thirsty Lake Solar LLC
Bozeman
X      
Treeline Strategy
Missoula
X     Energy efficiency
Valley View Electric
Helena
X     Biodiesel, bioenergy
Winpower West
Billings
X X X Generators

 

Details and Contact Information

Baker Light Industries
Contact: Wayne Baker
PO Box 183
Alder, MT 59710
406/596-1186
greenheatsys@gmail.com

Sell and install solar PV, solar thermal, wood-fired boilers, efficiency upgrades for all heating systems, geothermal heat pumps. 


Big Sky Custom Solar
Contact: Lee Bowers
PO Box 184
East Helena, MT 59635
406/439-2838
www.bigskycustomsolar.com
leebo@bigskycustomsolar.com

Consult, design, sell and install  solar PV and solar hot water (potable and heating); zero energy design consulting.


Boulder Hydro Limited Partnership
Contact: Lee Tavenner
400 W. Franklin
Missoula, MT 59801
406/728-5294
lee@solarplexus1.com

Qualifying facility selling hydroelectric power to NorthWestern Energy.

Certification: NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer*, Journeyman Electrician


Bozeman Green Build
Contact: John Palm
350 Heidner Trail
Bozeman, MT 59718
406/580-6068
www.bozemangreenbuild.com
info@bozemangreenbuild.com

Consult, design, sell and install solar PV, solar thermal, wind, and ground source heat pump systems; education/training for PV, solar thermal and ground-source heat pumps.

Certification: Two NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installers*; One NABCEP Certified Solar Thermal Installer*; One International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Certified Installer; NorthWestern Energy Qualified Solar Installer** 


Cascade Electric
Contact: Scott Wilson
P.O. Box 2909
Great Falls, MT 59403
406/453-3285
www.cascadelectric.com
scott@cascadelectric.com

Design, sell and install solar PV; electrical wiring for solar PV and wind systems.

Certification: Four master electricians, one electrical engineer.


Choice Energy
Contact: Paul House
P.O. Box 562
Bozeman, MT 59771
406/579-8394
www.choiceenergy.org
mychoiceenergy@gmail.com

Consult, design, sell and install solar air heating systems, primarily for barns, arenas, shops, airplane hangars, and industrial spaces with large south-facing walls.


David Ryan PE 
2910 Floral Blvd 
Butte, MT 59701 
406/490-6233
drpe@msn.com

Consults on all mechanical systems, with an emphasis on large wind plant development

Certification: Professional Engineer


Harvest Solar
Contact: Kyle MacVean
313 W Mendenhall St, Suite 2
Bozeman, MT 59715
406/600-7593
harvestsolarmt.com
kyle@harvestsolarmt.com 

Consult, design, sell, and install solar PV.  Specializing in residential and small-scale industrial solar PV, battery backup, and off-grid design.

Certification: Two Master Electricians


Independent Power Systems
Contact: Tony Boniface
2430 N. 7th Ave, Unit 6
Bozeman, MT 59715
406/587-5295
www.solarips.com

Consult, design, sell, and install solar PV, wind turbines, battery systems, and engine generators. 

Certification: One Master Electrician; Two Journeymen Electricians; NorthWestern Energy Qualified Solar and Wind Installer**


Intermountain Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
Contact: Debbie Patzer
1751 E. Lyndale
Helena, MT 59601
406/449-4567
www.intermountainheating.com
debbie@intermountainheating.com

Design and install geothermal heat pump systems.

Certification: International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Certified; NorthWestern Energy Preferred Equipment Contractor
 


Kenworthy Electric
Contact: Dan Kenworthy
PO Box 56
Sheridan, MT 59749
406/842-5865
www.kenworthyelectric.com
kenelec2@3rivers.net

Consult, design, sell, install, and service solar PV and generators.  Energy efficiency retrofits.  Full-service electrical contractor and Onan Generator dealer.

Certification: Montana State Unlimited Electrical Contractor; State Licensed Electricians; NorthWestern Energy Qualified Solar Installer** 
 


Liquid Solar Systems
Contact: Todd Hoitsma
621 E. Peach St.
Bozeman, MT 59715
406/581-1972
www.liquidsolarsystems.com
liquid.solar@mac.com

Consult, sell, and install, and provide do-it-yourself support for solar water heating, solar air heating, solar cooling (attic fans), high-efficiency boilers, and on-demand water heaters.

Certification: NABCEP Certified Solar Thermal Installer*; Northwestern Energy Preferred Equipment Contractor
 


Moodie Implement Company
Contact: Jon Foster
12 North Point Drive, PO Box 7188
Great Falls, MT 59406
406/788-2455
www.moodieimplement.com
jonf@moodieimplement.com

Sell and service wind turbines.

Certification: Endurance Wind Power certified technicians.
 


New Era Plumbing and Heating
Contact: Marc Hauger
P.O. Box 8004
Missoula, MT 59807
406/543-6465
www.newerapandh.com
theheatexchange@hotmail.com

Design, sell, and install solar water heating and ground-source heat pump systems.

Certification:  International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Certified
 


Oasis Montana
Contact: Chris Daum
436 Red Fox Lane
Stevensville, MT 59870
406/777-4309
www.oasismontana.com
info@oasismontana.com

Consult, sell, and installs solar PV and small residential wind systems; sell efficient AC/DC and gas appliances.

Certification: NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer*; NorthWestern Energy Qualified Solar Installer**


Onsite Energy
Contact: Orion Thornton
307 W. Villard Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
406/249-9912
www.osesolar.com
info@osesolar.com

Solar PV design, sales, installation, consulting, and system maintenance.  

Certification:  NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer*;  NABCEP Technical Sales Certification*NorthWestern Energy Qualified Solar Installer** 


Pine Ridge Products
Contact: Jenni Bryce
1646 E. Highwood Road
Belt, MT 59412
406/738-4283
www.pineridgeproducts.com
wlbryce@pineridgeproducts.com

Consult, sell, install, and manufacture small wind turbines. 

Certification: NABCEP Certified Small Wind Installer*; NorthWestern Energy Qualified Wind Installer**


Radiant Engineering
Contact: Troy Petermann
501 E. Peach St., Suite A
Bozeman, MT 59715
406/587-3442
www.radiantengineering.com
radiant@radiantengineering.com

Wholesale distributor of solar thermal, geothermal heat pumps, solar water pumping, and wood-fired boilers.  Design, consult, and manufacture specialty parts. 

Certification: Professional Engineer; NorthWestern Energy Preferred Equipment Contractor
 


Remote Power Systems
Contact: TJ Fite
171 Fite Lane
Stevensville, MT 59870
406/207-1414
remotepowersystems.com
john@remotepowersystems.com

Consult, design, sell, install, and service solar PV, wind, and micro-hydropower systems.

Certification: Master Electrician; NorthWestern Energy Qualified Solar and Wind Installer**
 


Renewable Energy Management LLC
Contact: Edward May
1074 Springtime Rd.
Reed Point, MT 59069
406/780-1173
http://rem-sun-wind.com/
ed.may.rem@gmail.com 

Consult, design, sell and install solar PV and wind systems.  

Certification: B.S. Aerospace Engineer
 


REsource Energy LLC
Contact: Greg and Dalit Guscio
323 Mount Ave.
Missoula, MT 59801
406/360-6374
www.resource-energy.net
info@resource-energy.net

Consult, design, sell and install solar PV and solar water heating systems.

Certification: NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer*; NorthWestern Energy Qualified Solar Installer**
 


Sage Mountain Center
Contact: Christopher Borton
79 Sage Mountain Trail
Whitehall, MT 59759
406/494-9875
www.sagemountain.org
cborton@sagemountain.org

Consultation, site assessments, seminars, tours, and workshops on solar PV, solar water heating, small wind systems, and green construction.
  


SBS Solar
Contact: Molly Bradford, Dan Brandborg
401 S. Orange St, Suite C
Missoula, MT 59801
406/541-8410
www.sbslink.com 
mbradford@sbslink.com
dbrandborg@sbslink.com

Sell, install, and consult on solar PV, solar water heating, wind, and geothermal heat pumps.  Energy efficiency audits and retrofits. 

Certification: NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer*Northwestern Energy Qualified Solar Installer**; LEED AP Architect; NAHB Green Homes; Northwest Energy Star Homes; Passiv House Consultant; BPI Certified; RESNET; Mechanical Engineer
 


Solar Montana
Contact: Jackson Isbell
324 Fuller Avenue, Suite C
Helena, MT 59601
406/442-4828
www.solarmontana.com
jack.isbell@solarmontana.com

Design, sell, and install solar PV, solar thermal water heating, and wind systems.

Certification: NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer*; NorthWestern Energy Qualified Solar Installer**
 


Solar Plexus LLC
Contact: Rip Hamilton
1605 Stephens Ave.
Missoula, MT 59801
406/721-1130
www.solarplexus1.com
info@solarplexus1.com

Design, install and service solar PV, hydroelectric, solar thermal, and small wind systems.  Also provide site assessments and a retail store.

Solstice Energy Systems LLC
Contact: Conor Darby
2740 Kid Curry Dr.
Bozeman, MT 59718
406/600-2075
www.solar-mt.com
solstice@solar-mt.com

Design, sell, install, and service residential and light commercial photovoltaic and wind energy systems.  Generator and battery-based power systems for off-grid and grid-tie applications.  Consultation in the areas of renewable energy system design, project financial planning, and utility and jurisdictional requirements.  Educational outreach through workshops for professional groups, community events for consumer groups, and presentations to school groups.  

Certification: NABCEP Certified PV Installer*;  NorthWestern Energy Qualified Installer**; Solar Energy International, Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Design Training (2004); Solar Power International (2007, 2008, 2009); Brooks Engineering Advanced Photovoltaic System Design Training (2010)
 


Sundance Solar Systems
Contact: Henry Dykema
67 Vernetti Rd.
Red Lodge, MT 59068
406/425-1153
www.sundancesolarmt.com
henry@sundancesolarmt.com

Consult, design, sell, and install on- and off-grid solar PV and wind energy systems.

Certification: Montana Contractor's License; NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer; NorthWestern Energy Qualified Solar and Wind Installer; 2011 recipient of Governor's award for "A Commitment to Clean, Green Energy and Conservation in the State of Montana."
 


Sunelco
Contact: Tom Bishop
2086 US HWY 93 N., Suite 130
Victor, MT 59875
406/642-6422
www.sunelco.com
tbishop@sunelco.com

Design, sell, install, and service solar PV and wind systems; design, sell, and service micro-hydro and hydrogen fuel cell systems.

Certification: two NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installers*, Journeyman Electrician; NorthWestern Energy Qualified Solar Installer**

Examples of solar systems installed by Sunelco:

 


Thirsty Lake Solar LLC
Contact: Jeff Wongstrom
701 N Bozeman Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
406/219-1119
www.thirstylakesolar.com
info@thirstylakesolar.com

Design, install, and maintain grid-tied and off-grid photovoltaic systems.

Certification: Licensed Residential Electrician; BS Material Science and Engineering; NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer*; NorthWestern Energy Qualified Solar Installer**

Examples of solar systems installed by Thirsty Lake Solar:


Treeline Strategy
Sustainability Consulting
Contact: Brett Rosenberg
2620 Woodland Ave.
Missoula, MT 59802
202/674-8104
http://treelinestrategy.com
brett@treelinestrategy.com

Sustainability consulting with a focus on energy and water efficiency and conservation.  Solar and energy efficiency consulting and regulatory assistance.



Valley View Electric
Contact: Dwight Rose
1545 Kodiak Rd.
Helena, MT 59602
406/431-6471
www.valleyviewelectricusa.com
valleyviewelectricmt@gmail.com 

Design, sell, install and consult on solar PV, biodiesel, and bioenergy systems.

Certification: Master Electrician; NorthWestern Energy Qualified Solar Installer**


Winpower West
Contact: Ben Reed
1710 1st Ave. North
Billings, MT 59101
406/252-1302
www.winpowerwest.com
info@winpowerwest.com

Consult, sell, install, and service wind turbines and solar PV; consult and sell solar thermal (liquid and air) systems; sell, install, and service power generators.


Updated April 9, 2014


*NABCEP Certified Installers: The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is a national certification organization for renewable energy installers.  NABCEP certification is widely recognized as the "gold standard" of installer certification.  For more information and a list of NABCEP certified installers in Montana, see NABCEP's website.

**NorthWestern Energy Qualified Solar and Wind Installers: Electric customers of NorthWestern Energy are eligible for Universal System Benefits (USB) incentives from the utility of up to $6,000 for a solar PV system and up to $10,000 for a small wind system.  To receive the incentive, the solar or wind system must be installed by a company that has been "qualified" by NorthWestern Energy.  For more information and a list of qualified solar and wind installers, see NorthWestern Energy's website.