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
|X||X||Wood-fired boilers, heating system efficiency upgrades, ground-source heat pumps|
|Big Sky Custom Solar
|X||X||Zero energy design|
|Boulder Hydro Limited Partnership
|Bozeman Green Build
|X||X||X||Ground-source heat pumps|
|X||Solar air heating|
|Dave Ryan PE
|Independent Power Systems
|X||X||Battery systems, engine generators|
|Intermountain Heating and Air Conditioning
|Ground-source heat pumps|
|X||Energy management, generators|
|Liquid Solar Systems
|X||High efficiency boilers, on-demand water heaters|
|Moodie Implement Company
|New Era Plumbing and Heating
|X||Ground-source heat pumps|
|X||X||Efficient AC/DC and gas appliances|
|Pine Ridge Products
|X||Ground-source heat pumps, solar water pumps, wood-fired boilers|
|Remote Power Systems
|Renewable Energy Management LLC
|REsource Energy LLC
|Sage Mountain Center
|X||X||X||Ground-source heat pumps, energy efficiency audits and retrofits|
|Solar Plexus LLC
|Solstice Energy Systems LLC
|Sundance Solar Systems
|X||X||Micro-hydro, hydrogen fuel cell|
|Thirsty Lake Solar LLC
|Valley View Electric
Sell and install solar PV, solar thermal, wood-fired boilers, efficiency upgrades for all heating systems, geothermal heat pumps.
Consult, design, sell and install solar PV and solar hot water (potable and heating); zero energy design consulting.
Qualifying facility selling hydroelectric power to NorthWestern Energy.
Certification: NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer*, Journeyman Electrician
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**
Design, sell and install solar PV; electrical wiring for solar PV and wind systems.
Certification: Four master electricians, one electrical engineer.
Contact: Paul House
P.O. Box 562
Bozeman, MT 59771
Consult, design, sell and install solar air heating systems, primarily for barns, arenas, shops, airplane hangars, and industrial spaces with large south-facing walls.
Consults on all mechanical systems, with an emphasis on large wind plant development
Certification: Professional Engineer
Contact: Kyle MacVean
313 W Mendenhall St, Suite 2
Bozeman, MT 59715
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
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**
Design and install geothermal heat pump systems.
Certification: International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Certified; NorthWestern Energy Preferred Equipment Contractor
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**
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
Sell and service wind turbines.
Certification: Endurance Wind Power certified technicians.
Design, sell, and install solar water heating and ground-source heat pump systems.
Certification: International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Certified
Consult, sell, and installs solar PV and small residential wind systems; sell efficient AC/DC and gas appliances.
Contact: Orion Thornton
307 W. Villard Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
Solar PV design, sales, installation, consulting, and system maintenance.
Consult, sell, install, and manufacture small wind turbines.
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
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
Consult, design, sell and install solar PV and wind systems.
Certification: B.S. Aerospace Engineer
Consult, design, sell and install solar PV and solar water heating systems.
Consultation, site assessments, seminars, tours, and workshops on solar PV, solar water heating, small wind systems, and green construction.
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
Contact: Jackson Isbell
324 Fuller Avenue, Suite C
Helena, MT 59601
Design, sell, and install solar PV, solar thermal water heating, and wind systems.
Design, install and service solar PV, hydroelectric, solar thermal, and small wind systems. Also provide site assessments and a retail store.
Examples of solar and hydro systems installed by Solar Plexus:
Solstice Energy Systems LLC
Contact: Conor Darby
2740 Kid Curry Dr.
Bozeman, MT 59718
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)
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."
Design, sell, install, and service solar PV and wind systems; design, sell, and service micro-hydro and hydrogen fuel cell systems.
Examples of solar systems installed by Sunelco:
Design, install, and maintain grid-tied and off-grid photovoltaic systems.
Examples of solar systems installed by Thirsty Lake Solar:
- Lincoln Electric Co-op Demonstration Project
- Flathead Electric Co-op Demonstration Project
- Sun Point Vault Toilet
- Thirsty Lake Solar Bozeman
- Thirsty Lake Solar Eureka
- Collins Residence
- Wood Residence
- Coolidge Cabin
- Carvey Residence
- Tuckered Outpost
- North Fork Flathead Wood Shop
- North Fork Flathead Residence
- Cooper Residence
- Owens Residence
- Malloy Residence
- Lukes Residence
- Gollehon Residence
- Ruggles Residence
- Prager Residence
- Warren Residence
- The Grass Chopper
- Meyers Residence
- Cummings Residence
Sustainability consulting with a focus on energy and water efficiency and conservation. Solar and energy efficiency consulting and regulatory assistance.
Design, sell, install and consult on solar PV, biodiesel, and bioenergy systems.
Certification: Master Electrician; NorthWestern Energy Qualified Solar Installer**
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.