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Montana Renewable Energy Businesses

Last updated: July 13, 2016

NorthWestern Energy recently established qualification requirements for contractors interested in receiving Universal Systems Benefit (USB) renewable energy (RE) funds for RE projects within NorthWestern Energy’s electric service territory. Click here to see the list of qualified dealers/installers.  Click here to see the qualification requirements and a form for submitting an application.

Advanced Composting Systems, LLC

Shawn Coggins and Glenn Nelson
195 Meadows Road
Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone: 406-862-3854
Has 27 years of experience designing, manufacturing, and installing composting toilets.

Affordable Heating Inc.

Aaron Deventhal
120 Megan Lane
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Phone: 406-261-9824
E-mail: [email protected]
Has more than 20 years experience selling and installing geothermal, solar, and hydronic heating systems.

Alternative Energy Systems LLC

Mark Gray
4129 N. Park Trail
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: 406-761-7200
E-mail: [email protected]
Authorized Onan generator dealer, certified Bergey Windpower dealer and installer. Solar and wind water systems. Design, installation and service of renewable energy systems (net metering, off-grid, and hybrid applications). Complete line of renewable energy products.


Aaron Hanson
7655 Hwy 10 West
Missoula, MT 59808
Phone: 406-728-7020
E-mail: [email protected]
Provides system design and site assessments for photovoltaic, solar hot water, solar water-pumping, and radiant floor
heating systems, as well as whole-house integration of energy-efficient systems. Installs both off-grid and net metered systems. The company is an authorized Kohler and Onan generator dealer, and stocks a large quanity of alternative energy components, including PV panels. It also carries and installs Rinnai on demand water heaters and out door wood- fired boilers.

Big Sky Custom Solar LLP

L. Lee Bowers
P.O. Box 184
5495 Jimtown Road
East Helena, MT 59635
Phone: 406.439.2839
E-mail: [email protected]
Provides custom design and installation for solar hot water, solar electricity (PV) and wind energy systems for residential, public, and commercial properties.

Big Sky Solar and Wind

Walter Bernauer
PO Box 1285
Missoula, MT 59806
Phone: 406-360-5148
Email: [email protected]
Offers complete wind and solar system design, site evaluation, and installation. Also offers assistance with grants and tax incentives and energy consulting services, such as helping cusotmers reduce energy usage through energy education.

Bozeman Green Build

John Palm
350 Heidner Lane
Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone: 406-580-6068
Fax: 406-388-8828
E-mail: [email protected]
Solar PV dealer and installer.

Capital Communications Phanes Solar Division

Jason Schmidt
783 Carter Dr.
Helena, MT 59601-9711
Phone: 800-662-3662
Fax: 406-442-1220
E-mail: [email protected]
Offers design and installation for on-and off-grid systems. Sells and installs solar electric systems, wind generators 100 watts to 20 Kilowatts, solar water pumps, remote hybrid wind and solar communications systems, back-up battery banks or UPS systems, solar gate openers, solar tactical packable radio repeaters, solar attic fans, and much more. Recent installation photos can be viewed on the company website.

Coyote Energy, Inc.

Martin Wilde
Box 477

219 2nd Avenue NW
Choteau, MT 59422
Phone: 406-466-5929
E-mail: [email protected]
Martin Wilde launched Coyote Energy in 1991 to develop commercial wind projects and provide development services to the growing wind industry. Over the years, Mr. Wilde has worked with numerous partners to promote wind energy, including organizing an annual Montana Wind Symposium. Mr. Wilde helped install the first utility scale wind turbines on tribal lands and conceptualized the first large scale wind project in Montana, the 135 MW Judith Gap Wind Farm. The company offers a variety of consulting, development, and investor services.

Dearborn Solar Electric Co

Michael & Lumarie Strickland
633 Dearborn River Rd.
Cascade, MT 59421
Phone: 406-788-7023
Offers design, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of PV modules, wind generators for electricity and water pumping, inverters, charge controllers, high-efficiency refrigeration, AC and DC, high-efficiency fluorescent lights,and solar-powered water pumps. Mail-order available.

Del Sol Technologies, Inc.

Al Borrego
P.O. Box 6268
Bozeman, MT 59771
Phone: 406-570-8340
E-mail: [email protected]
Offers complete solar and wind system design, supply, installation and maintenance; site assessment; grid-tie and independent systems for residential and light commercial applications. NABCEP certified.

Efficient Radiant Systems, LLC

P.O. Box 64
Red Lodge, MT 59068
Phone: 406.321.7069
E-mail: [email protected]
Specializes in hot water heat and solar hot water system, including system design and installation. Also provides do-it-yourself kits.

Green Energy Systems

Nicholas Tomasetti
PO Box 10746
Bozeman, MT 59719
Phone: 406-579-7080
Email: [email protected]
Offers complete solar water-heating and HVAC system design, supply, installation, and maintenance.

Greenlight Electric

Ken Hammonds
509 19th St.
Great Falls, MT 59414


Gross Electric

William E Gross
638 Badrock Drive
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Phone: 406-892-4940
Fax: 406-892-4914
Offers design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Harvey's Plumbing & Heating

Ron Huber
262 Pronghorn Trail
Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone: 406-587-4669
E-mail: [email protected]
Design and install geothermal, solar thermal, and photovoltaic systems, as well as high-efficiency boilers, our highly competent staff of designers and installers will effectively address your needs. Staff can show you how to decrease your operating expenses and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.

Homestead Alternatives

David Williams
1551 Tubb Road
Belgrade, MT 59714
Phone: 406-388-0116
E-mail: [email protected]
Provides consulting services to homeowners and builders.  Provides heat loss / solar gain analysis for buildings, F-chart analysis for active solar, and building systems and materials. 

H & H Enterprises of Montana, Inc.

Allan Hardtke
280 Wind Cave Circle
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: 406-651-0566
Fax: 406-651-0533
Cell: 406-860-7400
E-mail: [email protected]
H & H Enterprises of Montana, Inc. is now a Southwest Windpower dealer in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, & Wyoming. The company produces AIR X, Whisper and Whisper Link wind turbines.

Independent Power Systems, Inc.

Tony Boniface
810 N. Wallace Ave., Suite A
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-587-5295
Fax: 406-587-5332
E-mail: [email protected]
IPS is a fully licensed and insured electrical contractor (MT #1865) providing renewable energy solutions since 1996. Expert designers and integrators provide turnkey systems for residential, commercial, and custom power systems, including photovoltaic, wind, generators, and full maintenance service. Staffed by four NABCEP Certified installers, two Master Electricians and one Journeyman Electrician.

Kenworthy Electric

Dan Kenworthy
PO Box 56
Sheridan, MT 59749
Phone: 406-842-5865
[email protected]

Liquid Solar Systems

Todd Hoitsma
702 E. Peach St.
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-581-1972
E-mail: [email protected]
Designs and installs solar thermal systems for residential and commercial applications in Bozeman and the surrounding region.

Montana Energy+Design

115 E. Callender St.
Livingston, MT 59047
Phone: 406-222-5100
E-mail: [email protected]
Provides design and consulting services on energy efficiency, building shell, energy audits, system sizing, passive solar, and more.

Mountain Pass Wind Co.

Steve Hicks
P.O. Box 394
White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645
Phone: 406-547-2266
E-mail: [email protected]
Since 1981, Mountain Pass Wind Co. has been providing design, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of solar and wind generation systems. Mail order available.

New Era Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Marc Hauger
814 Ivy Street
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 406-543-6465
Specializing in design and installation of commercial and residential solar hot water heating systems, geothermal heating and cooling, radiant heating, high-efficiency boilers and on-demand water heaters.  Serves Montana, Idaho, Washingotn, and Wyoming.

Northern Plains Wind Energy

Carolyn M. & David M Villa
3907 Lasso Lane
Billings, MT 59105
Phone: 406-256-9496
E-mail: [email protected]
Features Proven Wind Turbines in three sizes for residential, commercial and agricultural applications. Offers site reviews, and assessment of your energy usage to determine the size turbine appropriate for your needs.  The company will discuss grid connect, battery backup or boiler/tank heating as needed.  Also sells, installs, and provides annual maintenance checkups to maintain the five-year warranty.  Longevity is expected to be 20-25 years.  Proven Certified installers for the 2.5kW,  6kW and the 15kW systems.

Oasis Montana Inc.

Chris Daum
436 Red Fox Lane
Stevensville, MT 59828
Phone: 406-777-4309
Fax: 406-777-0830
E-mail: [email protected]
Alternative energy supplies, including solar panels (PV modules) regulators and controllers, inverters, batteries, wind generators, hydro turbines, energy-efficient and propane refrigerators; mail order, troubleshooting.

Palmer Electric Technology Energy Services, Inc. (P.E.T.E.S.)

Roger Petersen
2407 Havre Street
Missoula, MT  59801
[email protected]
P.E.T.E.S. is a  progressive electrical contractor located in the heart of Montana since 1979.  The company is a one-stop-shop for all your electrical and system integration needs. Services include electrical (commercial, residential, and industrial), lighting control and design, home theater, audio/video design and install, smart home wiring, intercom, automatic shades, system integration, solar systems, cctv, digital signage, and health tech.  Contact P.E.T.E.S. for a free consultation.

PineRidge Products

Jenni Bryce
Belt, MT 59412
Phone: 406-738-4283
E-mail: [email protected]
Certified Bergey Windpower products. Specializing in 10-kw and small 1-kw grid-intertied wind turbines.

Planetary Systems

William von Brethorst
Box 340
262 Badger Rd
Ennis, MT 59729
Phone: 406-682-5646
Fax: 406-682-5644
E-mail: [email protected]
Designs, sells and installs renewable energy systems including its Patented Power Package Systems with integrated solar and wind. Authorized Outback Power Systems OEM, Authorized BUDERUS hydronic heating systems dealer and installer. Exclusive WindEnergy distrubutor for small wind systems. Turnkey systems up to 20kw including water, heating and power design. Over 1936 systems worldwide since 1994.

Quality Solar

Jimmy Martin
31923 South Fork Yaak River Rd.
Troy, MT 59935
Phone: 406-295-5072

Radiant Engineering, Inc.

Dale Pickard
501 E Peach St., Suite A
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-587-3442
Fax: (406) 587-1617
E-mail: [email protected]
Provides advice, design, equipment and labor to complete systems incorporating hydronic radiant floor heating, hot water baseboard and radiators, high-performance boilers, advanced controls and monitors. Also specializes in geothermal systems and active solar water heating.

Remote Power Systems

4071 A Eastside Rd.
Stevensville, MT 59878
Phone: 406-207-1414 or 406-369-2814
[email protected]
Licensed electrical contractor specializing in alternative energy systems and generators. Dealer, design, installation, custom manufacturing and service for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Portable systems available.

Rocky Mountain Renewable Energy

Carl Elwert
P.O. Box 601
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
Phone: 406-763-4718
Solar electric, solar water heating, wind, and small hydro system design and installation.

Sage Mountain Center

Chris Borton and Linda Welsh
79 Sage Mountain Trail
Whitehall, MT 59759
Phone: 406-494-9875
E-mail: [email protected]
Sage Mountain Center offers an array of seminars, workshops, tours and consultation services in Renewable Energy.  For more information, see the SMC website.

Solar Montana LLC

P.O. Box 4196
Helena, MT 59604
Phone: 406-459-9460
E-mail: [email protected]
Alternative energy products, design, and installations, including solar, wind, and hydro.

Solar Plexus

Lee Tavenner
1605 Stephens Ave., Suite B
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone/Fax: 406-721-1130
E-mail: [email protected]
Design, supply, install, and troubleshoot hydroelectric, solar, wind and generator/ battery/inverter systems.

Sundance Solar Systems

Henry & Barbara Dykema
P.O. Box 4404
Luther, MT 59051
Phone: 406-425-1153
E-mail: [email protected]
Design, sell and install residential PV systems; PV pumping systems; mail order, design, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting.

Sunelco, Inc.

Tom & Nilda Bishop
2086 US Hwy 93 North
Victor, MT 59875
Phone: 888-SUNELCO or 406-642-6422
Fax: 406-642-9768
E-mail: [email protected]
Sunelco has been in business since 1985 and is one of the oldest and most trusted renewable energy businesses in the United States. Sunelco publishes the Sunelco Planning Guide and Product Catalog which is currently in its 17th edition (available online or in the showroom). Sunelco specializes in solar, wind and micro hydro systems for remote homes and grid- connected installations, as well as telecom and stock- watering systems. The company also added PEM hydrogen fuel cells and electrically assisted bicycles to its product line.

Sustainable Building Systems

Dan Brandborg
140 S. 4th St. W, Unit 2
Missoula, MT  59801
Phone: 406-541-8410
[email protected]
SBS offers consulting, design and installation services for grid tied residential and commercial PV systems, and small-scale wind turbines. SBS also offers an integrated suite of energy efficiency and sustainable building services to reduce energy consumption, improve indoor air quality, and move buildings toward a more sustainable operations model.  We provide new construction and retrofit clients with comprehensive building analysis, allowing them to implement the technologies, materials and financing solutions that will best suit their project.

Thirsty Lake Solar

Jeff Wongstrom
P.O. Box 538
Eureka, MT 59917
Phone: 406-889-5324
Fax: 406-889-5324
E-mail: [email protected]
Thirsty Lake Solar is located in Northwest Montana and has been run from off-grid facilities by owner/operator Jeff Wongstrom since its beginning in 2003.  The company specializes in the design and installation of both grid-tie and off-grid solar electric systems.  Jeff is NABCEP-certified and has been living off-grid since 1997.  For more information, visit the company website.

Wind Park Solutions America, LLC

Bob Quinn & Wendy Kleinsasser
154 Johannes Ave. East
PO Box 70
Big Sandy, MT 59520
Phone: 406-378-2232
Fax: 406-378-2657
E-mail: [email protected]
Wind Park Solutions American LLC is wind energy consulting company, specializing in turn-key project development.

Winpower West

Ben Reed & Cary Probst
1710 1st Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-252-1302
E-mail: [email protected]
Winpower West has 25 years of renewable energy design, sales, and installation, including solar PV, wind turbines (certified sales and installation for many of the world's leading small-scale wind turbines), solar water pumping, and solar thermal. Applications include net metering, off-grid, and hybrid applications designed for home, business, and farm/ranch. Authorized Winpower & WINCO generator dealer/service center, and manufacturer of the Self Starter Generator for remote power applications (integrates into renewable energy applications, water pumping, etc.).

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