We can provide a variety of solutions:

  • Primary and backup electricity
  • Solar - Wind - Hydro - Fossil Fuel
  • Battery backup systems
  • Off grid or grid interactive
  • Water pumping
  • Hot water
  • Water purification
  • Data acquisition and transmission
  • Communications

For a variety of remote applications:

  • Remote homes, businesses and lodges
  • Portable systems for camps
  • Farm and ranch irrigation
  • Repeater stations
  • Sun / wind / water / climate gauging and monitoring
  • Oil and gas field galvanic protection and telemetry

We are bush-savvy and frequently work in very remote areas. We have deployed systems by float plane, helicopter, whitewater raft, panga, canoe, and backpacking.Your application is likely much easier!


We provide a wide variety of services:

  • Consulting: Make sure your ideas are workable before you break ground or start buying equipment. Hourly rates; by email, phone or in person.
  • Appraisals and safety inspections: We can work with real estate agents, home buyers and sellers, and home and business owners to determine the condition and safety of installed equipment. Don't get burned...or be in danger of burning up.
  • Site assessments: An accurate site assessment is critical to successful system design and operation. We are trained in solar, wind, hydro, water pumping, and communications site assessments and will provide you with a detailed report so you can best site your equipment.

Homebrew Wind Power Hands-On Workshop - North Carolina 2019

Last year's graduating class of small wind students

March 25 - 30, 2019 at the Handy Village Institute, Saxaphaw, NC

Five days of intense, hands-on small wind turbine theory and fabrication at a wonderful facility hosted by a non-profit organization dedicated to appropriate technology. 

More information and registration link here.

Installing solar and batteries by helicopter - Canada

Installing solar 100 miles from the nearest road is a challenge, but we have ways to do it! Installations in the bush are always an adventure.

Solar panels are too big to fit inside a heli, and lead-acid batteries are HAZMAT, no-go from the pilot Sure, stow the batteries in the side basket, but then the ship is unbalanced. So this is how we do it up in Canada at the Damdochax River Lodge, eh? Along with gasoline cans, drums of Jet-A, propane tanks, chainsaws, brush hogs, food, (beer), appliances, sawmills, ATVs, jetboats....

Specializing in remote, off-grid installations has not been particularly profitable. But it sure is fun! Bring it on, we can go anywhere.

Three New Renewable Energy Classes Scheduled for NABCEP CEUs

Renewable Energy Systems -- Firefighter Safety and Outreach - 6 NABCEP CEUs

November 28-29, 2016, 8:00 - 11:00 AM - At the Ecotech Institute, Aurora, Colorado

Also available on live Skype video stream, Contact Us for more information and login information.

OSHA Advanced Competent Climber and Rescuer class - Michigan, September 2016

Another boring day at the office...

If you need your tower climbing certs renewed for your job, or you want to get the best training possible for a new job or your own projects, come join us at Vertical Safety Solutions in LeRoy, Michigan, September 27 - 28, 2016.

SS-313 - Advanced Competent Climber and Rescuer - $975
Available as an open enrollment class in LeRoy, MI.

Homebrew Wind Power Workshops -- North Carolina, Oct - Nov 2016

Wind Turbine Design and Construction Workshop - October 31 - November 5, 2016 - at the Handy Village Institute, Graham, North Carolina

Wind Turbine Towers Workshop - November 7 - 12, 2016 - at the Handy Village Institute, Graham, North Carolina

Both of these workshops are HANDS-ON, at a gorgeous facility hosted by awesome people dedicated to educating folks in how to achieve a sustainable lifestyle. We hope to see you there!

Off-Grid Systems - ADVANCED CLASS - April 19-21, 2016

April 19-20, 2016, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the Ecotech Institute, 1400 S Abilene, Aurora, CO
April 21, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Iron Edison Battery, 12860 West Cedar Drive #105, Lakewood, CO

COST: $50 per person; cash, check or credit card upon arrival, please call 970-672-4342 or email to reserve your spot.

NABCEP CEUs: 8 hours total for all sessions, individual days also for credit. Credit breakdown:
CODE 0/6
PV INSTALLATION: JTA 6/6 or Elective 6/6
PV TECH SALES: JTA 6/12 or Elective 6/6
SH INSTALLER: JTA/Primary Reference 0/12 or Elective 6/6


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