Meet Our Team

Expert Residential Solar Panel Installers

Our North Valley Residential Solar Installation Team

The Knowledge & Experience to Help Your Home

At SunPower® by Alternative Energy Systems, our professional team offers the best in solar energy to residents of the North Valley. Our residential team is highly-trained, knowledgeable, and committed to providing personal solar solutions for your home.

Call our North Valley solar installation company at 855.419.1488 for a free in-home solar estimate to learn more about affordable residential solar solutions.

  • Chad Blanchard, Solar Design Consultant: Chad started working at SunPower® by Alternative Energy Systems in 2010. He began working in the solar industry in the Bay Area in 2006 as a design consultant, NABCEP-certified solar installer, and a service technician. Chad enjoys connecting personally with his clients and strives to offer a truly consultative approach to those seeking relief from their utility company. Chad lives in a “Sunpowered” Chico home with his delightful wife, two young children, and a black lab. They enjoy going to the creek near their home, camping with friends, and biking and hiking together.

  • Kerrie Feil, Solar Design Consultant: Kerrie graduated from California State University, Chico with a bachelor's degree in business administration-management with an option in project management. At the time of graduation she received three job offers and decided to go with SunPower® by Alternative Energy Systems because of their quality of work, their dedication to customer satisfaction, and their amazing company culture. Kerrie lives in Redding with her to-be husband, Nate, and their dog, Jadie. Committed to fostering long-term relationships, Kerrie looks forward to developing and executing projects that not only meet her customer's needs, but also ensure a high-quality product that will last for generations.

  • Ian Harck, Solar Design Consultant: Ian joined SunPower® by Alternative Energy Systems in 2013 as an Inside Sales Assistant. After spending nearly a year in that position, he was ready to join the Residential Solar Consultant team. This role provides prospective customers with all the information they need to move forward with solar energy for their home. The most enjoyable characteristics of this role involve being able to meet face-to-face with community members and assist them in making a decision that will ultimately improve their lives and property. Ian has plenty of information to share and is an enthusiastic advocate of our customer-focused approach to solar energy. Away from the office, Ian enjoys cycling and sharing time with friends and family.

  • Scott Huber, Solar Design Consultant: Scott encouraged the acquisition of our well-respected competitor and fellow SunPower dealer in the Yuba City area, All Solar Electric, where he had been serving as design consultant. With over 20 years in consultative sales, and 16 as one of the top-producing Century 21 real estate agents in the nation, Scott was looking for a sales position that contributed to the “greater good.” In solar he found a product that not allowed him to help customers gain control over their energy costs, but contributed to the health of the environment. A 1981 graduate of Chico State, Scott has worked as a field biologist, adventure tour guide, park ranger and is a published author. With his wife and three children, Scott has had the good fortune to travel widely, usually to indulge in his passion for bird identification.

  • Jenny Johnson, Solar Design Consultant: Jenny joined SunPower® by Alternative Energy Systems in 2016 with an extensive background in solar energy and sales. She grew up in the North State, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Energy & Sustainability from Pennsylvania State University. With over 17 years of sales experience Jenny is a knowledgeable consultant working to ensure her clients are informed of their solar options and working together to find the best fit for their situation.

  • Jim Mikles, Solar Design Consultant: Jim joined the solar industry when he began looking for ways to lower his family’s high utility rates and carbon impact. He found that solar was a fun and interesting way to meet new people throughout the North Valley by helping them look at solar saving options. Jim has worked at SunPower® by Alternative Energy Systems since 2014. He brings a complete understanding of solar benefits for homeowners. He can clearly explain design considerations for roof and ground mounted solar systems and clarify all available funding options. His collaborative approach results in custom solar solutions tailored to the homeowner’s exact needs and desires. Jim’s customers say they enjoy his friendly demeanor, expert advice, low-pressure style and hard-working diligence.

  • Chelsea Pavone, Solar Design Consultant: Chelsea comes to us from RevoluSun, another SunPower® dealer, where she's been riding the "solar coaster" and lots of clear blue waves in the other west coast state of Hawaii. At RevoluSun she was one of the senior project developers in residential sales and got to know the industry as well business development. As an independent employee she focused on networking and building relationships with lead generators. She moved to Chico just a few days ago and even though she grew up in the area it's been almost 20 years since living here and she's enjoying exploring her new town. She's ready to get to know people, so if you have groups, networking clubs, or social event that you are a part of, let her know, she needs some new connections! When not saving the planet by helping people go solar, she enjoys yoga, volleyball, zumba, all things foodie, gardening, cave exploring, lounging at the river, art shows, and, of course, anything ocean related.

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