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.