+ Residential Team

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Jason Grant

  • Director of Sales
  • Jason has led the AES sales team as the Director of Sales since 2015. He got his start with the company as a Residential Solar Consultant in 2013. His solar career began in the 1990s when he was working in the telecommunication industry. During the 2000s, he worked as a design consultant before becoming Sales Manager for another solar integrator. Jason jokes his solar experience spans from the last millennium. He champions making the customers’ solar experience at AES as smooth and informed as possible.

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Chad Blanchard

  • Solar Design Consultant
  • Chad started working at SunPower® by Alternative Energy Systems in 2010. He got his start 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.
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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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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. As of Spring 2018, Ian is proud to have assisted over 250 homes move forward with solar. The most enjoyable characteristics of his role involve being able to meet face-to-face with community members and assisting them to make 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.
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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 more than 17 years of technical 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.
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Jim Mikles

  • Solar Design Consultant
  • Jim is an experienced renewable energy professional who will help you make the move to clean solar power with confidence you have made the right choice. His expert guidance has helped hundreds of satisfied customers meet their power needs and renewable energy financial goals. Jim values integrity, listening, and answering questions in the consulting process. His intelligent, straight-forward approach to all aspects of designing a solar project will provide you accurate information and deliver equipment and financing options custom tailored for your specific situation. Jim is a U.S. Army veteran, a Chico State University graduate, and a 30-year Northstate resident who cares deeply about his community and who works tirelessly to help people save money on their energy costs and reduce their dependence on utilities and unsustainable power.

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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. She chose to go with SunPower® by Alternative Energy Systems because of their quality of work, dedication to customer satisfaction, and amazing company culture. Kerrie lives in Redding with her husband, Nate, and their two dogs, Jadie and Ren. She is an active whole blood and platelet donor, and is a proud member of the national bone marrow registry. 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.
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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.