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Personal Information:

Name: Orion Thornton
Residence Address: 307 W. Villard St.
City, State: Bozeman, MT
Zip Code: 59715
Residence Telephone Number: 406-249-9912
E-mail address:
Year of Birth: 1978

Personal Comments:

I have been involved in the Montana solar energy industry for over ten years, both as an industry professional and advocate through education and community outreach. As a Montana native I grew up off the grid, and gained an interest in self-sufficiency and alternative energy sources at a young age. My professional career in the solar industry began when he completed an A.A.S. degree in Photovoltaic (Solar Electric) Design and Installation from San Juan College in 2006 and was quickly hired by Independent Power Systems of Bozeman as a system designer/installer. Gained NABCEP Certification in 2008 and In 2012 I founded OnSite Energy with a goal of providing premier solar electric services throughout the Northern Rockies.

Having served on the board of directors for the Montana Renewable Energy Association (MREA) since 2014, I currently reside as the organization’s Vice President. As a contract instructor for Solar Energy International (SEI), I enjoy teaching the fundamentals of grid-tied and battery-based solar electric systems to students from all over the world.

My family and I reside in a net-zero energy home, powered by solar electricity, solar hot water, and wood heat. Dedicated to a lifetime of teaching, living, and working with renewable energy technologies, I am hopeful for Montana’s clean energy future…and works tirelessly to help make that future a reality.

Business Information:

Business Name: OnSite Energy Inc.
Business Address: 619 N. Church Ave
Suite/Unit/Apt #: #4
City, State: Bozeman, MT
Zip Code: 59715
Business Telephone: 406-581-6135
Business FAX:  
Business Email Address:
Business Website:
Business Founded Month-Year: February 2012
Principal Product or Service: Renewable Energy Sales, Design and Installation
License or Contractor Number: MT State Contractor #207887
NABCEP PV (or Wind) Installation Professional Certification Date:: March 08

Business Comments:

OnSite Energy, Inc. is a locally owned solar power contractor based out of Bozeman, Montana, specializing in solar electric (photovoltaic) project development, design, and installation. With a strong commitment to the advancement of solar power in Montana, combined with extensive industry knowledge and expertise, our goal is to empower our community members through the use of clean renewable energy…and we truly believe solar is for everyone. I am a partner/owner of the business.

Last Updated: Jun 5, 2017

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