Solar Montana

About Solar Montana

Solar Montana:  Experience Matters

Installing solar is a long term investment.  You want a contractor who is going to be around to answer questions, and service the product they install if necessary.  We have been installing solar since 2005, the longest in the Helena area . Solar Montana is here for the long haul with a proven track record of success.  We’ve seen a lot of changes in this fast growing industry since then, and we make a point to stay up to date on the best available technology for our customers.

Isbell next to Helena High School solar array

Performance Monitoring

Investing in solar is a lot about comparing the installation costs with expected savings.  Our state of the art modelling tools help us design a solar array specific to your site and energy needs.  Lifetime system performance monitoring lets you see what you solar array is doing once it’s installed


Working together to meet YOUR goals

People are interested in solar power for many good reasons.  Utility bill savings, ecological footprint, or energy independence.  Whatever your goals with solar energy may be, we are here to help you with the best information, products, and quality installation.

Jack Isbell

Solar Montana was established in the spring of 2005 by Jackson Isbell, the  owner/operator.   Since then, Solar Montana has installed and serviced over 500 alternative energy systems in Helena and the surrounding area.  We pride ourselves in providing a thorough and intimate installation service for every system we install.

Jackson Isbell’s Qualifications:

  • SEI International PV Design & Installation Training
  • NABCEP Certified Solar Professional (since 2008)
  • OSCHA Trained
  • Board Member of the Montana Renewable Energy Association and Chair of the Industrial Engagement Committee
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Information Systems from the University of Montana.

(406) 459-9460

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Justin Bjerke

Justin joined Solar Montana in spring 2018. Trained by Jack Isbell and Mark Whitman in solar installations and technologies. With a background in telecommunications and many construction industries Justin has found that solar is both a challenge and rewarding. He enjoys working with the local Montana customers and his coworkers. He has installed and worked on over 200 PV systems in Montana.  He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, being outdoors, speaking spanish, and photography. “I look forward to working for you or your business”

(406) 594-1370

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Matt Goudreau

Matt is a recent transplant from Alaska and joined Solar Montana in 2020.  His interest in solar came from retrofitting a cargo van to a solar powered, off-grid home which he spent nearly 2 yrs living out before settling in Helena.  Previous work experience includes designing and maintaining cathodic protection systems, project management, and field engineering.  His other activities include rock climbing, backcountry skiing, and mountain biking.


  • NABCEP PV Associate ™
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering w/ Electrical Engineering minor from Northern Arizona University


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