Solar Montana

About Solar Montana

Solar Montana:  Experience Matters

Solar Montana has been installing solar throughout central Montana since 2005 and has a proven track record of success. Solar energy is a long-term investment, and it is imperative that there is a contractor who can answer questions and service the product they install. Our contractors are not only knowledgeable, informative, and dependable, but are also exceptional workers who are passionate about what they do. Throughout the previous decades, the solar industry has exponentially grown. Due to this, we at Solar Montana make it a priority to stay up to date on the most reliable, affordable, and environmentally 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 modeling tools help us design a solar array specific to your site and energy needs.  Lifetime system performance monitoring lets you see what your solar array is doing once it’s installed.


Working together to meet YOUR solar 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.

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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