Creative Energies


Renewable Energy Since 2001

Creative Energies is a community of adventurous solar craftsmen who care deeply about our customers and the environment. We are engaged in our communities, live healthy outdoor lifestyles, and try to balance the needs of work and family. We practice what we preach by operating out of Net Zero Energy offices that utilize energy efficient and passive designs, and photovoltaic systems. Many of our staff have renewable energy on their own homes. Creative Energies is devoted to the mountain towns we work, live, and play in. We have come together to do our part in sustaining this amazing world we share. Creative Energies is a member of Amicus Solar, sharing best practices and aggregating purchasing power with this group of regional solar providers.

Our company’s history began in 2001 when Creative Energies’ founders, Andy Tyson and Scott Kane noticed a problem. Climate change and regional air quality were becoming worse and our country was hooked on foreign oil. As former environmental educators with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Scott and Andy knew it was time to change our nations’ energy production methods. 

At the end of the 20th century, great advancements had been achieved in renewable technologies. Solar, wind power, hydro power, and geothermal achieved incredible leaps in efficiency, cost and reliability. Although these technologies were on the rise, competent renewable energy providers were scarce. Scott and Andy, with the addition of Toby Schmidt, a fellow NOLS instructor, received the training and gained the experience to install renewable energies. 

In the first eight years of business, we offered services in all forms of renewable energy; solar for mountain cabins, wind power for remote ranches, solar hot water heating, passive solar home design, ground source heat pumps and micro-hydroelectric systems. If it reduced conventional fuel use, is was a good thing.

Among those renewable energy technologies, a clear winner arose. Grid connected solar electric (photovoltaic) systems became more reliable and more cost effective than any of the other options. We narrowed our focus to specialize in solar energy. Today our focus is on residential, commercial, public facilities as well as off grid solar power. 

Today, we are a focused, dynamic company with head quarters in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. Our steady growth in the renewable energy market has extended our areas of operation throughout the Rocky Mountain West.  


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