Testimonials
What People are Saying About Alt E Wind & Solar
Best decision we have ever made!! Have not paid an electric bill for 2.5 years thanks to Rick and Alt E Wind and Solar!!
 
Doug & Sheryl Hitchens
Alt E Wind & Solar was professional from the design phase and through construction.  Very knowlegeable and easy to contact with questions that arise after the system is up and running.
 
Tearsa Hinz
I'm averaging 1150kwh per month.  Starting this month I should have nothing but $11 connect fees until the end of the year.  Very pleased with Alt E Wind & Solar!
 
Jim Johnson

We are very happy with our solar from Alt E Wind & Solar.  We are saving 60% on our electric bill and that does not  factor in the increases in electric costs over the last few years.  We also have to take into consideration that Joe likes light and that means in every room and even in daylight, lights tend to get left on.  We saved $1,750 the first year so whats not to like.
 
Joe & Patty Pike

We decided to make a long-term investment in curbing the cost of our electrical bills, since they had doubled in the last 10 years.  In one year, we have saved 31,620 kwh in energy usage or $3258.00. With rebates from Xcel and a state and federal grant, it was a wise investment.  Alt E Wind & Solar was instrumental in coordinating the whole process.  Thanks Alt E Wind & Solar!
 
Manweiler Hardware, Inc.
Janice Glines, Rick and Heather Anthony
Our solar array has eliminated our electric bill.  Alt E Wind & Solar was professional and Rick's communication was excellent throughout the process.  Additionally, Rick helped us understand all our options and he designed a system that completely meets our goals. I would highly recommend Alt E Wind & Solar to anybody interested in solar!
 
Paul & Georgia Graham

Our install took place just over a year ago and it was a rather complex grid-tie solar system with back up batteries, which was important for my husband to be able to be off the grid and still have electricity should something catastrophic occur.  Rick worked tirelessly making sure he had all the information to equip us with the best system to meet our needs.  He promised 100% satisfaction and we received 110% satisfaction.  Unlike most companies that we have worked with who have great communication until we sign and pay, Rick has been there for us before, during, and most importantly after.  Thank you Alt E Wind & Solar!
 
Dave & Brenda Farstad
We are very happy with our solar system.  Not only is our electric bill non existent but we have received a payment every month for the extra energy we produced.  We checked around  before using Alt E Wind & Solar but found Rick to be more professional and educational in his selling with no high pressure involved.   We highly recommend Alt E Wind & Solar.  Even our financial adviser was impressed with the return on this investment. The most time consuming part of owning this solar system is going to the bank each month to deposit the check. We really do enjoy our system!

Rick and Barb Scanlan


I had a lazy IRA that just bobbed up and down with the stock market. Putting pencil to paper I determined that these dollars would generate a better return with a home solar array. Federal tax credits, energy company incentives and being a net contributor to the electrical grid made the decision easy. I have worked with contractors for more than 20 years. Alt E Wind and Solar did an excellent job with the array installation and customer service.

Gil Mulley


I enjoyed working with Rick. He delivered our system as promised and solar panels have been producing electricity at their predicted ouptut level for the first 8 months of operation.

Hosein Naaseh


Alt E Wind & Solar exceeded my expectations.  Throughout the process, options and schedule were thoroughly explained.  Changes were minimal and they worked closely and responsively with us to avoid any conflicts.  It was a wonderful experience.
 
Leland & Stacey Lorentzen
Absolutlely fabulous service! Rick went way out of his way to get us back on track after we procrastinated making our decision to go ahead with the system so we would not lose our rebate from Xcel Energy.
 
Greg & Karen Hendrixson
I thought everything was great and everyone was very nice and informative!  Alt E Wind & Solar completed there work on schedule and were very professional.  We would tell other people about Alt E Wind & Solar - two thumbs up!  Thanks for everything!
 
Nick & Shirley Connor
Alt E Wind & Solar is a professional organization that goes the extra mile to insure they deliver everything they promise.  We were very pleased with their work and their can do attitude during the installation and start-up.  To bad electric utilities are not as responsive.  We would use them again and not hesitate to recommend them to anyone considering solar.
 
Stan & Jessie Meschievitz
The team at Alt E Wind & Solar managed our entire solar installation. Thorough and detail-oriented, they were easy to work with and navigated the various forms and licensing to enable our project. They designed a PV system that provides for our electric consumption, and has a strong, tax-free return on investment.  Should mention that all our neighbors think the panels look cool! 

Nate & Colleen Wolf

We had been wanting to go solar for some years, but it was not until we met Rick at Alt E Wind & Solar that our dream became possible.   As a family run local business with low overhead, Alt E Wind & Solar was less expensive than other alternatives for the same or better quality.  It was a pleasure working with Rick & Nick.  They explained the process in detail, keep us informed every step of the way, and finished installation exactly on schedule.  Our new system has only been running for a few weeks now, but all is going very well.  It is wonderful to watch our electric meter spin backwards!  Rick also had great suggestions that we followed for financing as well.  We will highly recommend Alt E Wind & Solar to neighbors and friends.  
 
John Murino

We are very pleased with how our project turned out.  Alt E Wind & Solar was great to deal with from start to finish.  Great communication throughout the whole process.  Excellent product.

Jared and Jamie Bodine

If you are serious about going solar, call Rick at Alt E Wind & Solar.  He comes with our highest recommendations.  We pined for, yet waited, for a high quality solar install for the last 10 years.  Now we are elated with the results.  Thank you Rick, Nick, Amy and staff.  

Rhys and Judy Christensen
Our experience with Alt E Wind & Solar was very positive.  As an engineer, I work with contractors on a fairly frequent basis, so communication, knowledge, punctuality, quality products, workmanship, keeping a clean and safe work site, and good service, all are on my radar.  Rick, Nick, and crew completed our solar installation on time and on budget, despite frequent Spring storms at our mountain location during the installation time window.  Communications from Rick on the progress of permitting, inspections, and installation were timely.  Our grid-tied solar installation was just completed a few weeks ago, but so far it is performing as designed.  I would certainly recommend Alt E Wind & Solar to anyone looking to install grid-tied solar.
 
Eric Harmon

My wife and I have dreamed of going solar for years. When the time came to take action we compared several proposals and the decision to choose Alt E Wind and Solar was easy. Rick Pike is a pleasure to deal with. He is very knowledgable, patient and showed genuine care in our project. He managed the entire project from beginning to end making the whole process easy. We now have a 11.44 kW solar array generating enough energy for our entire annual consumption. Saving money and doing our bit for the planet thanks to Alt E Wind and Solar.
 
Piers Daniell

We are very excited to see how our solar array performs! It has been a pleasure to work with all of you and we truly feel like we made the right choice to with Alt E Wind & Solar!
 
Andy & Kay Donelson
Rick, Nick, and company installed our system at the specified time, handled the paperwork, and kept us informed at all times. It couldn't have been better!  

Terry & Helen Meek
Alt E Wind and Solar was contracted to expand the Solar PV test facility at Ampt, LLC. They did an excellent job with the details of this unique and complicated installation. Rick and his crew were very professional and put emphasis on getting the installation complete correctly and on schedule. 

Matt Germain, Ampt, LLC
If you are considering Solar - call Rick at Alt E Wind & Solar. I interviewed 3 companies and Alt E won hands down. Not only for performance, cost but also they knows what it means to give GREAT customer service. We highly recommend Alt E!

Rich & Tami Spaulding
It has been a pleasure dealing with Rick and Nick on our solar installation. After doing some shopping, I found Rick's pricing to be very competitive, and his service has been great. Rick was very thorough in explaining the details of the installation as well as operation once the system was up and running. Nick and crew did a good job on the installation, and everything is working just as planned. The sizing of our array seems to be spot on for our usage, and we're excited to be reaping the benefits of solar for years to come. 

Dean Walker, Walker Mowers
Alt E was everything we were looking for in a small business. They communicated their timelines and met every one. They also kept us apprised at every step so there were no surprises. We recommend them highly. 

Greg & Julie Kopf
Everything about Alt E's performance was superb, from the initial consultation and detailed bid to the post-installation user manual and explanation. Installation was completed on schedule with excellent communication throughout. The owner of the business was involved on a daily basis and thoroughly believes in and enjoys what he does. The work crew was careful, extremely competent and a pleasure to be around. Thank you, Alt E Wind & Solar, Ltd.  

Glenn & Judy Gray
It was great working with Alt E Wind & Solar! They did a great job, communicated with us extensively in response to our questions and concerning work schedules, etc. Rick provided instructions on the system and was always quickly responsive by phone or email. Rick was a very creative problem solver as well when we encountered some access issues and was there to personally troubleshoot. The PV system is running smoothly and we are glad we chose Alt E Wind & Solar. Kudos to Rick, Amy and their son! Great business and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them in the future. 

Garry Dallmann & Aurelia Haller
Very happy with Alt E Wind and Solar in educating us on solar and installing our system. Rick and team are very good at keeping us informed of each step in the process. 

Janise & Clayton Daylin
We chose Alt E Wind & Solar, in part, because of their many positive reviews. Ours reflects the same level of professional service, consideration for our interests, availability to answer all questions and insure that our installation is producing as anticipated. We'll gladly recommend Alt E to others. 

Karen & Paul Wagner
Our experience with Alt E Wind & Solar is excellent. We had many open, transparent conversations, and learned a great deal. Our solar system went up in a timely way, in spite of the bumps that invariably come up when doing something this complex, and at a time of year when the weather is unpredictable. It's run well since the day we turned it on, and the interfaces are simple to understand. These people have truly earned our trust -- they're just those kind of people. 

Brent & Sonja Thompson
We highly recommend Alt E Wind and Solar! From our first contact requesting a quote, through the installation, to the final review and operational overview of our system, this company was wonderful to work with. Rick, the owner, took the time to explain how big a system you would need and why, how it would work and what to anticipate once installed. Nick was the foreman for our project and worked tirelessly to meet deadlines and ensure the installation went smoothly. From beginning to end we were continually impressed by their professionalism and honesty. When it comes to customer service, level of knowledge and solid business practices, you would be hard pressed to find a more impressive company than Alt E Wind and Solar!

Mark & Tish Corbridge
I can't begin to tell you what an amazing experience we had with AltE Wind and Solar. They were professional and their work is exceptional. Mother Nature gifted our lot with sandstone 6 inches below the surface and we had to have 20 caissons drilled. Rick and Nick came up with a plan and persevered and got it done in a timely manner. We have had our panels operating for a little over 2 months and they are producing beyond expectations. We absolutely love our solar panels. If you are considering installing solar we would highly recommend Alt E. 

Janice & Scott Haley
We would like to HIGHLY RECOMMEND Alt E Wind and Solar for anyone planning on a solar installation. Their price was competitive, components of the highest quality, and customer service superlative. 

Mary Hills & David Zekman
Rick from Alt E Wind & Solar had the best presentation and production figures as to cost and output. Nick did a great installation job. Everything went as planed.​

Wayne & Betty Cline
Rick and Nick were great to work with start to finish. Rick provided lots of info upfront and kept us informed throughout the install. The construction and equipment was all top notch, and completed on schedule. ​

Peter & Joyce Jobson
Rick exceeded all expectations and did a 5 star job from start to finish on my new solar array. I couldn't be happier and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for wind and solar options for their home or business!

Chris & Laura Eisenhard
Rick and his team were fantastic to work with. They are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the industry, and were eager to share information to help us make the best decisions for our solar investment. They were very patient with us as we explored the possibility of going solar, and thoroughly answered every question we could come up with. We felt really engaged in the entire process, and we now have a good understanding of the ins and outs of our system, thanks to their commitment to keeping the customer informed every step of the way. We highly recommend Alt E Wind & Solar.

Stacy & Daniel Sebeczek