Solar, Inc. is a family-owned business
specializing in the consulting, design, and installation of
utility-connected or remote solar electric systems. See our home PV system. We are located
in Eastern Oregon, at the base of the Wallowa Mountains, and with a
view of the Blue Mountains across the beautiful Grande Ronde
Valley. The painting above was done by Lissa Firor, and shows the
view of Mount Emily from downtown Cove.
graduated from engineering school in 1978, spent 4 years as a PV
research scientist at the Solar Energy Research Institute (now the
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL) 8 years working in PV
systems research at Pacific Gas and Electric Co, and then started Blue
Mountain Energy as a consulting company in 1989. Blue Mountain
Energy later expanded into Blue Mountain Solar, Inc. in 2007. As
working on Blue Mountain Solar projects, she is Manager of Finance and
Accounting. Kay also teaches mathematics at Eastern Oregon
University in LaGrande, OR, and serves on the board of directors for
the Eastern Oregon Renewable Energies Non-Profit, EORenew.
graduated from engineering school in 1977, and earned a Masters degree
in Computer Science in 1984. He headed up the calibrations
laboratory for Pacific Gas and Electric Co for many years, and got
roped into involvement in PV technology when he met Kay Firor.
Kent is Blue Mountain Solar's VP of Engineering, as well as
heading up all ordering of equipment and systems installations.
When he's not working on PV projects, Kent likes hiking, river rafting,
and model airplanes. He is president of the non-profit Cove