With over 50 years of combined experience, we at Simple Power Solar take pride in our ability to adapt to each client’s unique needs and provide quality systems that are efficient, aesthetically pleasing and safe. Perhaps what sets the Simple Power Solar team apart from the rest is that we all love what we do. Solar is not just a job, it’s our passion and way of life. Our work speaks for itself.
Through the years, Mark has successfully designed and installed two of the largest solar systems in the state of Montana and has been routinely called upon for his solar educational expertise by the University of Montana, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the US Army.
As President of Simple Power, he prides himself in continuing to grow the company in a sustainable and organic manner. Through his professional integrity and passion, he has attracted a dedicated team who are inspired by their work and love to outdoors and play.
Early in his solar career, Mark saw the obvious benefits of solar in developing countries. Having first raised thousands of dollars for small solar projects, Mark has spent numerous “vacation days” in the beautiful country of Haiti. He believes in not only helping to install the solar systems but also leaving behind the knowledge for the locals to not only maintain their systems but also to some day start their own solar company.
On his days off, Mark can usually be found spending time with his family, climbing or hang gliding around the beautiful Sierras.
while working for SMA-America.
When not thinking about solar, Dave can be found riding his motorcycle, hiking or snowshoeing as the seasons dictate.
Understanding and applying solar designs in the harsh Sierra climate can be a big challenge, and Mike’s experience in construction and real estate in and around the Tahoe Region helps the Simple Power Solar Team tackle difficult solar applications.
As one of our solar salesmen, Mike’s experience with installing in the Sierras gives him significant experience over the out-of-town competition. Getting projects approved thru the local jurisdictions, fire departments and HOAs can be difficult for out of town solar companies new to the area.
Mike’s finance background also helps give our commercial and residential customers a clear perspective on all of the financial incentives, payback and carbon reduction that come with their new solar system.
If he’s not putting together solar proposals or measuring roofs you can find Mike snowboarding at Squaw Valley or riding bikes with his three children.
Ane has decades of bookkeeping and office management experience. After being introduced to Mark through a mutual friend, Ane was inspired by Mark and his family’s selfless commitment and passionate desire to better the world.
Ane believes it is a pleasure and privilege to work with this dedicated and talented team. She also loves to have Friday afternoons off to golf with George and sons Justin and Jake. Ane and George have three wonderful children, two amazing granddaughters and two horses.
Brandon has a passion for his work in the solar industry as well as his time off in the mountains. A Truckee resident for 10+ years, he can be found enjoying the outdoors with his family all year round.
Mike was raised with the understanding that; we are all stewards of our environment. Building solar systems that meet and exceed industry standards is how he’s chosen to protect this earth and help create a path of balance and unity for the future generations.
As a recent transplant to Reno from Mammoth Lakes, California, Mike loves the progressive community of friends and colleagues he’s found in his short time living here.
In his free time, Mike enjoys challenging himself in the great outdoors, mainly thru rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking and backcountry skiing.
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