Orion Thornton

Design & Inspection Services

Orion is an inspector with SEIPS.  He has been dedicated to the solar industry for over 15 years. Starting his career as an installer, Orion is now the co-owner of a successful solar design and installation business based out of Montana. He’s held various job positions within the typical solar contracting business structure, including installer, sales and design associate, sales manager, project manager, and chief technical officer. Orion has been directly involved in the implementation of over 500 solar PV projects in the Northern Rockies, from small off-grid stand-alone systems to large industrial grid interactive projects. In 2012 Orion began teaching for Solar Energy International and came onto the SEI Professional Services team in 2017, providing design and field services consultation.





Education & Certifications
A.A.S., San Juan College, Renewable Energy with a Concentration in
Photovoltaic Design and Installation, 2006
NABCEP Certified PV Installer (Certificate # 031508-83, 2008)
NABCEP Certified PV Inspector (Certificate # PVSI-062017-004281, 2017)