SBS Core Team


Dan Brandborg, General Manager and Renewable Energy Specialist, NABCEP Certified Solar Installer –

Dan is our lead operative in the field of solar energy. He started his career in Photovoltaic’s with Solarex, now BP Solar, in 1983. As such, he understands all levels of project implementation and his skills at managing a multi-faceted project are un-paralleled. He and his wife created Sunelco (the Montana based renewable energy company) and guided this company’s growth into a multimillion dollar design and retail center for solar energy technology, and later sold. Dan is a NABCEP certified installer and has over two hundred residential and commercial systems on his resume. Passive and active solar projects have always been his primary focus, and with this he brings to SBS-Solar a wealth of experience in design, installation and project management in the field of solar energy. Dan has lived with off grid solar systems as well as with grid tied systems and believes planning and good design are the keys to a successful system. Dan received a B.S. in Resource Management from the University of Montana and maintains his commercial pilot and flight instructor licenses.


Ty BenderTy Bender, Solar Tech and Office Manager,

Ty is our trusted Solar Technician.  He is the lean for on-site installation, in addition to maintaining our Missoula office and our parts center.  He is a lifelong MT resident, and grew up in Hamilton across the street from Dan.  Ty worked as a professional whitewater rafting guide for the past 9 years on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, and also worked for 7 years as a packer/cook/manager for an outfitter in the Frank Church wilderness. He is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys the usual forms of “misery:” running, rock climbing, rafting, hiking, and generally anything involving mountains. Ty joined the SBS Solar team in Fall of 2012 and came on full-time in Fall of 2013 after a great rafting season.


SBS-Solar Perferred Partners:

Energetechs – Our partner for really great HVAC, HRV, insulation, energy audits and more.  Missoula, MT.

DJ’s Electric – Hamilton, MT

HB Enterprises, Inc – Molly Bradford, a network of free community events sites and indoor advertising options in the Northern Rockies

Joshua Frame, Independent Contractor, Solar Installer and all around Handy Guy. Missoula, MT.

Jack Nichols, IT/Techy friend, Project Management Whiz .  Missoula, MT.