SolBird Energy is more than a company.
SolBird Energy believes in supporting our employees to develop their ideas and reach their goals. An empowered person is a powerful person, and empowered people are what make our team great.
We believe in collaboration with like minded companies and organizations. SolBird Energy is always looking for new connections and opportunities to further develop the sustainable energy industry in Alberta. Together we can accomplish so much more.
Who We Are
SolBird Energy began with one simple idea - Innovative sustainable energy systems.
We don't offer "out of the box," solutions. Instead, all of our clients have custom sustainable energy systems. Through smart design and implementation our systems are more cost effective and and efficient than traditional energy systems.
"Alternative Thinking, Bright Ideas"
Our team of experts are comprised of engineers, technicians, trades people; All providing a new perspective and working towards the common goal of forwarding the sustainable energy industry.
Alternative Energy Technologist, Journeyman Electrician
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Alternative Energy Technology program. His expertise in renewable energy and efficiency has been developed over the last five years, project managing large scale renewable projects as well as helping to develop SURFACE into one of Edmonton’s leading clean technology consulting companies. Prior to SURFACE, Matthew worked in solar PV design and installation, and has to date installed over 500 kilowatts.
Building management and systems integration, technology innovation, and building the clean technology sector in Alberta are of incredible importance to Matthew. Winner of the 2015 Hatch Start-Up Challenge for his innovative mobile clean technology power station, Matthew continues to innovate technology integration designs.
With a diverse network of industry connections and associates, Matthew is focused on growing SURFACE and breaking new ground within the green economy.
Research and Development
Alternative Energy Technologist, BA Anthropology
Kea, an expert in bio-energy, grant and funding applications, and research and proposal development, is the Project Research and Development Associate at SURFACE. Prior to working for SURFACE, Kea worked as a laboratory assistant and support staff for a joint project between the University of Alberta, Forge Hydrocarbons, and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), commissioning a pilot project for a renewable diesel facility.
Kea is passionate about bio-energy systems, building energy efficiency, passive house techniques, and integrating landscaping and permaculture systems to maximize yield and land area. The recipient of the MacPherson WITT Engineering Scholarship and the Doug Guy Sustainable Energy Scholarship for top academic achievement in the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Kea’s achievements also include researching, writing, and preparing an Environmental Scan for the Band Council of Smith’s Landing First Nation, and the completion of a Passive House Designer course, and business administration and accounting courses.