Renewable Power for the Enlightened

Professional Activities

Eric J. Westerhoff P.E.

Innovative Energy Certifications

Education and Professional Registration

BS Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

Electrical Professional Engineer in  Colorado, REG # 36141

North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals


Owner and President of Innovative Energy (

Solar Energy International Instructor

NABCEP and COSEIA certified PV installer

Mathematics instructor at Colorado Mountain College

Mr. Westerhoff has over 25 years of experience in electrical engineering and specifically solar energy design and integration.  He started Innovative Energy in Summit County Colorado over 20 years ago, servicing a need for the professional integration of remote renewable energy projects.  With the foundation of honesty, integrity, and commitment to customer service, Innovative Energy has grown to what it is today.  The company now provides PV technical consulting services, commercial operation and maintenance programs, project management, 3rd party non biased design assessment, solar repair, and hybrid energy design for all types of clients. 

As the solar market has grown, municipalities, local school districts, and companies have depended on Mr. Westerhoff’s balanced and honest assessments of their project goals.  His company has designed and managed the integration of many commercial solar projects, such as a 500 kW solar array for the Town of Breckenridge government buildings,  250 kW for Brown’s Compounding Center, and design and consulting services for Clean Energy Collective's Summit County Solar Garden of over 500 kWs.

While consulting with companies developing PV products in Papau New Guinea, his unique expertise in remote power systems in Colorado's high country has proven invaluable.  Off-grid applications for the oil and gas industry have been design with robustness for important power loads and monitoring equipment.  Offering clients the best in solar technology, robust wind products, and storage solutions has differentiated Innovative Energy from the rest in the industry. 


Colorado Licensed Professional Engineer License number: 36141

NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners)

Summit County Registered Contractor License number: 6538

COSEIA (Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association)