4 June 2020
About Us

Aurora Power custom designs and installs-

  • Hydro Turbines
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Pool Heating
  • Solar Home Heating
  • Solar Photovoltaic
  • Wind Turbines
  • Gas, Diesel, and Propane Generators

We also maintain and repair existing power systems

We are NABCEP Certified
Nabcep Certified PV Installer

Whether your needs include Solar, Wind, Hydro,Geo-Thermal or Hybrid systems, Aurora Power & Design has both the expertise and experience to provide the right energy solution for you. With over 2,000 alternative energy systems designed and installed, our extensive background makes us uniquely qualified to evaluate potential energy sources and make recommendations for the most cost-effective approach to power generation for virtually any application.

Mike Leonard,  President & CEO   - NABCEP Cert. 091804-16

Mike Leonard began his career in alternative energy at the age of 14 when he designed, cast and fabricated a Pelton turbine hydro plant to power his grandfather's cabin at Silver City, Idaho.  After taking a few years off to complete his formal education Mike began privately building diesel generators for telecommunications sites.  In the course of repairing dysfunctional solar installations for his diesel clients he found himself repeatedly "building a better mousetrap."  In 1985 Aurora Power & Design was formed as a full-service, alternative power generation company in Boise, Idaho.  By the end of 2008, Mike and his Aurora team had over 2000 systems up and running.  Projects range from 1/4 Watt to over 1 Megawatt of power generation provided by means of solar, wind, hydro, thermal and hybrid systems.  Mike Leonard has become a recognized expert throughout the NorthWest Region of the Country and is often asked to consult by both public and private concerns. 

Derek Jackson,  Renewable Energy Engineer, BSME   - NABCEP Cert. 051112-93

Derek is the lead design engineer at Aurora Power & Design Inc. He graduated from Boise State University in 2009 with a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Derek started his Mechanical Engineering career at Aurora in 2008. Since then he has designed several alternative energy systems ranging from a few Watts up to 100kW, for residential and commercial applications and has managed the installation of many of them. His design specialties include solar PV system design, data logging, wind turbine system design, solar hot water, and micro-hydro power systems for grid tie and off grid. He is one of a handful of alternative energy professionals in the state to be certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as a Certified Solar PV Installer. This is the most highly regarded certification available for solar installers in the US. He is also a licensed solar specialty installer in the State of Idaho. He was born and raised in Boise Idaho and continues to live there with his wife Heather. He is an avid outdoors-man and enjoys camping throughout the state.

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