At Sprout Energy, we come at projects with a holistic approach. This enables us to find what best fits our client's needs and offer comprehensive solutions. As a sustainability consultancy or turn-key developer, we work equally well with commercial, industrial, agricultural, municipal and hospital clientele.
The Sprout Energy team is comprised of the best in the business. Straight forward, transparent and Rocky Mountain-based, we are committed to ensuring a smooth process through the entire project -- from leadership support and employee engagement to initial design -- all the way through legal, engineering, permitting and coordination with utility companies or other organizational partnerships.
We are defined by the knowledge, professionalism, ethics and friendliness of our entire Sprout Energy team. We know that non-homogeneous thought is our strength when dealing with varied clients and a multitude of solutions. It is our diverse experiences and educations that create a full solution for the clients we work with.
Having premier relationships with national suppliers, Sprout Energy is able to provide the highest of quality energy solutions at a competitive price. Best-in-the-business solutions, great ROI and lasting quality, are what we do.
Some companies focus on cheap. We focus on amazing at a great value.
A Holistic Approach
At Sprout Energy, we don't do single solutions in order to just sell a product. We look at every solution, weigh the returns and find the best financing. Our consulting solutions have included complete road maps that incorporate energy, waste, water, mechanical, sustainability marketing and hiring sustainability teams.
A Turn-Key Provider
Sprout Energy provides full turn-key solutions that include industrial and utility scale solar, LED lighting retrofits, mechanical retro-commissioning and waste to energy solutions.
We even offer financing solutions, such as leases, service contracts and traditional debt financing, that maximize value and savings to clients.
An Owner's Rep
Serving as a product consultant for our clients, we can analyze needs,
submit appropriately tailored RFPs and find the appropriate companies to fit the project. We help you understand options available, find the solution and manage the process to completion.
Our goal is to always find the best solution.
Full service consulting has been the name of the game for our hospital clientele. We tailor an entire sustainability road map that includes waste analysis, building efficiency, energy efficiency, mechanical retro-commissioning employee and public engagement and Internet of Things analysis and deployment.
No stone is left unturned when helping clients meet their goals.
Leif Elgethun, PE, LEED AP - Founder and CEO
Bachelor of Science - Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, & Chemistry; Masters of Engineering – Engineering Management: University of Idaho
Developed multiple utility scale, commercial and residential photovoltaic (PV Solar, Wind, Micro-hydro, Anaerobic Digestor) renewable energy projects exceeding 1,000 MW
Licensed Professional Engineer – Idaho
LEED AP – New Construction
Technical evaluation for solar, wind, and hydro energy systems
CEO & Founder, Retrolux: leading national energy efficiency software provider
Past Clients include: YMCA (Treasure Valley and Wood River Valley), Boise State University, City of Boise, City of Ontario, Wood River School District, Ballard Dairy, Tabor Dairy, City of Portland
MBA with emphasis in Sustainable Management, Presidio Graduate
• Bachelor of Arts - International Studies and Spanish, University of
• Has managed multiple large-scale software projects
• Fundraising expertise and community and employee engagement
expertise in the renewables industry
• Developer of Open Tree Map, enterprise ecosystem management
• Extensive past client list includes: San Francisco Municipal
Transportation Agency, Idaho Department of Lands, Idaho Forest
Products Commission, Idaho Climate Summit, City of San Francisco
Department of the Environment, Napa Valley Transportation Authority
• JD with emphasis in Environmental Law, University of Utah
• Bachelor of Science - Chemistry, University of Idaho
• Over two decades of experience in facilitating private companies and
government agencies in public outreach, strategic planning for future
growth, refining organizational culture and visions, creating
partnerships and collaborations, and providing leadership trainings
• Some past and current clients include: Payette and Boise Counties,
the Cities of Fruitland, Eagle, Crouch, Emmett, Cambridge,
Middleton, NASA, the US Air Force, TPR Law and Gentry Auto
• MBA, Boise State University
• Bachelor of Arts - Political Science and German, Gonzaga University
• Top 5% financial of professionals worldwide - Bloomberg ranking
• Has established five new businesses with three in current operation
• 20 years of management experience in agriculture and small business
• 8 years of solar development experience