About Clear Energy Solutions

BC's Leader in Electrical Services & Renewable Energy Solutions.

Clear Energy Solutions Inc. (CES) provides Electrical Contracting Services and Renewable Energy Solutions. Based in Greater Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast, we serve Commercial, Residential, and Light Industrial Clients throughout BC, and provide renewable energy applications everywhere.

Our Core Team members each have professional experience ranging from 10 to over 35 years. Together, we share deep technical, design, implementation, and management experience to deliver successfully on a wide range of projects.

The diverse and talented CES team contributes to the industry by providing expert and caring customer service through socially conscious and sustainable business practices.

Meet the Core Team.

Matt Hutchings
President and Co-Founder

A Journeyman Electrician and FSR, Matt has over 18 years experience in commercial and residential electrical contracting, and over 10 years experience in renewable energy solutions, including on-grid and off-grid photovoltaic and hybrid-power systems.

He develops client relationships, consults, designs, mentors and gets hands-on. He leads new technology applications, including first deployments in the market for electric vehicle charging, power load management systems, and a wide array of renewable power solutions.

Larry Straith
CEO, CFO and Co-Founder

Larry is a CPA CA with over 35 years of professional and business experience in a wide range of industries in western Canada. His roles have included directorship, ownership, project leadership, management and professional advisory services.  

Working with Matt and the CES Team, he is engaged in business development, client services, team building and finance.

Adam Kriz
Project Manager / Communications Systems

Adam is a Journeyman Electrician with over 10 years experience including electronics and wireless communications. He manages projects ranging from residential commercial data/communications and health care facility installations. An enthusiastic HAM radio operator, he volunteers with North Shore Emergency Management, Emergency Management BC, and TEDx events.

Jordon Appleby
Project Manager

Jordon is a Journeyman Electrician with over 12 years experience specializing in commercial, light industrial and residential electrical installations. He manages and coaches our installation teams and monitors performance on each client project.

Trevor Gustavson
Project Coordinator

Trevor is a LEED certified associate who handles Customer Service requests and Project Coordination. His activities keep us on top of projects, including scheduling, tracking permits, renewables installations, and traffic management.

Owen Low
Electronics Engineering Technologist

Owen has over 35 years experience developing hardware and software solutions for the renewable energy industry, including photovoltaic, wind and micro-hydro power solutions. He is an industry expert in the design and development of inverter and charger technology.

Paula Robertson
HR, Accounting & Admin

Our friendly handler of all-things-needed in support of our Team and our Supply Partners, Paula keeps us all in order.

Channing Finch-Noyes, CPA Controller

Channing looks after project analysis and financial reporting, looking for ways to improve efficiencies and performance.


We serve an extensive market in a wide range of electrical contracting and renewable energy applications. We’re always keen to discuss career opportunities.  

Positions with CES include Electrical Apprentices and Journeypersons, Design and Estimators, Project Managers, and Business and Relationship Developers.

Reach out to explore a great fit with our superb team and learn more about our rewarding work experiences.