Solar Design - Installation - Service - Since 2001

Over 8.4 Megawatts in 1,500 projects and counting...

We can't pretend that we know how this is going to end.   
The only thing that we can do is control what we do next,  
how we live our lives, what we consume, how we get involved,and how we  
use our vote to tell our leaders that we know the truth about climate change.  

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What we do

Puget Sound Solar designs, sells, installs, and services solar energy systems and electric vehicle charging stations. Our customers want to make a difference by using solar energy so our job is to help them make that happen, and to provide them with high quality service.

Our expert team has specified and installed hundreds of solar energy systems and EV charging stations in the Puget Sound region. When you hire us for your solar project, you benefit from our years of experience.

When we are not working on solar projects we are working to influence local, state, and national policy-makers, and we are educating architects, builders, planners, and the general public about solar energy’s place in our energy-hungry society.

Our team

  • Jeremy-Smithson
    Jeremy Smithson
    Founder and CEO

    Started Puget Sound Solar in 2001 with 30 years of construction contracting experience, and a desire to turn Seattle on to solar energy. Achieving NABCEP certification in 2004, Jeremy believes that our customers often follow a path similar to the one he took, starting out with solar daydreaming, then progressing to education on the subject, and eventually leading to action.  In addition to leading the company he also does some teaching and speaking engagements about various aspects of solar energy, and experiments relentlessly with various solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle projects. 

  • Pamela Burton
    Founder and CFO

    Was Director of the Pacifica Radio Archives before moving to Seattle in 1997, and remained in the non-profit world as the first Executive Director of Seattle Tilth until mid-2004 when she joined forces with Jeremy to run PSS.  She served as President of Solar Washington, developing the annual Solar Tour, helping to educate the public, and working to effect public policy, and now devotes her time to managing PSS finances and customer relations, and a bunch of grandchildren.

  • Michiel “Mac” Zuidweg
    COO and Director of Commercial Projects

    Has a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Washington and worked on Waldron Island levitating wind turbines and building tree-mounted PV arrays before moving back to the mainland and coming to Puget Sound Solar as an installer in 2007.  He has installed hundreds of solar projects since 2002 and is currently our Director of Commercial Projects. Mac is always combining energy with discipline, just as he will with your project.

  • Chris Toler
    01 Solar Electrician

    Joined the team in September ’08.  Chris brings a journeyman’s set of skills and experience with all types of electrical work, is a key asset as we take on more commercial and institutional projects, and is one of the most PV experienced electricians in the region, with several megawatts of local PV installations under his belt.  Chris's work is exemplary and draws rave reviews from customers and inspectors alike.

  • Nick Wolf
    Senior Design Engineer

    Came to us from Akeena Solar, one of the more innovative solar integrators in California.  Nick has a thorough approach to his work and has moved our company up a few notches with nice improvements in all aspects of our design and estimating processes.  Did I mention his PhD in Biology by way of the UW, Simon Fraser U, and U. of Bergen?  His goal: “To live efficiently, preserving and enjoying the natural world so that future generations may do the same.

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Latest posts

End Your Summer at the Sustainable Ballard Festival

End Your Summer at the Sustainable Ballard Festival

Join us for the 14th annual Sustainable Ballard Festival this Saturday , September 9th from 11 - 4

Harvey's Flooding is Epic But Not Unique

Harvey's Flooding is Epic But Not Unique

You might think that catastrophic flooding was only going on in Texas and Louisiana, but you would be wrong. Chances are that you don't know about the other 100 major floods around the world this year.

What Happens to Solar Panels During an Eclipse?

What Happens to Solar Panels During an Eclipse?

In fact, what does an eclipse teach us about the sun? That even two minutes without the power of raw solar energy produces noticeable effects.

It's Time for NW SolarFest 2017

It's Time for NW SolarFest 2017

Join us for another entertaining and informative NW SolarFest this Saturday July 22nd from 10 AM to 5 PM at Shoreline College.

Governor Inslee Signs Solar Jobs Bill Into Law

Governor Inslee Signs Solar Jobs Bill Into Law

Friday July 7, 2017 Governor Jay Inslee signed the "Solar Jobs Bill" into law at a ceremony in the Governor's conference room.

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