Solar Design - Installation - Service - Since 2001

Over 8.1 Megawatts in 1,400 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
    Senior Manager, 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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We Do Energy Code Solar Projects Right

We Do Energy Code Solar Projects Right

If your commercial, multi-family, or mixed-use project includes the energy code solar option, look no further for a firm quote. Puget Sound Solar is your preferred solar partner that will get the job done right, and on schedule.

EV SUPPORT BOOKS ORDER FOR CHARGING STATIONS FOR SEATTLE CITY LIGHT’S FLEET

EV SUPPORT BOOKS ORDER FOR CHARGING STATIONS FOR SEATTLE CITY LIGHT’S FLEET

EV Support, a division of Puget Sound Solar, will supply 155 Clippercreek HCS40 Ruggedized electric vehicle charging stations to Seattle City Light for use at the utility’s various locations by their growing fleet of plug-in vehicles. The HCS-40 basic charging station is perfect for this ‘behind-the-fence’ application of charging infrastructure.

November 8th and It's 68 F

November 8th and It's 68 F

It is already the second week of November and we haven't turned on our heating system yet. I'm sitting here after midnight and it's still 71 F in the house.

Are You Ready to Pay for a Slate Roof? If So, I’ve Got a Solar Roof I’d Like to Sell You.

Are You Ready to Pay for a Slate Roof? If So, I’ve Got a Solar Roof I’d Like to Sell You.

If you have seen Elon Musk’s latest dramatic video you may have gotten the impression that affordable, beautiful, fully roof-integrated solar is just around the corner. The holy grail of residential solar is a product that can't be distinguished from the rest of the roof; many big companies have tried and failed to meet the challenge

Puget Sound Solar Division EV Support in Contract with WA DES

Puget Sound Solar Division EV Support in Contract with WA DES

Puget Sound Solar Division EV Support is an awardee of the Washington Department of Enterprise Services contract to supply electric vehicle supply equipment and installation services.

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