Our History

Puget Sound Solar LLC (PSS) was founded by Jeremy Smithson and Pamela Burton with a vision of a green, sustainable future for the residents of Puget Sound. PSS is both a Washington General Electrical Contractor (License # PUGETSS920RH) and General Construction Contractor (License # PUGETSS932MU). PSS installed the Seattle's first residential grid-tied solar electric system in 2001.
 
Since then we've installed over 6.3 megawatts of solar energy projects, amounting to over 40% of all photovoltaic systems in the Seattle City Light service area, and 10% of all such systems statewide. We have also rounded out our offerings to homeowners and small businesses by expanding to include electric vehicle charging stations and installation.
 
PSS designs, installs, and services all types of grid-connected solar electric systems and closed-loop solar water heating systems. We have licensed electricians on staff and do 98% of work in house. We are located in the most central location in Seattle at 805 Rainier Avenue South, 98144.
 
Our work includes promoting the use of solar energy by educating policy makers, architects, engineers, builders, developers, electricians, and the general public about green power, infrastructure resilience, and sustainable solutions to growing environmental challenges. We have 11 kW of solar systems on our Net Zero headquarters and we frequently invite interested people to drop in and have a look, including participants in the annual Solar Tour.
 
Now in its seventeenth year, Puget Sound Solar continues to be a leader in the region, keeping a staff of 32 busy. The coming months promise more growth, thanks to our fantastic customers and crew!