Solar Design - Installation - Service - Since 2001

Over 16 Megawatts in 1,600 projects and counting...

"By definition we must move towards renewable energy.
How can people argue against that? To argue that is
to say that eventually we will run out of energy
and die or civilization will collapse."
- Elon Musk   

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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
    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.

  • Will Sumner
    General Manager, Sales

    Is one of the Spanish-speakers in our crew, and came with his own avalanche shovel.  Starting with a B.A. in Environmental Studies he interned in Andean Ecuador.  Will left the slopes of the Andes for Maui, left the slopes of Maui for the slopes of Alta, Utah, then back to the roof slopes of Maui to install solar energy systems, then to the slopes of Washington’s Cascades for projects with the Northwest Ecosystem Alliance.  After spending some time on the slopes of Seattle rooftops installing solar with us, he has moved into sales and organizes our sales team.

  • 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

Jay Inslee Is In The Race

Jay Inslee Is In The Race

Our Green Governor Jay Inslee kicked off his bid for the office of President Friday, leading with climate change as priority #1. He was accompanied by a large crowd of supporters and friends hosted by our friends at A&R Solar.

My Solar Panels Aren't Degrading

My Solar Panels Aren't Degrading

The solar array we installed on our house in 2005 has consistently produced the same amount of energy year over year.

Five Reasons to Go Solar in 2019

Five Reasons to Go Solar in 2019

Thinking about solar energy? Here are five reasons to do it now.

Solar Increase in Inslee Clean Power Plan

Solar Increase in Inslee Clean Power Plan

Governor Jay Inslee will introduce legislation to eliminate coal from Washington's power supply and increase renewable energy to make our electricity carbon-neutral.

15th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival

15th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival

15th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival is this Saturday. Come on over for a free solar consultation. Come with your projects and questions.

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