Solar Design - Installation - Service - Since 2001

Over 10 Megawatts in 1,500 projects and counting...

I'm thinking about solar...

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.

  • Will Sumner
    Senior Sales Manager at-large

    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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I-1631 On Ballot This November

I-1631 On Ballot This November

Volunteers and staff celebrate in preparation for the campaign to pass Initiative-1631 this fall

Dear PSE Customers:

Dear PSE Customers:

As the world swelters through a record summer heat wave, accompanied by record precipitation events that have caused unprecedented flash floods worldwide, the response to these growing climate crises from our friends at Puget Sound Energy has been tepid at best.

Puget Sound Solar and NW Solar Rover Power HAM Radio Field Day

Puget Sound Solar and NW Solar Rover Power HAM Radio Field Day

For the 3rd year we have sponsored the NW Solar Rover to provide power for the Puget Sound Repeater Group's field day operations at South Seattle Community College

We Do Utility Solar - Project: OPALCO Community Solar on Decatur Island

We Do Utility Solar - Project: OPALCO Community Solar on Decatur Island

Puget Sound Solar has installed a 500 kW PV system for OPALCO's community solar project on Decatur Island. This PV installation will provide power to OPALCO's island grid.

Celebrate Earth Day 2018 with Solar Energy

Celebrate Earth Day 2018 with Solar Energy

Do your part this Earth Day by adding solar power to your home or business. There is no cleaner source of energy, and none is as equally distributed across our planet.

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