REC Solar has a significant history in the solar industry however many people, even in the solar industry in Washington are unaware of the facility in Moses Lake which made polysilicon for solar cells.


The facility was mothballed due to a combination of changes in the marketplace and the US's trade war with China however a combination of corporate fundraising, tax settlements and the emergence of new possible manufacturing partners is giving the company strong reasons to consider re-opening the facility.

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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.

Jeremy Smithson

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