3 Easy Steps to Go Solar

It is easy! Northwest Electric and Solar will walk you through the process and handle the necessary permits and paperwork.


Request Estimate: Fill out the form and send the details about your site including your electric bill. We will email you a customized Preliminary Estimate so you can begin seeing what solar can do for you and what it will cost. If you’d like to move forward, we will conduct an in-person site assessment, and make sure to answer all your questions, then send you a tailored Solar Proposal.


Compare Options. Make Decision. Arrange for Financing: As soon as you sign a contract and pay your 65% down-payment, we will order supplies and file for approvals (electrical permit, utility interconnection, etc). NWES “Apples to Apples” policy means if you find same solar system elsewhere for a lower price, we will match it.


Solar Installation: Residential projects take two to three days; larger projects take longer. Our journeyman electrician needs access to the site’s main electric breaker panel. Roof work starts with roof attachments and ends with addition of solar panels and connecting all the wiring. When complete, we test the system to make sure everything works; this is called “commissioning.” Electrical inspection usually occurs within a day or two after installation is complete. The system “goes live” when the utility puts in the two-way net meter.

Financing with a Zero-Down Loan

We recommend working directly with a statewide credit union. Financing is readily available from these institutions who specialize in solar, energy efficiency and EV loans for residential and commercial projects. You can fill out the loan application online. We will provide you with needed technical details. Upon your approval, they can send your down-payment directly to us. Secure online signatures are used. Contact the experts at PSCCU (Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union). The loan is between you and the lender.

Learn more: see the FAQ page.


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18001 73rd Ave NE Kenmore WA 98028
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