Northwest Electric and Solar values connections in the community. Through education and collaboration, we work with others toward a sustainable clean energy future for all. We are actively involved with the following organizations.
Green Canopy Homes builds net zero energy homes in the Seattle and Portland areas. Their beautiful homes are net zero energy because they are highly energy efficient (good insulation, passive solar light and heat, LED lights, ductless heat pumps) and they have rooftop solar systems that generate sufficient electricity over the course of the year to offset a whole year of usage. NWES partners with Green Canopy on solar power design and installation. The experts at Green Canopy are brilliant at designing rooftops that are made for solar. Check out the houses they have done and learn more about their philosophy at their website.
Northwest Eco Building Guild is a community of builders, designers, suppliers, homeowners and partners concerned with the ecological impact of building in the Pacific Northwest. The Guild sponsors the annual Green Home Tour and offers educational resources and presentations.
Solar Power, Renewable Energy
#SolarStrongWA is an ongoing effort to preserve and improve solar policy in Washington State to help keep the momentum going for clean solar energy. Sign up to receive updates and action alerts, especially during the legislative session in Olympia. Join the movement to expand solar in our state!
Solarize Washington, sponsored by Spark Northwest, uses a neighborhood by neighborhood approach to community scale solar energy. In the Solarize model a group of local residents creates an educational campaign for neighbors to go solar together. A volunteer committee selects a solar installer and that contractor gives participants a group purchase discount.
Northwest Electric and Solar was selected installer for:
- Solarize Bellevue (2015) in partnership with Pacific NW Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) and the City of Bellevue, resulting in 48 systems installed
- Solarize Kirkland (2015, 2016) in partnership with Pacific NW Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) and the City of Kirkland, resulting in 41 systems installed
- Solarize Shoreline (2017) in partnership with City of Shoreline, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline Solar Project, resulting in 16 systems installed
- Solarize Issaquah (2018) in partnership with the City of Issaquah Office of Sustainability, resulting in 17 systems installed
Solar Installers of Washington is a trade association established to be a unified voice for the common business interests of its members related to public policy, legislation, and governmental relations. SIW educates legislators and regulators while promoting public understanding about the impacts of policies related to solar energy inside our state.
Solar Washington, a statewide nonprofit, sponsors the annual Solar Summit which brings together all aspects of solar including installers, manufacturers, equipment suppliers, utilities, state agencies, project developers, financiers and lenders. NWES has been a gold sponsor of the Solar Summit in 2017 and 2018.
Local Charities we have supported
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Redmond whose work improves the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapies and activities. Little Bit is now one of the largest nationally accredited, industry-leading PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International centers and one of the largest full-time therapeutic horsemanship programs in the United States. In early 2019, NWES will donate and install a starter solar system with room for expansion when Little Bit’s financial resources allow.
Friends of Youth in Kirkland was selected by Solarize Kirkland participants in 2016. Friends of Youth was able to raise additional funds to double the size of the donated solar power system. In 2018, Solarize Issaquah participants selected Friends of Youth Issaquah to receive a donated solar system. Both of these systems were donated by NWES and then expanded by dollars raised by Friends of Youth. .
Friendship Adventures in Kirkland is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with developmental disabilities by providing social, recreational and educational activities in a safe, engaging environment. NWES Office Manager Jeramy teaches cooking classes and serves on the Board of Directors. NWES has supported a variety of Friendship events for many years.
Lending Institutions for Green Projects
Two statewide credit unions specialize in zero-down solar loans. 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 (at 800-273-1550) or Generations Credit Union (at 800-672-7211). The loan is between you and the lender.
Awards and Recognition
Selected by Green Canopy Homes as solar installation partner.
Angie’s List Super Service Award for five years in a row (2012-2016) which honors exceptional service ratings and reviews.
Selected as solar installer for five Solarize Washington campaigns.
NWES has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Satisfied Customers throughout Washington
People love to talk about their solar installations! If you’d like to talk with some of our happy solar owners, just ask and we will provide you with a list. Here you can read about their experiences.
If you’ve been a customer, please send pictures and feedback.
In the map red pins mark solar installations, blue pins mark battery installations, and purple mark solar+storage installations.