We are changing the way we think about, use, and create energy. NW Wind & Solar with over 39 years of experience is your source for developing customized solar electric systems and wind generators for homes and businesses.

We partner with you to analyze and develop a comprehensive plan that will harness wind power and solar power, while effectively integrating the usage of renewable energy into your existing electrical system.

Let us prepare a free, no-obligation wind and solar energy evaluation of your home or business and show you the benefits of reducing or eliminating your dependence on the grid.

Please take a moment to watch a brief video on how solar systems produce energy?

Please take a look at our extensive project gallery featuring both commercial solar power and residential solar power.

Call 866.3SOLAR2 (866.376.5272) or to get a no obligation quote – click here.

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Some of our preferred Solar Equipment Options


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The Many Benefits of
Renewable Energy

  • Reduce Your Electric Bills
  • Minimize Future Utility Rate Increases
  • Increase Your Independence & Home Value
  • Reduce Your Environmental Impact
  • Own a Renewable Source of Clean Energy
  • Receive 30% of System Cost as Tax Credit
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Current Projects

Bringing Solar to Google campus
NW Wind & Solar has been awarded the solar design and installation project for Google’s Kirkland Campus expansion, Phase II. To assist Google in reaching minimum LEED Gold certification and reduction of operating costs, the solar energy system will feature Made in the USA components of the highest quality available today. The 60kW system will feature SolarWorld PV modules, SMA TriPower string Inverters and AET stainless steel racking.

Read more here or here.

Solar Powered Car Wash on Mercer Island
In her previous career, Suzanne Skone—now owner of the Mercer Island Auto Spa—was a mechanical engineer helping build fossil-fueled power plants. That background gave her a good understanding of the benefits of installing solar on her new business, which became host to the 500th solar system installed through Solarize Washington in August 2014.

Read the story here.

Solarize Mercer Island!
NW Wind & Solar has been selected for our third Solarize Washington community campaign as solar designer & installer for Solarize Mercer Island! We are excited to work with the residents of Mercer Island to take advantage of this community investment in solar.

Northwest SEED who is partnering with the City of Mercer Island is currently seeking volunteers. Get more details here.

Taco Time Tacoma Going Solar

Solar PV is Breaking New Ground in Washington!

Solar, once solely the investment of early adopters and ultra green consumers, is now going mainstream. Tacoma’s Taco Time NW will be NW Wind & Solar's first solar-powered restaurant. Aligning well with Taco Time’s NW Fresh mission to incorporate local food sources in their menu, they've also chosen to use locally manufactured iTek solar panels (and installation company) to power their store. With an attractive return on investment, reduced operating costs, local materials and environmental stewardship, the decision of Taco Time NW owners to go solar with NW Wind & Solar is, simply, a sound business investment.

Sun Ridge - Issaquah Highlands
Ichijo USA awards NW Wind & Solar a contract for 35 single family homes starting construction this spring. Each home will be equipped with at least a standard 3.5kW PV array (122kW community total)!
Read more here.


News

NW Wind & Solar Featured in Solar Pro Magazine for Seattle Aquarium Solar Array

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July 9, 2014

For the First Time in History - Residential Solar Installations topped Commercial Installations

The good news in the solar industry just keeps getting better:

  • In the first quarter of 2014, 232MW of residential solar PV were installed over 225MW of commercial
  • 1/3 of the residential installations were completed in states without incentives
  • 74% of all new electric energy installed in the first quarter was solar
  • The year-over-year increase from first quarter 2013 was 79%, the second largest quarter for solar EVER!

Learn more about this here.

June 1, 2014

Solarize Mercer Island!

Power your home with solar to save money while producing clean, renewable energy and earn annual WA State solar production payments.

To learn more about this event, download this flyer.

June 1, 2014

World’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic Plant – Arizona

The United States has long been known for building at a scale previously never achieved: Hoover Dam was the world’s largest dam when it was completed, Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) was the world’s tallest building for decades and the Library of Congress remains the largest library in the world.

Today we add another innovation to that list, thanks in part to the Department’s Loan Programs Office. The Agua Caliente solar project, owned by NRG Energy, has come online and is now the world’s largest photovoltaic (PV) power plant. This facility has the capacity to generate 290 megawatts (MW) of solar electricity in Yuma County, Arizona. The Department provided a $967 million loan guarantee to the project.

Read the rest of the article here.

April 29, 2014

Support Jay Inslee’s Executive Order to limit carbon pollution

Last week, I issued an executive order that will engage a wide range of leaders from business, labor, and other groups to develop a market-based program to limit carbon and lead our state into a clean energy future -- a step that will set an example for other states and for leaders around the world.

I'm excited to work with state leaders to achieve this ambitious goal, but we know polluters will fight back at every turn and are willing to spend huge amounts of money in Washington to confuse the public and to win over our state leaders.

That's why I need your support now. By signing my petition, you can show that you're not just standing with me today -- you can show that you'll continue to fight for strict limits on carbon pollution, and beat back the opposition before they even get started.

Sign the petition here.

Daily Journal of Commerce: Puyallup longhouse uses solar to go net zero

Net Zero Energy Northwest Wind & Solar installed a 26-kilowatt photovoltaic solar system for phase two of the Puyallup Nation Housing Authority Longhouse, which provides 10 units of low-income housing on the tribe's northeast Tacoma campus.

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May 17, 2013

The New York Times: A Building Not Just Green, but Practically Self-Sustaining

When an office building here that bills itself as the world’s greenest officially opens later this month, it will present itself as a “living building zoo,” with docents leading tours and smartphone-wielding tourists able to scan bar codes to learn about the artfully exposed mechanical and electrical systems.
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April 2, 2013
NY Times article on Bullitt Center

PBS Newshour article: Seattle's Bullitt Center Bills Itself as "World's Greenest Office Building"

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PBS article on Bullitt Center

April 22, 2013

King5 Environment Northwest story: Inside the Bullitt Center, Earth's greenest building

On April 22 2013 King5 ran a story on the public opening of the Bullitt Center. Read more here:
King5 article on Bullitt Center

April 22, 2013

Daily Journal of Commerce Article Focuses on Improved Solar Panel ROI

The cost of solar panels has lowered increasing practicality for Northwest Wind and Solar's PV solar panel solutions. Western Washington's limited sunlight now does more using higher effiency photovoltaics (PV) solar panels. See why NW Wind and Solar's PV solutions make more sense for business.

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Improved ROI with Solar Article at Seattle DJC

February 28, 2013

Community Funded Grants for Planet Power

Snohomish PUD is, once again offering the Planet Power funding and grant program. This program is funded by customers of Snohomish PUD who support the expansion of renewable energy for and in their community.

Customers can donate a monthly amount added to their Snohomish PUD bill or they can make a onetime donation. More information is available here.

Community organizations who are interested in applying for the grant can get information here.

January 20, 2013

NW Wind & Solar project featured in the Daily Journal of Commerce

NW Wind & Solar customer Kemp West's installation profiled in the Daily Journal of Commerce. Read the full article. Improved ROI with Solar Article at Seattle DJC

November 9, 2012

NW Wind & Solar project featured on KING 5 News

KING 5 news recently did a report on the growing popularity of solar power in Western Washington, featuring one of our projects.
October 18, 2012

NW Wind & Solar Recognized for Excellence!

NW Wind & Solar was awarded the 2012 Excellence in Construction Award by Associated Builders and Contractors (http://www.abcwestwa.org/2.aspx) in the Alternative Energy Category for the zHome project.
April 17, 2012