Testimonials

Here are just a few things that our happy customers have said:

Hello Kevin,

As of three weeks ago I am now the envy of my neighborhood with my rooftop solar panels. When we researched the possibility of solar power, we knocked on the doors of three homeowners a few miles from us. They each had used a different company. We contacted each, but only NW Wind & Solar immediately made an appointment and personally met with us. My son, who is an engineer, liked what he heard from NW and we moved forward and signed a contract in June. The installers were great. I even took a picture of the three standing behind the NW sign with the installed panels in the background. Now that it is up and running, we are frequently exceeding the 31 kWh, which is our average daily use. We also have an electric car, so we can now say that it runs on solar energy. Thank you and NW Wind & Solar for creating a satisfied customer.

Bob Baugher Newcastle, WA

NWWS did a fantastic job, and the system is operating near peak after installation. Thank you.

Tom Renton, WA

Dear Kevin, Dickson, and Devin,

We want to thank NW Wind & Solar for the installation of our new 32-panel system! We are excited to get it inspected, then up and running.

I also want to thank you for the professionalism of the crew (Desmond and another young man) who was sent out here, and especially your foreman, Dan Kyriss. He was faced with many challenges on this job and handled every one without blinking. From the first day until the last he was at the jobsite early. He listened to what our expectations were involving the aesthetics of the solar wiring conduit from the roof to our detached garage. As challenging as that was, he made it happen! He kept his crew busy from the start, even though he was thrown many curve balls that were out of his control.

Bottom line in my opinion is that NW Wind & Solar is very fortunate to have an asset like Dan working for them! His ability to listen, communicate, formulate, and execute a plan are skills that are hard to come by, and we were very fortunate and thankful that he was assigned to work on our project!

We've referred NW Wind & Solar to several neighbors so far and will continue to do so!

Thank you very much!

Greg and Lisa Tulalip, WA

Dickson, thanks again for the quick response and installation of my new NEMA 14-50. Jim did a great job of installation. Inspector passed it the next day with no problems. It looks great and I really appreciate the quality install. Thanks again. Great work.

Michael Mukilteo, WA

Thank you, Kelsey, for going the extra mile! That is the exact reason I chose your organization over everyone else and why I’m referring my friends.

Chris Seattle, WA

Last Fall, we had a Solar Panel system designed and installed by the NW Wind & Solar team. Our experience has been very professional and gratifying. The NW Field Energy Consultant, John Breithaupt, assessed our flat roof with no tree cover to be an excellent candidate for a nominal 10kW system and outlined the costs and the tax advantages at the Federal Income Tax level and the predicted PSE rebate program at the State level. Working with Dickson Harding, the NW Project Manager, the system was installed and inspected in 3 days... excellent team, well-coordinated and professional.

As shown in the attached bill from August, we have had the system running for 10 months and our monthly [electric] bill over the summer is just $7.87, with solar providing an average of 40 kWH per day... a tremendous savings over electric costs in 2015. The relative decrease from 2015 to 2016 is shown in the black arrows on the first page and the production detail is shown on the second page. Our 2015 income tax was reduced by 30% of the total cost, a tremendous savings, and our 2016 PSE rebate has been estimated to be $3,400 for 8 months (through June). In future full years, we expect the PSE rebate to be about $5,000 per year... a tremendous benefit, especially considering the accompanying cost reduction in use of electric power from traditional sources.

I highly recommend working with the PSE “Energy Advisor” and NW Wind & Solar and their teams... all well qualified and nice to work with.

John Lake Tapps, WA

Hi Dickson,

They came out yesterday so I'm already generating electricity. Exciting!! Your installers were terrific — and standing on that steep roof all day was no picnic! I'm very happy with the work you have done.

For the last 20 hours or so I've been generating more energy than I'm using! :)

Linda Tacoma, WA

Hi Devin,

Just wanted to let you know my system is up and running. I love watching the meter spin backwards. Will you please send me more of your business cards? I have a lot of people who are interested in solar power and your company. Eric and Ryan did a great job. They make a good team. Thanks.

John Roy, WA

It's hard to decide what I am most impressed with concerning NW Wind and Solar's installation... the clear outline of what they would do, all the background work they did with certifications and permissions, the updates they gave me along the way, the fast responses to my questions, the yearly production incentives and federal tax credits, or the fact that nearly all of the electricity my family will use in a year will be met by solar power!

David Peabody Seattle, WA

After careful consideration and receiving 4 quotes from Seattle Metro Solar Suppliers we are very pleased with NW Wind & Solar. Their team consisting of a sales representative Max coming out to our home to evaluate the site location and providing a proposal. Shortly after reviewing their proposal we had lots of followup questions which Max and Dickson, Project Manager replied promptly every time. After making the final decision to proceed with NW Wind & Solar, Jim and his crew coordinated the installation. Jim and each of the installers listened to our concerns during the installation process including installing the racking and panels on our 4 year old Modern Seattle home with a TPO flat roof system. They made sure the fit and finish was top notch! Overall, we highly recommend NW Wind & Solar because they care about the products they offer, install, competitive/fair pricing and taking care of their customers!

Seattle Modern Home Seattle, WA

I met with Max Grinberg at a Solarize event a few months ago, and discussed with him our project, after having several disappointing pre-sales experiences with other organizations. The team @ NW Wind & Solar helped us with our unusual installation (on an outbuilding, 75 yards from the main power panel), and completed their work in three working days. The hardest part of the whole project was waiting for the power company to come install the new meters.

Thanks for the great work guys!

Jim Jewallen Snoqualmie, WA

We went with NW Wind & Solar ( division of SME ). The sales process was great (Kelsey was very responsive to our questions. She and the project manager were really good at keeping us informed about the process, the financing options, the available credits, and setting expections. This is fourth business day that the work crew (two guys who have been great - very professional ) have been here and day 1 was not a full day, and I think they'll be done (waiting on the city inspectore) by noon, so well withing the 3-4 days we were told.

Wendell Seattle, WA

NW Wind and Solar did an exemplary job installing our system, paying great attention to detail and completing the work three business days instead of the expected four because we were gong out of town. The electricians could be described only as expert and were always willing to answer our questions. We recommend NW Wind and Solar without reservation.

David and Laura Heard Seattle, WA

Your guys were knowledgeable, experienced, efficient, personable, and neat. A true pleasure to work with.

I will happily recommend NW Wind and Solar to others.

(The only downside is that I’m going to be to fixated on my virtual meter for the next few days.)

Thanks, Dickson.

Denis Hayes – Earth Day Founder and President of the Bullitt Foundation Seattle, WA

Thank you team keep up the great work!

I can’t be more pleased with the 9.9 KW solar array that NW Wind & Solar installed in my back yard this spring. I solicited bids from a number of Snohomish PUD certified contractors and only NW Wind & Power would build what met my needs. From the General Manager to the electrical Professional Engineer designer to the crew that installed the system, the professionalism was unsurpassed. The quality of the components used, the expertise and workmanship of the crew and the aesthetic appeal of the completed system surpassed my expectations. Everything worked perfectly from the day it was initially energized. An outstanding job!

Norman, PE Snohomish, WA

Hi Dickson,

Jose' and his crew were great to work with. Jose is extremely conscientious about his work and the work that his helpers perform. I think he takes a lot of pride in his job!! Jake, Ryan and Jose' were all hard workers!!

Sallie Bellevue, WA

Thank You NW Wind & Solar. What a smooth, speedy installation process. Thanks so much.

Beth and Doug Seattle, WA

awesome, the meter sure spins backwards fast!!!! love it! shine baby shine!

Brad Liljequist – Technical Director International Living Future Institute

Thanks to your very professional staff and workers for a super efficient installation and follow through. We are recommending and the sign will remain in our yard to encourage inquiry.

Reading the meter has never been so entertaining!

Joann Seattle, WA

Thanks Dickson! Can’t wait for PSE to get out and get it hooked up. It will also be nice to have Max come and go through everything with us. Your team was excellent - very nice, helpful and worked hard. I’ve already put a picture out on FB and will definitely refer to you.

Kate Bellevue, WA

We could not have been happier with Jim. Complete professional from beginning to end and we have no problem recommending NW Wind and Solar to our friends and neighbors. Nice job!

Rick Sultan, WA

Josh and Jim have been great. A hearty pat-on-the-back to them. The work has been done quickly, efficiently and they are both very pleasant to have around.

Thank, again.

Tom Seattle, WA

Your installation crew was terrific. Polite, friendly and respectful.

Susan Newcastle, WA

The panels look absolutely AMAZING on the house. your installers did a beautiful job. great attention to detail. A+ job.

Thank you.

Wendy Gottesman Gottesman Construction, LLC

NW Wind & Solar is one of the most professional companies we've dealt with in the 9+ years we've lived in Washington. Paul and Dickson were extremely helpful with our initial concerns and when we finally made the decision to buy the system the installer Jim did the best electrical job I've ever seen. Even the electrical inspector for the state complimented him on it. The follow-up with Paul to explain the system was perfect and we couldn't be happier. If your thinking about getting solar, make sure you get these guys out for a free quote. You'll be happy you did. We sure are!

Rick Jones Seattle, WA

I just can't say enough about the folks from NW Wind and Solar. Their bid was the best, and I must say their references speak for themselves, since they include some of the work on the all-green Bullitt building at 16th and E. Madison St. Dickson was my project manager and two of the actual workmen from SME electrical contractors were Josh and Jose. Everyone was just so friendly and informative. My project is on top of a 1650 sq ft townhouse and took 13 solar panels. As another reviewer noted, this is a super time to be purchasing solar because of the federal and local financial incentives, which will start decreasing after 2015 if the original 30% federal rebate isn't extended.

The installation was completed yesterday afternoon and I must say it was a somewhat euphoric feeling to sit in my townhouse at 7:30 pm with the sun still out and to know that my townhouse roof was working for ME! (Not to mention trying to do one's tiny bit for the planet.)

I don't know how it can get better than NW Wind and Solar.

Lorie L. Seattle, WA

NW Wind and Solar was brought into a large scale PV array on a commercial roof, located in Lacey, WA, after a 3 year delay due to roof structure and membrane corrections. They were able to work with owner supplied material and provide professional advice in coordination with our team as well as the manufacturers products. The design team and project management proceeded in and expedited manner to accommodate our fast track schedule. The professional manner of the onsite crew provided ease of installation and adjustments from the manufacturers design to accommodate the existing roof structure. The process from start to finish was fluid without delay in a turnkey installation of this large PV array. I look forward to future work and recommendations of their team to other clients as we grow in the Pacific Northwest.

Michael Sas, R.A. Nick Tsapatsaris & Associates

NW Wind and Solar installed solar panels on our roof in Nov 2011. They were very patient in helping us think through the options. They did a great job on the installation. They set us up well with Seattle City Light for rebates. Their projections of the power our system would generate have been spot on.

Jeff H. Seattle

Finally in July 2012 we were able to afford solar panels, we could put our money where our mouths have been for so long! We chose to go with NWWindandsolar and were pleased and impressed with the professional handling of our needs and seeing us through start to finish. The workmen installing the panels were respectful and professional.

NW Wind & Solar helped us with all the paperwork for TAX rebate as well as with Seattle City Light for our yearly rebates. Whenever I had a question or concern my phone-calls/e-mails were quickly answered. We love the computer software that allows us to monitor how much power is generated on a daily basis. We're thrilled!

Hermien W. Seattle

NW Wind & Solar was a delight to work with from the sales presentation through the installation and followup. All of our questions were answered, some of them more than once. The installers were pleasant, quiet and efficient. They worked well with Clallam County PUD, following up when some paperwork went astray. We highly recommend them.

Sequim

NW Wind & Solar did a great job with our solar panel roof installation. From the initial explanation through the installation they were all very helpful and took the time to explain every detail. They also worked well with Snohomish County PUD.

Dana B. Monroe

My wife and I choose this company to install a solar setup on our property. I was extremely happy with both Paul and Dickson, both delivered 100% on the contract, the installers were great, and we couldn't be happier with how it's working. I had other companies give me estimates, and based on the warranties and the prices, we choose NW Wind&Solar, but the professional conduct and the final product would have made it easy to choose this company again, I will definitely recommend them to my friends and family.

Marysville Customer Marysville

I had recently had solar panels installed on my roof. The working experience with NW Wind and Solar is wonderful. I am very happy with my solar panels and looking forward to enjoying the green energy produced right at home.

Ling Lin Liu Seattle

I want to express my great appreciation for NW Wind and Solar’s installation on my home. Their crew did a great job on the installation itself, doing it very quickly and with almost no interruption in our daily life. I am so thrilled to now be generating my own power. SO far in the 10 weeks I’ve had my system, we have generated well over a megawatt-hr (1000 kwh). I love coming home every day and seeing how much energy we made that day! Thanks NW Wind and Solar!

Danny Jaffy North Seattle

Northwest Wind & Solar approached the project as if they were the long term owners of the PV Roof Array at the Bullitt Center; true value. The PV Roof Array at the Bullitt Center is a challenging installation. And as one would expect there were unexpected challenges that arose all along the process, from design to installation. Kevin Charap’s leadership for Northwest Wind & Solar during all these challenges is unwavering which proved to the entire design team and general contractor that Northwest Wind & Solar is the company for PV installations.

Christian Larocco | Project Manager

As a six-story building in a dense urban setting, it was no small feat to design and engineer the aluminum racking system and install the photovoltaic array onto the Bullitt Center. So we needed a team of problem solvers and Northwest Wind and Solar delivered. Not only were they able to install the PV array, but they did so in a very cost-effective manner.”

Chris Faul | Point32, developer

Our experience with Northwest Wind and Solar was flawless! We were very impressed with the depth of knowledge of the salespeople and the thoroughness of the initial meeting, answering our questions and ensuring that our home and sun exposure was well suited for solar.

The installation crew was outstanding, starting and completing the project on schedule. We wholeheartedly recommend Northwest Wind and Solar!

Eric Seattle

Kevin Charap and NW Wind & Solar Team,

I would like to thank you and your team for the successful installation of the 72.24 kW solar array at the zHome Project in Issaquah. I enjoyed working with you throughout all phases of construction. Your company made this installation very easy and enjoyable.

NW Wind & Solar’s high level of expertise and professionalism made the decision to work with your company the obvious choice. Out of 12 different bids from local solar contractors, your bid package was the most complete, informative, and economically suitable for our project. Your service and design expertise far exceeded my expectations.

NW Wind & Solar’s attention to detail was vigilant through all phases of construction and was crucial in making the project execution flawless. From rough-in to commissioning, your team worked well with all trades, communicated any needs clearly, and required no oversight or additional management. Your installers upheld strict safety standards, were extremely organized, and accepted only the highest quality of craftsmanship. You finished in advance of all project deadlines and charged the exact amount of the original quote. Hands down your company was the best subcontractor at zHome!

Thanks for the great experience.

Nick Nied, Project Manager zHome: The Zero Energy Project

Hi Kevin,

I want to thank You, Scott Larison (Sales Consultant), and the installation team--Dickson and Mike, for a job very well done culminating with the Silicon Energy Corp solar system going on line late June 14, 2011. The whole process was truly professional and very satisfying to both JoAnn and me.

We now have 3 full days of operation (June 15,16 and 17) and I am very happy with the performance. The three days were quite similar in weather---under 50% full sunshine every day alternating with variable high clouds, morning clouds and multiple cloud layers. During the high thin cloud periods, there were significant periods of variable hazy sun from very bright to barely visible. Through all of this solar variability we produced 84.4 Kilowatt hours. We "sold back" just under 60% of these Kilowatt Hours to Peninsula Light of Gig Harbor during the 3 days.

The good news about this production is the level of payback generated. With the 54 cent Washington State incentive applicable on Washington State produced solar systems(Silicon Energy Products) and the 7.1 cent per KWH credit combined, we will receive a pay back for these three days of $51.57. Annualized, that works out to $6274. We all know that will not be our number in one year but with that level of performance in much less than perfect solar conditions, I am very optimistic about achieving our payback goal of 9 years.

I couldn't be happier about the whole process and performance.

Thank You again,

Gary Fox Island Project

Installation went very well. The racking was a challenge and NWW&S came up with a solution that was satisfactory. The solar installation is an iconic part of the building that can be seen from around the city and makes it stand out in the Capitol Hill skyline.

Steve Doub | AIA The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP, architect

The folks from NW Wind & Solar were absolute professionals! The NW Wind & Solar representative was extremely knowledgeable and understood our goals and what we wanted to accomplish with our photovoltaic system. He walked us through a logical, understandable process of assessing our needs and recommended several options for us to select from.

In our opinion — the ultimate test of a top-notch contractor is whether they do everything they say they are going to do — and at the price they quote. NW Wind & Solar exceeded all our expectations in this regard! They arranged the installation schedule to avoid disrupting our classes here at our vocational school and they still completed the installation ahead of schedule.

The technically proficient installation team from NW Wind & Solar completed everything they promised — at exactly the cost they quoted. Kevin, our NW Wind & Solar Sales Consultant stayed in touch with us through every step in the purchase and installation process, and he was on hand to walk us through everything we needed to know to operate our solar electric system and apply for our production incentive.

You can’t do better than picking NW Wind & Solar for your solar system project.

Dave Perrin, Vice President of Education Construction Industry Training Council of Washington, Bellevue

I had been looking at solar power for several years. I had done quite a bit of research and knew basically what I needed. My frustration had been getting companies to respond and or just show up for appointments.

Earlier this year I set up three appointments for proposals. The first company was late for the meeting and presented an out-of-date system. The second company spent the entire time degrading their competition and lying about their system and what it would do.

The 3rd appointment was with NW Wind & Solar. The salesman was on time, honest, knew his system, and could explain it in simple terms that I could understand. When I had follow up questions or issues, he responded timely and answered my questions. Based on this, I decided to go with NW Wind & Solar.

I would recommend NW Wind & Solar to anyone who is considering solar power for their home or business.

Jim Puyallup

I met the SME Inc of Seattle/NW Wind & Solar guys at the Seattle Home Show in February and was pleasantly surprised that a well-established and reputable electrical contractor had a Renewable Energy Division. I had done a lot of research on solar electric systems, but had not yet made contact with an expert to explore the feasibility of putting a solar electric system on my house in Buckley.

I felt comfortable discussing my interest with the NW Wind & Solar team - it was clear that their level of professionalism was top notch, having been refined from decades of contracting experience.

We really got to know each other during the consultation and site survey. I realized that the team at NW Wind & Solar was sincere about understanding my goals and what I wanted most from a solar electric system.

The array they proposed and that I purchased is exactly what I wanted! I love the online monitoring and watching the meters spin as my array produces electricity from the sun. I can't think of another home improvement that has been more rewarding!

NW Wind & Solar promised me a great installation, on time and within my budget - and they delivered! You would be crazy to go with anyone else but NW Wind & Solar for your solar electric system project.

Phil Buckley

My experience working with NW Wind & Solar from the initial site evaluation to the finished installation was excellent. The company provided great communication and assistance throughout the installation of my solar project.

They installed my solar system on time with quality materials and excellent workmanship. Their installation crew was great. They maintained an organized and clean job site throughout the entire installation process. This company is very professional and a pleasure to work with.

NW Wind & Solar proved they will go the extra mile for complete customer satisfaction. You can be confident that NW Wind & Solar will deliver a high-quality solar system and excellent customer service. They exceeded our expectations.

Karen & George Seattle

Northwest Wind & Solar\’s recommendations during the design/coordination effort really helped to streamline the installation of the PV panels. In fact, I believe that the mock-up frame that they constructed for the design team to review was a key piece of the puzzle!

Phil Johnson, P.E., S.E. | Associate – DCI Engineers Seattle

Excellent company to work with from the initial site evaluation to the final install. Terry and the crew are very patient and willing to help you understand the entire process before any work gets started. If you are someone who is interested in taking a step towards renewable energy, this is the company you need to talk to.

Dennis S. via Yelp

These guys are total pros! Take them at their word. I had then install a solar panel system for me. It was SO worth it! From the initial consultation with Terry Gilliland, their project lead to working with their installers, it's been a cake walk for me all the way with these guys. If your in the market for a solar panel system do yourself a favor and call these guys first!

Tom F. via Yelp

From start to finish, NW Wind and Solar made this design and installation project amazingly enjoyable. They were very professional and explained everything very clearly.The installers were most careful of our home, yard, and even our dogs. We're very happy and recommend NW Wind and Solar to everyone who's interested.

Pat and Steve Marysville