Puget Sound Solar is Washington’s Leader in Commercial Solar
Decades Of Experience
We’ve designed, installed and serviced hundreds of customized Commercial Solar photovoltaic systems since 2001. Each customer is unique and meeting and exceeding your solar goals is where we excel.
Our commercial solar team is experienced working with small to large sized companies. We install solar for schools, farms, apartments, non-profits, malls, community centers, transit centers, government buildings, churches, groceries, utilities and more.
With a highly experienced and diverse team, Puget Sound Solar is your choice when you want a commercial solar PV system that’s customized to meet your needs and budget.
Whatever the goal is for your solar project – offsetting your electrical bill, reducing your environmental footprint, demonstrating leadership by using renewable energy, providing a resiliency in case of a power outage – Puget Sound Solar’s Commercial Solar team is here for you.
There are a couple of main types of solar financial incentives for businesses. There is the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and the Production Tax Credit (PTC) however companies can typically only use one type or the other. See the following table from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) website for an overview of solar financial incentives for businesses and go to the DOE website for detailed information about solar for businesses.
Give us a call at 206-706-1931 or fill out our contact form below and let us know about the goals for your solar project. Our experts will help you understand how solar will benefit your business.
Planning a Solar Project For a Commercial Or Public Building?
Solar Solutions Customized For Your Project
Our in-house engineers will custom design your solar system based on your facilities unique architecture and projected long-term electrical consumption. Our designs can help you in qualifying for LEED and ILFI certifications or meeting local preservation board requirements. Puget Sound Solar designed and installed the worlds-first ILFI, certified grocery store and the first ILFI certified remodeled home in Seattle.
From beginning to end we make going solar easy for your business. We complete all the net metering paperwork and state incentive program forms, and coordinate with your local permitting agency, city inspectors, and utility to get your meters installed and system turned on in a timely fashion.
Quality Installation & Project Management
Our professional installation teams have extensive experience, an excellent safety record, and pride themselves on ensuring every job is a quality job. Our supervisors are NABCEP certified, which is the most respected certification in our industry. Our team has installed over 1,000 systems for apartments, condos, businesses, institutions, private residences, and schools. All our commercial electricians and installers are in house and have completed OSHA 10 or OSHA 30, (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) training.
Optimize ROI with Incentives
Federal, State and local governments offer incredible financial incentives to encourage businesses to invest in renewable energy, leading with a 26% federal tax credit in 2021 and 2022 plus an accelerated depreciation of 85% of the cost over 5 years. Our technical sales team can help you identify the qualifying programs for your business to maximize your ROI.
Puget Sound Solar offers active monitoring of your system production for the duration of our 10-year warranty. Software enables our team to keep track of production patterns. A vigilant eye on this data ensures your system is always performing as it should.
Public Solar and Schools
We have extensive experience designing and installing solar on public works projects for the State of Washington, King County, and the City of Seattle. Are you a looking for a solar bid for a public project? Contact us for a firm quote. We are familiar with the whole process, from contracts, bonds, and submittals to commissioning. We have worked with the largest contractors, architects, and engineering firms in the area and have references available on request.
Commercial Solar and the Energy Codes
The Seattle Energy Code (articles C406, C406.5, C411, C411.1 and C412, Onsite renewable energy systems) requires solar, and the State Energy Code R406 makes solar one of eight options for attaining building energy performance minimums in new commercial building construction. We have extensive experience with these projects
High Quality Materials
We use only the highest quality solar panels, racking, and peripheral components. We prefer to work with materials made in the State of Washington, or the United States, but we’ll acquire whatever products best suits your individual project and gives you the most value including:
- PV modules
- Mounting systems
- Combiners & sub panels
- Monitoring systems
- Specialty hardware
Detailed Bid Proposals:
Our bid proposals include most of the information in a submittal package:
- Equipment specifications including modules and BOS, (balance of system) –
- Solar module (panel) brand, model, wattage and warranty.
- Solar inverter, microinverter, optimizer brand, model and warranty.
- Racking/attachment, brand, model and warranty.
- Dimensioned CAD drawings including-
- PV module array layouts
- Fire Code compliance
- Array elevations
- Structural loads
- Wind load calculations
- Ballast block layouts
- Riser Diagrams
- Inverter and switchgear elevations
- One-line drawings
- Electrical calculations
- Electric site plan
- O&M manuals