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LAST UPDATED: April 6th, 2022

Northwest Electric and Solar provides full-service commercial and residential electrical and installation services in Washington state. The company focuses on clean energy services, working to install solar plus storage, electric vehicle charging, and other energy efficient products and systems. Regardless of property size, Northwest Electric and Solar has a solution for the project. 

The main focus of the Northwest Electric and Solar business is solar photovoltaic system installations. The company installs high level, efficient solar and storage equipment allowing clients to be more energy independent and reduce their carbon footprint. 

Northwest Electric and Solar has provided electrical and solar solutions since 2011. Owner and CEO Derek White is a Master Electrician and has been an advocate of solar energy for over a decade. White has industry leading knowledge of the interconnection of the Tesla Powerwall battery system. The company is affiliated with the Snohomish County Public Utility District, the Puget Sound Energy Group, and the Seattle City Light effort. 

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The Good

  • Wide Range of Services
  • Tier-1 Equipment
  • Extended Warranties
  • Credit Union Partnership

Wide Range of Services

Many companies in the industry solely offer solar installation services. Northwest Electric and Solar is breaking the mold, providing more comprehensive solar, battery, and electrical services to prospective clients. Northwest Electric and Solar provides the following services:

  • Solar — Northwest Electric and Solar is equipped to install customized solar systems even in a region known for its often dreary weather conditions. 
  • Tesla Solar Roof — The Northwest Electric and Solar team is an established Tesla Solar subcontractor, providing the newest home solar solutions from Tesla.
  • EV Charging —The company installs EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) on residential or commercial sites. 
  • Battery Backup — The company can install Tesla, SolarEdge, and Enphase battery or storage solutions that are compatible with solar systems. 
  • Electrical — The skilled workforce at Northwest Electric and Solar provide a wide range of electrician type services to clients. 

By providing a more comprehensive service to clients, Northwest Electric and Solar can manage both large and small projects while also providing solutions to all solar, energy, and electrical needs. 

Tier-1 Equipment

Northwest Electric and Solar only installs high quality components on clients’ properties. The company has developed relationships with high end brands and manufacturers of solar panels, inverters, and other solar energy equipment. Brand partnerships include the following:

  • Solaria 
  • Tesla 
  • Enphase
  • SolarEdge

These partnerships allow for Northwest Electric and Solar to provide some of the highest quality solar packages to its clients. As preferred partners, Northwest Electric and Solar is able to find the ideal solution for every roof regardless of arrangements or complications. 

Monitoring

Many solar installation companies complete the installation process and consider the job to be done. That is not the case with Northwest Electric and Solar. The company goes above and beyond providing monitoring services to ensure that all clients are receiving and producing the most efficient and clean energy available.

There are two monitoring platforms available to Northwest Electric and Solar clients:

  • Enphase Monitoring — The solar energy production data arranges into visual charts and graphs that clients can view on a desktop or mobile app. 
  • SolarEdge Monitoring — The solar energy production data arranges into visual charts and graphs that clients can view on a desktop or mobile while simultaneously viewing panel efficiency. 

Warranties

All work conducted by Northwest Electric and Solar is compliant with all state and local regulations. While the company is focused on quality, there are things that can happen that cause a solar system to malfunction. To protect clients in these circumstances, Northwest Electric and Solar offers the following warranties:

  • Workmanship — Northwest Electric and Solar provides an industry leading 25-year workmanship warranty that guarantees the systems’s design, assembly, and installation will be done correctly per manufacturers’ published instructions. Most solar installation companies only offer a 10-year workmanship warranty.
  • Replacement — Northwest Electric and Solar is so confident in the equipment it installs on client’s properties that a 25-year replacement warranty is also offered to customers. This means if any of the components installed fail within 25 years of installation and the manufacturer’s warranty period as well, Northwest Electric and Solar will take care of the entire replacement process.

Additionally, Northwest Electric and Solar offers a maintenance subscription to ensure that solar energy generation is at maximum capacity. 

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The Bad

  • Limited Service Area
  • No NABCEP Certification

Limited Service Area

Northwest Electric and Solar remains a locally owned and operated enterprise only servicing the Puget Sound area, including Seattle, Eastside, King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County, as well as Western Washington. 

No NABCEP Certification

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the gold standard of certification in the solar industry. The nonprofit professional certification and accreditation organization provides both individual and company accreditation to qualified applicants.

There are accreditation programs for photovoltaic system installers, solar heat installers, technical sales, and other renewable energy professionals. Most solar installation companies either have company accreditation or have accredited installers on staff. While the company has an electrical license in the state of Washington, it does not have company accreditation or accredited professionals on staff.

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The Bottom Line

Northwest Electric and Solar provides comprehensive solar and electrical services throughout the state of Washington. The company has developed and maintained high level solar relationships, offers industry leading warranties, and has partnership with local credit unions to provide financing options. 

While there is a lot of upside to the Northwest Electric and Solar service, there are some concerns prospective clients should be aware of. Northwest Electric and Solar only services the state of Washington and does not have NABCEP-certified installers.

Despite its limitations, prospective solar customers should consider Northwest Electric and Solar for solar installation and electric services. The team has the experience and partnerships to install energy efficient products. 

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