360-746-0859  |  4041 Home Rd Ste A, Bellingham, WA 98226

A Little About Us

Our Mission

We strive to:

  1. Educate and empower our customers, providing detailed analysis and setting honest expectations so that they can make informed, bankable decisions about their energy future.
  2. Design efficiently and intelligently to ensure that our bids are timely and accurate, and that each custom solar system is tailored to the site conditions and needs of that customer.
  3. Provide cost-effective energy-saving solutions at the highest installation standards possible. We do not compromise on quality.

In doing so, we hope to elevate the case for renewable energy in our region and contribute to decreasing our country’s dependence on fossil fuels and its contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions.

Western Solar was founded in Bellingham, Washington in 2002 and our team leads cumulatively have decades of experience installing several megawatts of solar electric systems throughout the United States.  In addition to our solar electric systems, we also specialize in battery backup solutions, electric vehicle charging stations, and ductless heat pumps. Our experience gives us confidence in our services. Our integrity gives us confidence in the experience you will have with us — we do not let our customers down.

Recent Posts

  • They were prompt, polite and responsive from the initial bid to the installation.
    Colleen S.6.27 kW solar PV system, Stanwood
  • Thank you. all is very well as promised. I just wanted to let you know that just about everybody that came to inspect the workmanship and even the PSE guy installing the new meter all agree that your work is top-notch. You can now add my name to that long list. I'm happy to have found you by the way of my neighbor, the Torgersen family, another of your satisfied customers. All the very best to you all. Many thanks, limo John
    John J.6.71 kW solar PV system, Anacortes
  • Excellent service at every step, from initial contact to go-live. Friendly, professional and highly knowledgeable staff. I cannot imagine how any part of the process could have gone better.
    David H.12 kW solar PV system, Bow
  • All the guys on your team were great to work with. I would highly recommend Western Solar for it's professionalism and courtesy.
    Denise B.7.5 kW solar PV system, Bellingham
  • Your entire team made this project a dream come true for us. The planet and the Palmers thank you!
    Bill and Kaye P.2.88 kW solar PV system, Bellingham
  • I was really pleased with how integrated the installation was from beginning to end. Josh was professional, responsive and helpful. I really appreciate all the info we were given about the credit union and how production credits work.  They didn’t just sell and install some panels and then leave us to figure out the rest.  That’s been huge.  We highly recommend Western Solar!
    Alexandra S.5.76 kW solar PV system, Bellingham

Why Choose Us?

For almost twenty years, it’s been our privilege to help Washingtonians make the transition to clean, renewable energy. From the start, we’ve brought together a team with a diverse set of skills who don’t just work well together, but who genuinely enjoy each other’s company and relish the opportunity to both learn from and support each other. Our driving principles are integrity and craftsmanship; we expect technical excellence and honesty and transparency from every employee, whether they’re dealing with customers or colleagues. We have been consistently voted one the best clean energy companies in the Northwest.

Our electricians are NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Certified, while our management leads our state’s solar trade organization, Washington Solar Energy Industries Association (WASEIA), helping to shape energy policy and ensure our customers have the most current industry information. Our staff are dedicated, pursuing a vocation for clean energy and a love of our region.

Our Service Area

Western Solar operates out of beautiful Bellingham, Washington and installs solar photovoltaic systems, battery backup systems, and ductless heat pumps throughout the I-5 corridor. Our primary service area includes:

  • Whatcom County
  • Skagit County
  • Island County
  • San Juan County
  • Snohomish County
  • King County

We always encourage our customers to get multiple bids and educate themselves on their solar options — it keeps everyone honest and competitive.

As of Summer 2022, we have temporarily paused bidding new projects in Snohomish and King Counties due to a combination of supply chain constraints and our full 2022 installation calendar.

We recommend that customers in these counties reach out to other local installers who are members of the Washington Solar Energy Industries Association (WASEIA), along with reviewing our articles Protect Yourself from Solar Scams & High-Pressure Sales and 6 Tips for Choosing a Solar Installer.

Residential Solar Installations

  • 9.62 kW, Deming
  • 11.84 kW, Bellingham
  • 8.88 kW, Friday Harbor
  • 6.4 kW, Bellingham
  • 7.56 kW, Camano Island
  • 9 kW, Sedro-Woolley

Commercial Solar Installations

  • Rosehill Community Center
  • Vashon Recycling and Transfer Station
  • Foothills Food Bank
  • East Whatcom Regional Resource Center
  • Recycling & Disposal Services
  • Friday Harbor Market