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

  • Thank you for a job well done.
    Steven B.4.62 kW solar PV system, Blaine
  • Appreciate the excellent attention and service Western Solar provides its customers.
    Tom and Joyce B.
  • Your crew did a marvelous job. Very efficient, courteous. An all around fine bunch of guys!
    Dennis H.11.68 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
  • They were prompt, polite and responsive from the initial bid to the installation.
    Colleen S.6.27 kW solar PV system, Stanwood
  • When researching solar system for the house we interviewed five solar energy companies. We did an immense amount of research, and while all the companies gave us bids that were similar, Western was the only company that took the time to go on the roof with a small machine that mapped out the best position for the panels, whether they would be shaded anytime during the day and how much power they should produce to give us the best prediction of what to expect. This gave us comfort to know that we were only putting panels on our roof that would generate the maximum amount of electricity and so far they are right on target.  
    Dennis H.7.2 kW solar PV system, Stanwood

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