Northwest Green Home Tour For more photos and full descriptions of the tour sites, visit www.nwgreenhometour.org
Puget Sound Solar
Besides being the first company to install solar on homes and businesses in King, Kitsap, Jefferson and Snohomish counties Puget Sound Solar has been involved with the growth of other Northwest solar companies and the passage of legislation that supports solar energy. Jeremy was early to see the importance of electric vehicles to tackle energy shortages and the climate crisis. EV Support is PSS division that designs and installs charging stations at homes, businesses and bus barns. Our 110 year old net zero home demonstrates energy conservation skills learned by Jeremy in his 30 years of experience in residential design and construction.
In 2001 so outraged by Dick Chaney’s reference to the insignificance of conservation in an energy policy, my husband, Jeremy Smithson insisted that we should transform our construction and remodeling business into Puget Sound Solar. In June of that year we installed the first net metered residential solar electric system in Seattle on the home of Thomas Allsopp in the Roosevelt District. Three months later we planned to hold the first ASES solar tour, just weeks following the 911 event. Linda Mapes of the Seattle Times understood how solar energy could make a difference to our country's dependency on foreign oil. The tour made the front page.
Since then the solar business has grown exponentially, we now employ over 30 plus employees and dozens of other solar companies have opened up. The couple have five grown children and 8 grandchildren. “In the big picture everything we do is for the next generation”.
Pam does regular public affairs program including those dealing with the climate crisis, COVID 19 and Black Lives matter. You can hear kpfg LP at 107.3fm and on line kbfgseattle.org