Green Festival Speakers

Jeremy Smithson


Smithson started Puget Sound Solar LLC in 2001 with 30 years of construction contracting experience, and a desire to turn Seattle on to solar energy. What started out as a vague notion has gelled into a firm commitment to establish solar energy as a viable and permanent consumer choice. Along the way, Jeremy has become a NABCEP Certified Solar Thermal and Solar PV Installer, a Washington State certified Electrical Administrator, and a popular lecturer and teacher. What was initially a solo act is now part of a team effort, with Pamela Burton, coowner, and six employees. Since 2001, Puget Sound Solar has installed, in 290 projects, 400 kW of solar electric systems and 256 kW of solar thermal systems. Smithson is a member of the American Solar Energy Society, Solar Washington, and the Solar Energy Industries Association.