Who We Are and What We Do

Northwest Electric and Solar LLC is a full-service Washington State commercial and residential electrical contracting company focusing on clean energy, including solar photovoltaic (PV), energy storage, electric vehicle charging, and energy efficiency.

Our Mission

At Northwest Electric and Solar, our mission is to install the highest quality electrical, solar and intelligent home energy systems with top-of-the-line technology and customer service.




Local Involvement

Build on the strong relationships we’ve developed and the reputation we’ve earned to foster wider adoption of sustainable technologies.


Ranked the #1 Solar and Energy Storage Contractor in the state of Washington for back-to-back years.


We provide a no-pressure sales process designed to ensure you receive a system that meets your needs/goals.


Adopting new technologies and applying best practices to advance industry development


We actively train and coach our entire company, from sales and office staff to our installation team, to deliver the best possible customer experience.

Our Vision

To create the standard in quality electrical, solar and intelligent home energy ecosystems for off-grid and grid-tied installations.

Meet the family

Owner CEO and Master Electrician Derek started the company in 2011, using a decade of electrical experience with commercial and residential firms. Responsible for setting the standard of excellence here at NWES, ensuring that our teams build systems better than “to code” by using the best, not simply adequate, methods and products in all our projects. Derek has built strong relationships with the local jurisdictions and utilities, not one to sit back and wait for the industry to keep up with where he thinks it should be. He’s held multiple classes at our offices, teaching inspectors and utility professionals about the latest advances in technology, particularly his knowledge of the interconnection of Tesla’s Powerwall battery system.

Meet Our Amazing Team

Alyssa Sprague

Office Manager

Cheryl Sorensen


Jeramy Harstad

Office Administrator

Ian Robinson

Energy Program Manager

Josh Peck

Energy Project Manager

Giancarlo Angulo

Energy Project Manager

Teemu Karvonen

Energy Field Manager

Manuel Larrain

Marketing Operations Manager

Sam Smith

Energy Sales Manager

Adam Stryker

Residential Manager

Alex Sheridan

Warehouse Manager

Dane Lennon

Solar Sales

Michael Rostad

Lead Solar Installer

Cameron Smith

Lead Service Electrician

Evie Junior

Residential Electrician

Jeff Laszewski

Service Manager

Shaun Washington

Lead Service Electrician

David Ramirez

Lead Solar Installer

Steve Cole

Lead Solar Installer

Jeremy Voss

Lead Residential Electrician

Jonathan "JP" Palacios

Solar Sales

Travis Peterson

Electrical Apprentice

Rob Holzinger

Lead Service Electrician

Parker Fitzhugh

Residential Apprentice

Max Usen

Energy Field Service Technician

Joe Comiskey

Residential Apprentice

Xander Olsen

Residential Apprentice

Anthony Bratcher

Energy Apprentice

Dustin Lytle

Energy Apprentice

Ian Crilly

02 Service Journey-level Electrician

Anton Bingham

Energy Apprentice

Bobby Calnan

Residential Apprentice

Isaiah Hinojosa

Residential Apprentice

Cameron Rowley

Energy Foreman

Paul Brunt

Energy Apprentice

Blake Berlin

Energy Apprentice

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About the Office

Exemplifying net-zero energy, our Kenmore office features solar PV systems on the roofs of both the office and the shop’s two electric vehicle charging stations (one for Tesla, one for other vehicles, including the NWES Nissan Leaf).  LED lighting, ductless heat pump, and polished concrete floor keep our energy use low, allowing for maximized usage of the solar energy we generate on-site.

Suppose you drive a Tesla or other plugin electric vehicle. In that case, we invite you to stop by to fill up your tank with solar electricity, meet the team, including canine mascots Olaf and Einstein, and enjoy a cup of coffee during business hours.

Community Affiliations

Utility Affiliations

Northwest Electric and Solar have installed hundreds of projects across the region, meeting all utility standards and requirements, resulting in hundreds of satisfied customers. Each utility offers special incentives for electric vehicle charging, energy efficiency upgrades, solar panels (solar energy), battery storage, or other types of electrical improvements. Please explore your utility’s web pages to learn more. You can count on Northwest Electric and Solar’s expert electricians to get your job designed, permitted, and inspected.