Installing Solar PV on the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas and Islands Since 2003

Power Trip Energy is dedicated to improving the future of our community and our state through the use of renewable energy technologies.  We specialize in the design and installation of grid-tied PV systems on the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas, and have installed over 3 MW of grid-tied pv on over 500 homes and small businesses since 2003.  Call us for the finest renewable energy technologies to help you reduce your energy usage by harvesting the free and abundant solar energy that surrounds us.

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North Kitsap Solar Tour – First Solar Tour of the Season – Saturday May 14th

People tell us that the solar tours are the most valuable educational events we conduct.  Over the years, we have created a curriculum and determined how to make a focused informational solar  tour that works well for attendees and hosts alike. For more details on the entire summer tour schedule, see http://powertripenergy.com/upcoming-events/solar-home-tours/ The first tour will involve three homes in North Kitsap (Kingston, Poulsbo, & Indianola) that are different examples of state-of-the-technology grid-tied solar PV systems. The kick-off location for the North Kitsap Solar Tour will be the Kingston Community Center at 26159 Dulay Rd NE, Kingston, on Saturday May 14th.  From 10 AM – 11 AM,  there will be a brief presentation letting you know what you will see, and providing context for your site visits, maps will be available, and solar experts on hand to answer any questions.  The sites themselves will be open for touring from 11 AM – 3 PM.    ... read more

High solar demand, lower equipment prices, higher wattages, bring continued solar installation growth on Olympic Peninsula

There are several trends in the solar industry that are benefitting us locally, and driving our growth.  We are currently installing over 60 KW per month, having installed 180 KW in Q4 of last year, and Q1 of 2016.  That means in each quarter, we are installing as much solar as we did the first five years of business from 2003 through 2007. We continue to see prices on pv modules slowly decrease, mostly as a result of global manufacturing capacity increases and efficiency gains.  SunPower specifically has seen recent gains at its fourth “Fab” and is now approaching producing 1500 MW of pv per year. So as a result of this increased manufacturing capacity, SunPower has been able to give us a fairly significant price cut recently, in addition to adding a 360 watt version of their standard residential pv module.  We have been installing mostly 327’s for the last year, though now the 345’s are very close in price per watt and will make up the bulk of our designs for the remainder of the year.  In cases where we want to make the most power possible, we will give our clients the option of the 360 watt product. The increased installation rate here at Power Trip Energy also creates an interesting dynamic in terms of our pricing.  With more and larger projects being installed each month, without our overhead significantly increasing, we can lower our installation charges on each job.  So the lower equipment costs are actually resulting in lower labor charges as well. The extension of the federal tax credit has removed a major deadline... read more

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“To all the employees of Power Trip Energy!  Thanks for the awesome solar installation, you have motivated me to save more energy and promote solar power even more.” Kevin Koski - Bremerton, WA.

“By generating our own clean electricity, our family is reducing air pollution while being energy independent. And we’re doing it now so that our children can inherit a better world.” Stuart MacRobbie - Sequim, WA

“It’s been great to work with you all, from the office support to the sales staff, all the way through the electricians and the guys on the job. We couldn’t ask for more!” Susan and Ernie Kroll

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