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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For all Solar Homeowners – Remember the June 30th Production Meter Reading Date

The annual Washington solar production incentive payments are based on the fiscal year from July 1 – June 30, so everybody with a grid-tied pv system is about to read their meters for the 2015/2016 year. You will get a letter containing this form below.  If you are a PSE customer, the form will be filled out for you.  We are not certain what the Jefferson and Clallam PUD’s are planning this year.  We have highlighted some of the important fields. The main thing you want to bear in mind is to go read your production meter on June 30.  Even if you are in PSE territory and they are going to read your meter and provide the information for you, we recommend reading your meter yourself at least annually.  Then you will want to compare that figure with last year’s June 30 reading in order to get your annual production figure for this year.  You will also be able to copy your DOR Tax Reporting Number from the top of last year’s form. Unless you are among the minority of our clients who have the Made in Washington PV modules from Silicon Energy or Itek, you will use the field highlighted to report your total kilowatt-hours for the year.  Although the base rate is stated as $0.15, all utilities in which we operate are or will be pro-rating this base rate due to the fact that the applications are now exceeding the available incentive pool,  of 0.5% of taxable utility revenues.... read more

Jefferson Solar Tour and EV Round-Up – Saturday, July 9, 10 AM – 3 PM

In the midst of our series of 2016 Solar Tours, we bring the Jefferson Solar Tour and EV Round-Up.  This will be our second year of making this Solar Tour petroleum-free.  Last year, we had 6 different electric vehicles (Nissan Leafs, Toyota RAV4 EV, BMW i3, Smart EV, and Tesla) carrying tour-goers to the local solar homes. The Jefferson Solar Tour is on Saturday July 9th, and will commence at 10 AM with tour orientation and Solar 101.  The local solar homes will be open from 11 AM – 3 PM, and while this is a self-guided tour, we hope everyone can drive or be passenger in an electric vehicle.  With our 10 KW PV system and Level II EV charging equipment here, we try to run these tours on 100% solar power. Kick-off Location: Power Trip Energy, 83 Denny Avenue, Port Townsend,  where you will be able to pick up maps and information, as well as ask questions of the Power Trip Energy staff. 10 AM – 11 AM “Spin Your Meter Backwards” Solar 101 workshop 10 AM – 3 PM: Tour info, Maps, & Staff available for questions 11 AM – 3 PM: Solar Homes Open for Touring  ... 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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