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We want to thank Mr. Haffner for his recent installation of our solar system. We had spoken to Mr. Haffner a couple of years ago after researching our choices and who had the most knowledge and experience in our area. We talked to companies from Pierce County as well as other providers in Thurston County and no one compared with South Sound Solar. After meeting Mr. Haffner we were definitely impressed with his knowledge and detail to the different options that were offered to us. Mr. Haffner is very careful to provide an accurate estimate and kept us informed with all the necessary steps including providing the necessary paperwork for our taxes.

Please feel free to have anyone contact us we have only positive comments on our experience.


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NW Solar Energy Experts

South Sound Solar is your local renewable energy expert since 2007. We are a full service solar installer, based in Olympia, WA. We design and install residential and commercial solar electric in Western Washington.
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  • Founder Kirk Haffner, Master’s in Physics, is involved in every step of the process, guaranteeing a quality system that is right for you
  • Family Owned and Operated
  • Based in Olympia, we are as local as possible
  • If you are outside our area, we will recommend an installer near you
  • Systems are custom designed to achieve every goal and meet any budget
  • Quality Made in the US Parts
  • NABCEP Certified
  • Electrical Engineering staff to assure a properly designed system
  • We take care of all the paperwork as part of your installation
  • 1 year warranty on all work
  • Free Service call after 1st year
  • We will service any solar array, including hot water, no matter who installed it, or when it was installed

How does it work in Washington?


  • Washington has 30% more sunshine annually than Germany, the leading user of solar
  • Solar is more efficient in cooler climates
  • Washington has some of the best incentive programs in the country
  • Looking at the scientific data, we estimate a 1kW solar PV system will generate about 1000kWh per year
  • The average solar system will pay for itself in 5 to 10 years






Take advantage of the Federal & State tax credits! Incentives include:

  • 30% federal income tax credit.
  • Increase property values and home equity
  • Accelerated depreciation for businesses
  • Earn 21 cents per KWh with Made in Washington panels