Why MAD Energy NW is Your Go-To Solar Panel Installation Expert in Seattle

In an era where sustainable living is not just a choice but a necessity, transitioning to solar energy is more than an environmental statement—it’s a smart investment. In the heart of this movement, MAD Energy NW shines as a beacon for homeowners and business owners in Seattle, offering top-notch solar panel installation services that promise not just to power homes and offices with clean energy but also to usher in an era of energy independence and financial savings.

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The Importance of Solar Energy in Washington

Washington’s unique climate and commitment to sustainability make it an ideal place for solar energy adoption. Solar power offers a clean, renewable source of energy that reduces our carbon footprint and reliance on fossil fuels. With abundant green spaces and a community conscious of its environmental impact, Seattle’s homeowners and business owners are increasingly turning to solar energy as a viable, eco-friendly solution.

Why Homeowners and Business Owners are Switching to Solar

The shift toward solar energy in Seattle is driven by more than just an environmental conscience. Financial incentives, such as federal and state tax credits, coupled with the potential for significant savings on energy bills, make solar installation an attractive investment. Beyond the immediate financial benefits, solar panels increase property value, offering long-term gains for property owners.

Why Choose MAD Energy NW?

Choosing the right partner for your solar installation is crucial, and MAD Energy NW stands out for its commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and community values. Our experienced team has successfully completed numerous projects across Seattle, earning accolades and positive reviews from satisfied clients. We like to think of ourselves as the best solar company Seattle. At MAD Energy NW, we believe in making solar energy accessible and affordable for everyone, ensuring a seamless transition to clean energy with comprehensive support every step of the way.

Understanding the Installation Process

MAD Energy NW demystifies the solar panel installation process, ensuring clients are informed and comfortable throughout. From the initial consultation to the final activation, our team works diligently to minimize disruptions and deliver a hassle-free installation experience. We pride ourselves on our transparency, providing clear timelines and updates as your project progresses.

Washington State

Solar Incentives

30% Federal Tax Credit

100% Sales Tax Exemption

Net Metering

Accelerated Depreciation


The Economic Benefits of Choosing MAD Energy NW

Investing in solar panels with MAD Energy NW not only contributes to a healthier planet but also promises substantial economic benefits. Our clients enjoy dramatic reductions in their energy bills, and with various financing options available, starting your solar journey has never been easier. Our team is dedicated to helping you maximize your investment, ensuring you benefit from all available incentives and rebates.

Our Commitment to the Seattle Community

MAD Energy NW’s commitment extends beyond installing solar panels. We are an integral part of the Seattle community, participating in local initiatives and supporting sustainable development. Choosing us for your solar needs means contributing to the creation of local jobs and promoting a greener, more sustainable Seattle.

Solar Systems

What we offer

Roof System

This is the most cost-effective application, which in turn provides the best return on your investment. Solar panels are more efficient than ever! Couple that with a 30% income tax credit, there’s never been a better time to install solar panels on your home.

Ground system

Rooftop solar is not your only option for panel placement, and sometimes is not the best option. If you have the space for it, a ground mount solar array offers the opportunity to install more solar than what may fit on your roof. In addition to being easier to clean, ground-mount solar will typically run more efficiently since the system operates under less heat creating less friction as the solar energy transfers to your home electrical system.


Considering a backup source for power during a power outage? Adding battery backup to your solar project is a great way to store energy for those stormy days, and eliminates the need to maintain a gas engine like a generator. These batteries run noise free and automatically transfer power when needed. And YES, these do also qualify for the 30% federal income tax credit!

We are the premier commercial, residential, and new construction solar company in Washington State.


Q1: How long does the solar panel installation process take with MAD Energy NW? 

: The timeline for solar panel installation can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. Typically, the process from initial consultation to activation ranges from 4 to 8 weeks. The installation itself can range from 2-5 days depending. We strive to ensure a smooth and efficient process, keeping you informed every step of the way.

Q2: Will MAD Energy NW assist with navigating government incentives and rebates for solar panel installation? 

Absolutely! We understand that navigating the incentives and rebates available for solar panel installation can be complex. MAD Energy NW’s team of experts will guide you through the available federal, state, and local incentives, helping you maximize your investment in solar energy.

Q3: With all of the misleading information online about solar panels, how do I know who to trust? 

It’s crucial to choose a solar installation company with a solid reputation and a track record of success. Look for local companies like MAD Energy NW that are transparent about their qualifications, certifications, and customer testimonials. We encourage you to research our projects, read reviews from our clients, and even reach out to us with any questions. Education and open communication are key, and we’re here to provide accurate, up-to-date information to help you make an informed decision.

Q4: Can solar panels significantly reduce my energy bills? 

Yes, installing solar panels can significantly reduce, or in some cases, virtually eliminate your electricity bills. The exact savings depend on various factors such as your energy usage, the size of your solar system, and the amount of sunlight your property receives. Our team can provide you with a personalized estimate of your potential savings during our initial consultation.

Q5: Does MAD Energy NW offer solutions for solar energy storage?

Yes, MAD Energy NW provides cutting-edge solar energy storage solutions, including battery backups. These systems allow you to store energy to be used during a power outage. As time-of-use rates are implemented, excess energy generated during the day can be used when rates are at their peak, enhancing your energy independence and ensuring a continuous power supply.


What's Included

solar panels


Solar panels, also known as modules within the industry, convert sunlight into electricity using the photovoltaic effect.


Solar Inverters convert the direct current power produced by the modules, into an alternating current to be used.


Solar racking is the mounting system that supports and secures the panels to the roof or ground structure.


Solar Batteries are used to store electricity generated by the solar panels for those times when the utility power drops out.


MAD Energy NW stands as a leader in solar panel installation in Seattle, driven by our commitment to quality, sustainability, and community. With the increasing importance of renewable energy, now is the perfect time to make the switch to solar. Our team is ready to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring you enjoy all the benefits solar energy has to offer. Contact us today to start your journey towards a brighter, more sustainable future.

Work You Can Believe In

The Mad Energy Solar Warranty

25-30 Year Solar Panel Production Warranty

12-25 Year Inverter and Optimizer Warranty

25 Year Racking Warranty

10 Year Workmanship Warranty

10 Year Battery Warranty

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Ground System

Ground mount systems are the best solution for large applications and utility scale generation plants.  With these large systems the scale makes up for additional costs developing and securing a piece of land for a solar array.  Additional ground mount costs are installing new structure for the solar panels, and trenching underground electrical feeders back to the nearest utility service.  Small residential and commercial size ground mount systems cost more than rooftop applications but many home and business owners prefer to locate their solar arrays on poles or ground racks in a vacant field or un-used yard.  If choosing to install ground mount solar panels we recommend thinking about maintenance, including mowing around, or under your array, weed control and protection from people and animals by fencing or elevating the array on poles.

Solar Panels

Solar panels, also known as modules within the industry, convert sunlight into electricity using the photovoltaic effect.  PV, short for Photovoltaic, is solar electricity.  Solar panels today come in two general sizes, 60 cell, 5-1/2’ x 3-1/2’ most often for residential and 72 cell, 6-1/2’ x 3-1/2’ most often for commercial but they are widely used interchangeably.  There are many varieties and unique options, but these are the traditional, most widely used panel types.  Solar panels come with black or silver frames for aesthetic purposes and there are countless manufacturers.  We lead with only the best available panels on the market today to ensure our customers have the most bankable, long-term, reliable and proven options for your solar investment.  Your design consultant will discuss these options with you and recommend the panel that best meets your project goals and preferences.


For solar modules to produce AC power that can be used by homes and businesses, solar inverters are essential. They function as the system’s brains and are matched to your service voltage. They have data logging capabilities and internet connections for tracking system output.

Today’s inverters regulate each solar panel on the roof using a rapid shutdown safety feature that is mandated by current rooftop system codes.

String inverters with DC optimizers and microinverters are the industry standard for rooftop solar arrays due to their shading and string sizing benefits, eliminating reduced production from the intermittent shade and string design challenges.

Solar Racking

Solar racking is the mounting system that supports and secures the solar panels to the roof or ground structure.  Racking must be UL listed for its intended purpose while providing an electrical grounding path.  Most racking rails are anodized aluminum for light-weight strength and corrosion resistance.  Racking systems are designed to safely and structurally mount solar panels to any structure.  They are engineered to meet local codes just like the building and roof structure itself.  They are engineered to withstand the worst-case scenario weather events for the location and jurisdiction where they will be permitted and installed.