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Premier Solar Northwest: Empowering Oregonians One Panel at a Time

The global dialogue around climate change spans conversations on TV, at work and sometimes, even in our own living rooms. It is not uncommon to see many businesses and consumers adopting more eco-friendly practices and trying to decrease their carbon footprint where they can.

One industry, in particular, is dedicated solely to these causes: solar power.  

In Oregon, Premier Solar Northwest is one such business. Premier Solar sells and installs solar panels to customers looking to be a little greener in how they get their energy and power their homes.

“This is something that seems to be gaining a lot of momentum,” said Bob Rathbone, co-owner. “People want to do what’s right for the environment.”

Premier Solar has been accredited with Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific since 2014 and is one of the companies we selected to feature in our Building Better Business video series (video above).

Like all BBB accredited businesses, Premier Solar upholds BBB’s standards of integrity by taking care of its customers from start to finish, having a proven track record and illustrating a conscientious effort to enhance trust in Oregon’s buyer-seller marketplace.

This is particularly important in what is still a growing industry that consumers want to learn more about. Consumers are looking to get a true understanding, not only on renewable energy, but the types of business they should be interacting with in that space, how solar panels work and what is factored into each home’s needs and, ultimately, price.

“We heard an interesting statistic about [renewable energy] recently,” said Cliff Barry, co-owner. “It took 40 years for the first one million solar panel installations to occur. In the last two years, there’s been another one million and they project in the next two years, another million. So, there’s a huge ramp-up of interest.” 

With that kind of trajectory, it is critical customers are able to find businesses they can trust to get the job done right.

“We think the BBB [seal] gives us credibility that we are aligned with somebody that gives our customers just a little bit more comfort dealing with us,” said Barry.  

BBB NW+P is proud to stand behind Premier Solar and wants to shine a spotlight on this worthy Portland-based business. Check out the video above to learn more!

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Written by Danielle Kane

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