Westcoast Solar Energy Staff

The Westcoast Solar Energy team has many years of experience in the solar power industry.

Recognized as a global leader in solar development, Westcoast Solar Energy is credited for their evolved methods of installation for both commercial and residential properties.

We pride ourselves as one of the best solar companies in Sonoma County – thanks to you.

Nate Gulbransen

Nate Gulbransen has been in the solar industry since 2008 and prior to that the domestic sales manager for an electric vehicle company. He is responsible for all sales and marketing and customer relations at Westcoast Solar Energy. His 100% customer satisfaction commitment has enabled WSE to grow and become the North bay’s solar industry leader. Nate’s Forty under 40 Award by the Northbay Business Journal and his commitment to quality has led Westcoast Solar Energy to be ranked as the “Best Green Business” in a Northbay Biz Magazine readers poll. Nate believes in giving back to the community and as a leader of the Active 20-30 club of the North Bay, the group has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for under-privileged children in Napa, Marin, and Sonoma counties.

Westcoast Solar Energy holds a C-10 Electrical Contractor’s license and a C-46 Solar License.

Other Staff

Westcoast Solar Energy currently employs 8 full-time staff members all residing in the North Bay. Westcoast prides itself on promoting staff to give back to their communities. We currently have a Rotarian and a Certified EMT on staff and are proud to pay our employees living wages while offering all full time employees a comprehensive benefits package.

WSE employees are happy, appreciate the opportunity to work for the North Bay solar leader and are the best installers available. So join our team!

Westcoast Solar Energy has no CSLB or OSHA or any other violations.

Professional Experience

True experience is hard to demonstrate, with solar companies failing and employees moving around from one failing endeavor to another it may appear that a team is filled with “proven industry experts” when in actuality many of them have never worked together on a single project. Westcoast Solar energy is unique in that our team is made up of professionals that have worked together for years advancing the solar industry as a team. We still employ 5 members of our original founding team and the average tenure of our employees is over 4 years. We know how important teamwork is to understanding the intricacies of the projects we tackle. From hillside arrays to extensive winery installations, to residential projects, the successful experience we provide is unmatched in the North Bay.

In-house Installation

We don’t use subcontractors. We have fully licensed electricians and technicians that will take care of the entire installation. By keeping the job in-house, we ensure industry-leading quality control from design through implementation.

In-house Equipment

Westcoast Solar Energy realized at a very early stage the recipe to deliver the best quality installations. By investing in tools and equipment to make our installations teams highly efficient we lower our cost of installation without lowering quality. Since our focus is on commercial and large residential systems we own: a 55ft Gradall, a Caterpillar 308D excavator, a Caterpillar 259 skidsteer tractor, forklift and all the necessary tools to make quick work of any difficulty. In addition to this, we have numerous trucks, trailers and even an electric car to help us be the best solar company we can be.

Creating Solar Energy Opportunities with these Great Organizations

Northern California Engineering Contractors Association
Solar Sonoma County
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
California Solar Storage Association
Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce
Solar Power World
North Coast Builders Exchange