Kevin Charap, General Manager, NW Wind & Solar, SME, Inc., “Solar Power Really Works in Washington!”
Kevin is employee #1 and has been the General Manager for NW Wind & Solar since its inception in 2009. He is directly responsible for all business operations, projects, and customer satisfaction, with a focus on design and installation management.
With over 800 projects and 8 MW of solar PV deployed in Washington State, Kevin is pleased to have established a diverse project portfolio and extensive list of professional references. Showcase projects include the Bullitt Center in Seattle, Seattle Aquarium, Google’s Kirkland Campus, four Fire Stations, “Net Zero Energy” projects for tribal facilities, private businesses, and homes, as well as bringing solar PV to 25 schools. He looks forward to taking on the next challenging project and offering his expertise to optimize solar PV investments for his customers.
Kevin has previous experience managing custom home construction and community development, as well as commercial and industrial estimating and project management. Originally from Wenatchee, Kevin holds a BS in Construction Management from WSU (Go Cougs!). In his free time he enjoys seasonal outdoor activities, fishing, BBQ, and live music. Kevin lives on Tiger Mountain with his wonderful wife and two daughters.