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About Coastal Solar | Solar Energy Services 2017-04-13T04:55:57+00:00

About Coastal Solar:

The idea of establishing a solar energy company was born out of a vision and concept that principal owner and CEO, Clay Sikes, had in 2013. Through much diligence, research and prayer this vision has now come to fruition with the acquisition of Coastal Solar Power Company of Savannah, a four year old solar company. Coastal Solar Power Company is now a division of The Sikes Group. The Sikes Group is a leading company in real estate, real estate marketing, land acquisition and development, commercial development and their related services with over 46 years of experience. Keith Freeman oversees system installation and brings over forty years of experience to the team. Our staff with backgrounds in engineering, sales, education and management brings an exceptionally diverse field of experience to the company.

Our Process:

When you contact Coastal Solar about your potential for “going solar”, we will guide you through the entire experience, describing exactly how the process works and answer any questions that you might have. We will perform a comprehensive solar and energy site assessment, where you have the benefit of making sure that your home/business/farm is suitable for a solar installation before proceeding. You will receive all of the benefits of our extensive knowledge and experience in matters concerning a solar installation, and are given a complete cost-effective view of what a solar electric system can provide. No pressure, just honest advice! You can then decide to proceed knowing that we will specify only highly proven, fully warranted, world-class solar electric products that assure your system will perform as expected for many, many years.

Keith Freeman – “The Pioneer of Solar in the Southeast”


“The Pioneer of Solar in the Southeast”
  Keith Freeman spent his youth traveling the breadth of the United States and world as the son of a father serving in the Air Force to include time in Morocco, Alaska, Texas, and sunny Savannah at Hunter Army Airfield. From the very beginning, his interests led him to advanced studies in all things regarding sustainable energies. He left Northern Alabama after graduation to attend CCD Red Rocks in Colorado, which in 1978 was one of the only schools with a sustainable energy program in the country. From that point on he made Savannah his home, raised his family and started multiple successful businesses. In 2001 Keith co-founded One World Sustainable and operated as one of the first solar installation companies within Georgia. He is well known and respected within every circle of the energy industry within the South East. His work and travels have included all forms of design and installation from residential installs all the way to utility scale projects from Georgia to the Caribbean. He has currently designed and installed well over 5MW of photovoltaics in over 500 locations.

Keith has been instrumental in the expedient growth of our company and to our ability to complete a single source 1.08 megawatt project within our first full year in business. His technical expertise combined with years of experience with what works ensures our designs are reliable, accurate, and meet the very specific business solution we aim to meet with each individual customer.

“Having Keith Freeman on board makes Coastal Solar a better business. His knowledge of the industry, his contacts and friends throughout the renewable energy world will no doubt be a strong plus for us,” says Sikes.

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Clay Sikes

He currently owns and manages hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial retail space , climate-controlled storage units, thousands of acres in timberland, and more.  His strength is his God, and his ability to develop strong relationships, building winning combinations.

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Suzanne Walker

With 25 years of extensive knowledge and application of operational management along with extensive coordination of dynamic production teams, Suzanne has quickly become the center of the nervous system for all that is done within Coastal Solar.

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Doug Baird

Doug is a serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in telecom, backup generator, power factor correction and finance who enjoys finding unique ways where businesses can maximize savings and return on investment with renewable energy products.

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Mike Harrell

Mike works as a Site Analyst, helping customers figure out the best place on their property to put their solar panels.  He now uses his business, training, sales, and management experience to help industrial and business see how solar will improve their long term profit margins.

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Phill Marron

Phill has an extensive background holding middle and senior management responsibilities in business, manufacturing and education.  In recent years, he provided procurement, human resources and facilities management consulting services to help businesses reduce waste, improve performance, increase profitability and add value to their organization.

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Derek L. Duke

Derek’s role is to help navigate any interactions we have with the government, and he’s the perfect person for this role.  He’s been a planning and zoning commissioner for Bulloch Country and the head of sales for a travel agency/flight service company. Derek is very excited about renewable energy and is a great addition to Coastal Solar.

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Mike Croft

Behind the scenes of every installation Mike ensures that our design and product solve the unique equation to every individual’s system. As a senior leader, Mike’s approach to exceptional service hardly represent his capacity as a true servant leader to those under his direction.

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Jason Traylor

Jason’s desire to make a bigger difference for positive change in the world and his community led him out of the Military and into a partnership with Coastal Solar where he now operates Coastal Solar Oregon.

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H. Candler Boyd, Jr., EdD

Dr. Candler Boyd leads the education segment of Coastal Solar, producing an unparalleled opportunity to Georgia School Systems through Power Purchase Agreements.  “Schools systems can reduce overhead and reap the benefits of Solar with no upfront capital. Where else can you go and find an opportunity like this?”

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