Coastal Solar Featured on 2019 Top Solar Contractors List 

Hinesville, Georgia, July 23, 2019 —With renewable energy expected to be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years, Coastal Solar is happy to be contributing to the country’s energy mix. Coastal Solar has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its installation efforts in the magazine’s 2019 Top Solar Contractors list.

The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets, and ranks contractors by kilowatts installed in the previous year. 

Solar Power World enjoys assembling the Top Solar Contractors list each year, and our 2019 edition features hundreds of companies making big impacts in local energy markets,” said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. “Solar power is becoming competitive with traditional electricity sources in more markets, and cities and states are demanding more renewable energy options. It’s a great time to be a solar installer, and we’re happy to highlight the best installation companies in the country on our list.”

The U.S. solar market is expected to see 14% growth in 2019, with over 12 GW of new solar power added to the grid this year — enough to power 2.28 million average American homes. This increase in installations is attributed to strong residential solar interest and a rush to get projects in before the 30% federal investment tax credit steps down to 26% next year. Coastal Solar became the leader in solar power for the poultry industry and has since developed Ag Solar Solutions, a new company with the single goal of reaching the agricultural industry with this profit-increasing technology. Coastal Solar is now more focused than ever on forming relationships with businesses throughout the country that are seeking a boost to their bottom line through ROI-Focused solar power solutions.

The emerging energy storage market will also influence solar installations going forward. In markets that encourage grid service applications like time-of-use (TOU) shifting, self-consumption and backup power, battery systems paired with solar arrays are attractive options for home and business owners looking to save costs. Coastal Solar has even formed exclusive research and development deals with the nation’s top battery producers to bring new, more powerful technology to market.

Coastal Solar’s team stretches throughout the country with installations completed from coast to coast. The company also goes further than most renewable energy companies by planting trees in a massive conservation effort. To date, Coastal Solar has physically planted more than 650,000 trees. 

Owner and CEO, Clay Sikes offered, “I’ve had the pleasure of forming many profitable and mutually beneficial relationships in my 50+ years in business. But the difference we’re making together for farmers, businesses, and individual people has made me more proud than anything else I’ve ever done in business. I’ve found a solution that literally gives the power back to the people and helps them become more financially stable while contributing to local economies and improving the environment. I believe there is no industry with a greater opportunity to impact the world for good than that of solar power.” 

About Solar Power World 

Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped U.S. solar contractors — including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets — grow their businesses and do their jobs better.

Media Contacts

Coastal Solar

Charlene Freeman


Solar Power World

Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief



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