Maine Solar Solutions specializes in the design and installation of renewable energy systems. We provide practical, cost-effective solar solutions for our clients.
Maine Solar Solutions is committed to customer satisfaction. Satisfaction is achieved by installing high-quality equipment, following the highest standard of workmanship, and maintaining clear communication from initial contact through project completion.
We take a consultative approach to help clients achieve their goals. From the initial process of explaining available solutions to clear presentation of appropriate technology, we act as your advocate to ensure the successful installation of a system that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.
Maine Solar Solutions is an Efficiency Maine Residential Registered Vendor, a certified Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dealer and are prescreened members of EnergySage and SolarReviews.com. We are also only 1 of 2 solar installers in Maine certified as Pearl Contractors. We have NABCEP Certified team members, licensed electricians, and are authorized to offer PACE and PowerSaver loans.
Meet the Maine Solar Solutions Team
Our professional solar installers and consultants serve businesses & homeowners throughout the state of Maine. We are passionate about solar, and we look forward to working with you on your installation!
Sam Zuckerman, Owner.
Sam’s focus is on guiding homeowners and business owners as they implement renewable energy systems.
Sam performs system design, material specification, and project management for customers’ projects. Sam also oversees fieldwork and occasionally works alongside the crew in the field.
Sam is focused on customer satisfaction and is personally committed to accountability from initial customer contact through successful project completion and beyond. After an early career as a carpenter and construction manager for a design-build firm, Sam established Stone Cottage Contracting, a general contracting company focused on working with homeowners to manage and implement remodeling and renovation projects.
A lifelong interest in renewable energy and high-efficiency building practices led Sam to pursue a career in the growing solar energy sector. Prior to establishing Maine Solar Solutions, Sam worked as an independent installation sub-contractor, sales and project manager for two Portland area renewable energy companies.
Jacob BradleyJacob has been an electrician for over 8 years working on commercial, industrial, and residential electric projects. Jacob finds solar to be a progressive industry that is laying the stepping stones to a greener future and is grateful to play a part in it. He loves the views he gets to see every day from the roofs and the awesome people that he works with on a daily basis. When he is not at work, you will find him fishing, hiking, and spending time with his family.
Richard Casey, Master ElectricianMeet our senior electrical engineer, Rick. He supervises electrical inspections and also oversees NEC code requirements. He has been in the renewable energy field for 25 years and was an electrical engineer consultant for 10 years. He loves the solar technology we are providing, and he has been a firm believer in it all of his adult life. When not at work, you can find him spending time with his family and working on his 12-acre farm from 1860!
NABCEP PV Certified Installer
Ryan Carr, Solar InstallerRyan is one of our solar installers here at Maine Solar Solutions. His primary goal is to assist in installing, repairing, and general maintenance of all the solar equipment. He joined the Maine Solar Solutions team because he wants to create a better environment for his daughter. Before he came to Maine Solar Solutions, he was an installer of greenhouse facilities. When he is not working, you will find him camping with his family, hiking with his dogs, or reading.
Aaron CartterfieldWorking in a large corporate environment as the Senior Site Surveyor and PV Installer at SolarCity taught Aaron a lot about process and efficiency that he has been able to apply at Maine Solar Solutions. Aaron attended Kalamazoo College where he earned a degree in Physics and a minor in Mathematics. He earned his NABCEP PV Installation and Design at Kennebec Valley Community College and his Residential, Commercial, and Battery Solar certificates from Solar Energy International. Aaron enjoys working at Maine Solar Solutions because it has a community feel, and creates jobs in Maine. When not visiting with solar customers you can find Aaron skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.
Business Development &
Head of Sales
NABCEP PV Professional & Certified Electrician’s Helper
Kalvin CrotoKalvin is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who studied solar energy design with Solar Energy International (SEI) after returning from his two years of service in Tanzania. Aside from the work itself, one of the things Kalvin enjoys the most about working at Maine Solar Solutions is the people he works with (who are always ready to talk nerdy about solar). Post-install you will find Kalvin speaking with customers about how excited they both are to see solar installed on their homes! When Kalvin isn’t on roofs, you will find him out in the mountains hiking and down in the rivers canoeing.
NABCEP PV Certifed Associate
Jon-Luke DonmangeloJon-Luke is one of our solar consultants at Maine Solar Solutions. He conducts some of the one-on-one site surveys and works with our team of designers to build our client’s customized solar electric systems. Jon-Luke became a solar consultant because he wanted to make a positive difference. He does this daily by helping customers reach their goals of energy independence. Before solar, he worked for an annuities firm case designing for financial advisors who worked in wirehouses such as Merrill Lynch & Morgan Stanley. Jon-Luke loves the culture and atmosphere at Maine Solar Solutions and that everyone he works with genuinely cares about the work they do. On the weekend you can find him spending his time outdoors, working on music, or watching the patriots on Sundays!
Dade FolletteDade is another crew member that is part of the solar installation team. Dade decided to pursue his career in electricity and is currently working towards his electrician’s license. Working with Maine Solar Solutions particularly caught his eye because not only is there is an electrical component, but the renewable energy field is one of much potential and growth in Maine. In his free time, you will most likely find Dade fishing or skiing.
Heather HodgkinsHeather’s main roles at Maine Solar Solutions are directing marketing, guiding customers through the process of going solar, and ensuring top-notch customer service. Heather’s favorite part of her job is offering personalized customer service that exceeds customers’ expectations both during and after the install. Heather worked for almost 10 years in nonprofits, including as the senior associate director of donor engagement at The Jackson Laboratory, the Center for Grieving Children, and Good Will-Hinckley. Heather feels privileged to work for a great company that is playing a part in helping keep the trails, oceans, and mountains she frequents clean for future generations to enjoy. Heather is working on getting her NABCEP PV Associate certificate, and when she is not assisting her fellow Mainers with solar, she is hiking all over the state with her dog Finnigan.
Customer Experience & Marketing Manager
Thomas Hopf LovettThomas is one of our solar installers at Maine Solar Solutions and focuses on electrical D.C. runs for the solar arrays. Thomas has an Electromechanical Tech degree from Central Maine Community College and is a licensed electrician helper. Thomas enjoys working in an industry where even if the job is for a single individual, the overall concept of solar helps everyone. When not at work, Thomas enjoys working with animals, taking care of his property, snowboarding, hiking and exploring Maine.
Certified Electrician Helper
Ian HubbardIan is one of the Lead Solar Installers on the team. He earned his BA in both Biology and History at St. Lawrence University. The Certificates he earned over the years are also quite impressive and include everything from Wilderness First Responder to Avalanche to Fire Fighter training. Ian grew up on a Dairy Farm in Maine and attributes this to his strong work ethic and love for the outdoors.
Lead Solar Installer
Certifed Electrician Helper
Certified Electrican Helper
Adrian SmithAdrian is one of our Lead Electricians at Maine Solar Solutions. Adrian has many years of experience working in the electric field, including with Spark Applied Efficiency, Revision Heat, and also owned his own electrical contracting business. He earned both his Journeyman and Limited Electrician licenses and is currently working on his Masters in Electric. Adrian has chosen to use his electrical experience in solar because he wants to make a difference in the climate crisis. He loves working for Maine Solar Solutions and looks forward to working with his co-workers every day. He finds it refreshing to work with people who not only care so much about their jobs but who want to make a difference.
Ray SuttonMeet Ray, our roof lead at Maine Solar Solutions. He takes charge and leads the crew with installation on the roof. He loves that he is making a difference with the current climate crisis and was drawn specifically to solar as he enjoys being outdoors every day. He also loves that he is working for a local small business in Maine and has the best coworkers in the state. Before going solar, Ray was a science teacher. When not on roofs, you can find him spending time with his wife and two daughters on their small farm where they raise pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, and rabbits (and are starting a tree farm and orchard).
Kristin ThomasonKristin helps install solar modules which involves setting feet on the roof, cutting and installing rails, and then laying the modules. She enjoys that the team rotates through different duties each day to help keep it fresh while also making sure everyone can do all aspects of the job. For Kristin, working in the renewable energy field was a no brainer because she genuinely cares about what she is doing and wants to make a positive impact on the environment. She enjoys the team mentality of her coworkers and how they all pull together equally to get the job done right. Kristin’s favorite interactions are when she can get off of the roof and share the excitement with the customer over the job that is completed. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys hiking, boating, camping, long drives, relaxing, and spending time with the wonderful people in her life.
Philip WalterPhilip is our operations manager at Maine Solar Solutions. Phil primarily takes care of the crews in making sure that they have all their supplies as well as answer any questions they have to ensure a seamless install. He has a bachelor’s in Human Ecology, and he has his NABCEP solar installer certification. He has been with our team since 2016 and he’s done almost every part in the process. When he is not at work you can find him hiking, canoeing, and exploring Maine.
Certified Electrician Helper
Preston WightPreston earned his electricians helpers license and took the Mitsubishi Electric M and P Series HVAC training and Heat Pump training at Kennebec Valley Community College. Preston’s background includes lots of experience in manual labor including as a Farm Manager for many years. When he is not installing solar panels or assisting at Trade Shows, you will find him practicing photography all around Maine. You can thank Preston for many of the great photos on our social media pages.
Certified Electrician Helper
Maureen (Moe) WilliamsMoe is the welcoming voice on the other end of the phone when you call our office. She wears many hats at Maine Solar Solutions including facilitating post install inspections, applying for permits, scheduling site assessments and assisting our customers throughout the entire solar process. Moe enjoys playing an instrumental part in a small business that is not only growing by leaps and bounds but is also making a difference in Maine. When she is not working, you can find her reading, camping, and spending time with friends and family.