Hi there, we're Sugar Hollow Solar.
Mostly, we install solar.
We also focus on energy-upgrades that give you maximum ease, comfort, and sustainability -- like EV chargers, radiant flooring, and energy efficiency.
Sugar Hollow is for forward-thinkers, believers-in-humanity, and dreamers who are also doers.
"It's just nice to know you're quietly doing something to keep your side of the street clean."
- Adam Hinrichs, homeowner
Built on heritage. Built for the future.
When our great-grandparents moved to Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, NC in 1916, they knew they’d found home.
A lot’s changed since then. A pound of coffee costs more than 14 cents, canned beer exists -- and our basements aren’t sooty from shoveling coal for our own furnaces.
But a few things remain true:
Home is a feeling -- and coal is still dirty.
We’re here to transform your home into the clean, comfortable and high-performing sanctuary of your dreams.
All while lowering your utility bills and raising the resale value.
Who we are
Our vision: a safe, clean, sun-powered world
Sugar Hollow Solar is your source for no-fuss, tried-and-true, energy-smart upgrades for your home, small business, farm -- or that random outbuilding you want to spin pottery and listen to John Prine in.
Everything we offer is designed to bring you more comfort, security, and savings.
People hire us for:
- Solar electric AKA solar panel systems
- Energy efficiency
- Battery backup for solar panel systems
- EV charger installations
- Radiant heating
- Repair & service for solar electric systems, solar hot water, and radiant heat boilers
Learn more about our services by clicking here.
Our office and shop is located just outside of Asheville in Fairview, NC.
Graham Horne: Project Manager / Solar Craftsman
Charlie Nimitz: Crew Leader / Solar Craftsman
Chavo Krenek: Operations Manager / Solar Craftsman
Cameron Donnell: Utility Relationship Manager / Permit Manager / System Designer
Phelps Clarke: Managing Partner / Sales Manager / Solar Craftsman
Susan Holland: Solar Specialist
Arthur Dougherty: Service Manager, Solar Craftsman
Gracia O’Neill: Energy Efficiency Manager
Ben Yoke: Sales & Design
Jake Feltenberger: Sales & Design
Douglas Ager: Managing Partner / Business Development
Kevin Foy: Project Manager / Solar Craftsman
Shayne Peninger: Shop and Fleet Manager / Solar Craftsman
NC Electrical License #31324-I
NC General Contractor License #74015
SC Electrical License #M113905
SC General Contractor License #G119816
Mechanical Contractor License #30384
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional #101913-002550
Living Wage Certified
We’re also members of the WNC Green Building Council (WNCGBC), the North Carolina Sustainability Energy Association (NCSEA), and the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA).
Co-founders Phelps Clarke and Douglas Ager are cousins who grew up at Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, NC. When they were younger, they spent a lot of time exploring the creeks and forests of their great-grandparents land and worked on the farm as part of the 4th generation living there.
Growing up steeped in the beauty of the landscape gave them a sense of its fragility and led them on a sustained search to find healthier ways to interact with the land with the hope of creating a more sustainable future. Because of the support the community gave to their relative’s businesses, Douglas and Phelps saw a real future in trying to use the tools of business to change the energy and business paradigms. They are following in the footsteps of other family members who started sustainable agriculture businesses Hickory Nut Gap Meats and Flying Cloud Farm.