Spotlight Solar makes customers’ properties distinctive with great looking solar.  These novel structures don’t replace rooftop solar systems, they complement them and authentically remind people of your environmental investments.

Stewardship — taking care of what has been entrusted to us

By making solar more visible and attractive, Spotlight Solar hopes to accelerate the adoption of solar energy.  And Spotlight is a
B Corporation, which means we’re out to do something good (certified by B Lab according to stringent criteria).  

People.  We try to treat people as we would like to be treated.

Planet.  Electricity is useful.  But let’s make it with less smoke.


Leadership Team

Craig Merrigan, CEO
Craig is a career marketer with 20+ years experience, including leadership roles at IBM, Lenovo, Quaker.  As VP at Lenovo personal computers, Craig led design and branding, and a global launch into the consumer market.  He founded Inventive Branding consulting and has provided services to the solar industry.  Craig is also a board member with DurhamCares and Young Life.



Rob Surra, Chief Design Officer
Rob is an accomplished industrial designer with over 20 years in design for architectural products, primarily with USG Interiors, and Pergo.  Recipient of five industry design awards, including IDEA from IDSA.  Rob was awarded a design patent for Interior Trees, a similar product to Spotlight Solar.  He also founded a business serving property developers and builders.  Plays guitar, bass, and sings vocals.



Tom Caffey, COO
Tom is a manufacturing and process expert with 20+ years in manufacturing management, primarily with GKN Automotive (precision drive train parts) and Reynolds.  Tom developed supply chain, ops, and quality for MegaWatt Solar and FreedomCare startups.  BBS in Industrial Engineering, MBA, Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Quality Engineer.


Spotlight Solar is also privileged to have the guidance of experienced Advisors

Maria and Bob Kingery, Co-founders, Southern Energy Management – largest solar integrator in NC, founded in 2000.  Southern Energy Management is also Spotlight’s first Certified Integrator.

David Hill, VP of Design, Lenovo (global computer company), formerly IBM.  75 major design awards, including all of the most recognized in the world.

Bill Stevenson, Principal, Inventive Branding.  Former Director of Corporate Social Investments at Lenovo, and expert in positive impact business.

Chris Kelly, CPA, MBA, veteran of 34 transactions.  Founder, Galaxy Diagnostics.  Previously CEO, Ribonomics; Managing Dir., First Flight Venture Fund; Founder, Xlibris on-demand publishing.

Henry Kaestner, Executive Chairman and Co-founder, and DurhamCares.