Andrew Hikade

Employee-Owner | Solar Design Specialist

img-8764.jpgAndrew was born and raised in Downeast, Maine and received a BA in Environmental Policy and Economics from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Andrew’s hobbies include surfing, climbing, trail running, fishing, and he loves to read…EVERYTHING! He enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures and has a passion for helping protect public lands.

Andrew was a chef and restaurateur for over 17 years in Blue Hill, Maine. His family business includes two restaurants, a catering division, and a small brewery. The property sources goods from over 40 farms, fishermen, and foragers within the surrounding community. His family believes local, small business and agricultural serve as the building blocks for rural communities.

Andrew began his clean energy journey in 2012, when he and his brother started Maine's First Solar Powered Micro Brewery in Blue Hill. While a novel idea at the time, they helped pave the way for the state's booming craft beer industry.

In 2018, he joined ReVision Energy as a co-Owner and Solar Design Specialist working with folks to achieve their Clean Energy Goals and help reduce carbon emissions throughout New England. Over the past four years, Andrew has designed over 350 Solar Electric, Battery Storage, and Air Source Heat Pump Systems for homeowners across Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. He lives in South Portland with his partner Annika and their one-year-old son Larkin. Their fully electric home relies on (2) Minisplit Heat Pumps for Heating and Cooling, a Heat Pump Water Heater for domestic hot water, and a 7.2kW Solar Array.