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Being An Ally, Happy Pride Month

In June we celebrate pride month to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Third Sun Solar stands with the LGBTQIA+ community during June for Pride Month, as well as year-round.  

To celebrate Pride Month, Third Sun Solar is making donations to Ohio-based organizations supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. We look forward to sharing these stories with you over the course of the month. 

JEDI Work

We’re eager to share the work our member-owned purchasing cooperative, Amicus Solar Cooperative has been working on over the past year, through the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion group (JEDI). Third Sun Solar’s Chief Operating Officer, Roberta Washburn has been heading up the Human Resources and Policy Committee.  

When asked what the group has been up to over the past year, Roberta says: “We are reviewing language, and policies to create an inclusive and welcoming environment to retain and attack team members.   

We look at policies, job descriptions, handbook language, position postings, and all things HR to ensure they are using inclusive language and include policies to make sure employees of all backgrounds feel welcome and supported.  

We are creating shared documentation, for building a more inclusive workforce.” 

Here are some fundamental principles that Amicus Cooperative members share, statements developed from the work for the JEDI HR Committee.  

We welcome any organizations, business leaders, or HR professionals to incorporate this language into their own policies and use the text as building blocks for action at your organization and in your community. 

  • We believe that business is about so much more than numbers and that we can have a positive impact on the people in our orbit, from our customers to our community to our employees. 
  • We believe that business should be a force for good: for the environment, for our communities, for our customers, and for the people who work here. In order to positively influence each of those stakeholders, we must carefully consider how our actions ripple out into the world.  
  • We seek to improve team members’ lives through fair pay and human-centered policies that care for the whole person and not just for our business interests. 
  • We dedicate time and resources to ensure that all races, all genders, and all personal identities know that they are integral to our company. 
  • When we think about our company, we recognize that our culture is the sum of our people – and each new team member adds to the richness of our company. We don’t expect you to fit a mold; we hope that you will add something new, even as we all pursue a common mission.  
  • We enjoy learning from each other’s perspectives – it would be awfully boring if we all agreed on everything.  
  • Welcome home; we all have a purpose here  
  • To achieve a sustainable future, climate justice, and social justice must go hand in hand  
  • When people feel respected and included, they are empowered to be more creative, innovative, and successful. 

“We celebrate Pride because we are committed to a more diverse and inclusive future — for our business, our community, the solar industry, and our world.” – Geoff Greenfield, CEO  

Our core value of growth demonstrates that we are always striving to be better  

We know that we can always be better accomplices, friends, and allies to marginalized groups, including the LGBTQI+ community.  

We will continue sharing our stories as we celebrate and grow. We hope you will join us.  

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Do I Need Solar Batteries When I Go Solar?

Solar Batteries are a hot topic! More often than not, when people go solar, they assume that they’ll need solar storage too. In reality, this isn’t the case. In fact, many homeowners decide to go solar without adding battery backup.   

So, why may someone choose to install solar batteries? And why might their neighbor decide not to?   

We’ve broken down the considerations below to help you make the brightest choice for yourself and your family.  

Goals  

Goals are one of the first steppingstones our solar customers encounter on their solar journey.   

It’s essential to understand your goals early on so your solar installer can design the solar installation project of your dreams. And to meet all your needs.   

Here are a few of the most common goals our customers may have:   

  • Save money on your electric bill   
  • Choose a greener, cleaner, renewable energy source to power your home  
  • Have control over future utility rate escalation at your home   
  • Stop “renting” power from the utility and “own” your power   
  • Ensure you have power in the case of grid failure  
  • Ensure you have power for critical appliances (medical, refrigeration)   

Did any of the above goals resonate with you?   

Solar In A Blackout  

Here’s something important to understand: Your Solar PV will not operate during a power outage without a battery. We know this comes as a surprise to many. The feature ensures that electricity doesn’t leak onto power lines as utility workers find the electricity disruption. Read more here.   

In recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in power outages for several reasons. These include the prevention of wildfires and the increased frequency and intensity of storms.   

So, if having power during an outage is one of your goals for going solar, you’re going to want to explore battery options with your solar consultant.   

Cost of Solar and Solar Batteries   

Batteries add substantially to the cost of a solar system.   

For some of our customers, their goals align with solar storage, making the added cost worth it. Can you put a price on having power to necessary medical equipment in your home when you need it most?  

And, for some of our customers whose primary focus is on solar system payback, return on investment, and do not experience frequent power outages – they opt for no solar storage with their solar system.   

But, keep in mind – solar energy storage is an approved expense for the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit!   

Going Green  

If you opt for a solar system without storage, any excess power generated from solar goes back into the grid and helps your neighbors reduce their carbon footprints.   

You treat the grid-like a big battery, storing excess energy you produce and send off in the form of credits. At night or in the wintertime, you take power from the grid but pay for that use with the credits you received for sending your excess energy to your neighbors.   

Adding battery backup does allow you the option to self-consume more of the solar energy you produce at your own home.   

Which option sounds more environmentally friendly to you? Does one setup align more with your green energy goals than the other?   

Take Your Power Back from the Utility with Solar Batteries 

With a grid modernization coming, many of our customers have experienced increased electricity rates over the years. And they know those rates will continue to rise.   

In addition to this, regulatory concerns can be a motivating factor for homeowners to explore solar energy storage options.   

Many utilities have shifted away from tiered rate structures to time of use rate structures designed to encourage energy conservation during peak energy use times (5- 8 p.m.).   

This rate structure hurts solar PV system owners.  

 The amount of credit you receive for the solar energy you produce becomes lower during the day when the solar PV system is producing the most. And, the cost of energy use jumps up in the evenings when their solar PV system isn’t producing much power.   

Pairing solar energy storage with solar allows the homeowner to store the excess solar energy they generate during peach energy use times instead of paying expensive rates to the utility.   

The Next Step In Your Discovery 

To take a deeper dive into Solar Energy Storage Options, check out this video series which answers most of the battery questions we hear on the regular.   

If you’re ready to speak to a professional and get some answers right from the source, we would be happy to set you up with a no-obligation free solar and storage evaluation for your home.   

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Online Solar System Calculators: Pros and Cons When Considering Cost

When homeowners or businesses first start on their solar journey, many encounter online solar system calculators.   

After seeing and hearing all the advertisements about how solar can save you money – you may be motivated to pin those numbers down. Online solar system calculators can seem like a good place to start.   

This tool on various websites provides you with quick pricing for a solar installation. You can get an estimate in minutes!  

But, for homeowners serious about considering solar, the best way to get accurate pricing and financial analysis of solar for their home is to get a solar evaluation by a local solar installer.   

So, what are the pros and cons of online solar system calculators?    

 

Pros 

Online solar system calculators are helpful when you’re first starting.   

They’re pretty sophisticated– in addition to asking about your monthly electric bill and utility provider, many ask about the pitch of your roof and shade.    

Some solar system calculators provide net solar savings over the lifetime of the solar system.  These give a glimpse of how long it will take your savings to offset the cost of the solar system.   

They’re quick and easy, and for that reason, they offer an excellent first glimpse at solar pricing.    

  

Cons 

So what do online solar system calculators leave out?   

Usable roof space

One element that online solar system calculators cannot account for is the usable area of your roof. It takes a professional to understand how obstructions like dormers, chimneys, and vents will affect the system size and the best equipment to use. In addition, equipment variations can significantly affect system costs.   

Additionally, different cities, historic districts, and homeowner’s associations have various regulations for space that a solar installer needs to leave on the roof surrounding the perimeter of the solar system. We call these “setback requirements.”   

Having a local installer familiar with these localized “setback requirements” will be necessary for ensuring your system is sized correctly and passes inspection once complete. Unfortunately, we have not seen any online solar calculators that can take these local requirements into account.   

Budget & goals 

Some other significant cost variable includes your budget for solar and your goals. A solar specialist will offer different equipment at different pricing, with your budget and goals in mind, to help you reach your solar vision and goals.   

Financing 

Lastly, financing plays a significant role in solar system costs. The cost of the same solar system can vary widely based on how you choose to finance it.   

  

Don’t miss out 

We conclude that you’ll undoubtedly miss out on customized details if you rely solely on an online solar system calculator.   

  

“I don’t know if I’m ready for a full evaluation” 

Here at Third Sun Solar, we have a consultative, educational, no-pressure sales approach.   

We focus our solar evaluations on customer education, and we give you all the information you will need to make an informed decision. We will be the first to tell you if your home is not a good fit for solar.   

Remember – online solar system calculators are a fine place to start your research. But a no-pressure, free, customized evaluation will get you on the path towards achieving your solar dreams.   

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Understanding Solar Energy for Kids 

When families go solar, it’s natural for kids to want to learn more about solar energy too.  

The complexities of solar energy can be pretty confusing. So we broke down some of the basics and main points about solar power.  

Bring your family along for the ride. There is a lot to learn for both parents and kids alike.  

What is Solar Energy? 

The sun has produced energy since the beginning of time – for billions of years! The amount of sunlight you receive varies depending on: location, time of day, time of year, and weather conditions. 

Solar energy is used by plants to eat, reproduce, grow and survive.  

People have used solar energy for hundreds of years to cook food, keep warm, and to dry clothes.  

Today we can use the sun’s energy to create electricity. 

How Solar Panels Create Energy  

Solar cells are the technology that turns sunlight into electricity.  

Many solar cells create a solar panel, and when solar panels go onto a home, we call that a solar array.  

Solar panels on a roof collect the sunlight that hits the roof and turns that sunlight into electricity. The electricity produced by solar panels on a home can power anything inside the house that uses electricity.  

If you walk around your neighborhood, you’ll probably see a home or a business with solar panels. But have you ever seen a solar array on a home or business?  

If a home or business has many solar panels on its roof, it means that they’re making a lot of electricity. Homes and businesses with a solar array generally produce 50 – 100% of their energy from the sun.  

Why are we so jazzed about solar panels? 

We’re excited that with solar cell technology, we’re able to turn sunlight into electricity.  

Why?  

Because the sun doesn’t run out! It’s a renewable energy source and is widely available for us to use.  

Other ways we get energy – oil, natural gas, and coal –which you may know as “fossil fuels” take a long time to form. There is a limited amount of these types of energy. They are not renewable, and once we use them, they’re gone!  

The Future of Solar Energy 

We know that the sun will be shining for billions of years. Now, with the help of solar technology, solar panels, and companies who install solar on homes – we can capture the sun’s energy and put it to use in our everyday lives!  

If you’re interested in learning more about solar energy for your home or business – reach out today! 

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Top Locations for Electric Vehicles in Ohio 

In the U.S., the most significant source of greenhouse gas emissions is emissions from cars and trucks. Transportation accounted for 29% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2019. According to the EPA, “Over 90 percent of the fuel used for transportation is petroleum-based, which includes primarily gasoline and diesel.” 

Stats like these are motivating drivers to consider going electric with their next car purchase. Alternative fuel vehicles and all-electric cars are better for the environment, often require less maintenance, and electricity is cheaper than gasoline (especially if you have solar). 

So, which cities have the most Electric Vehicles registered?  

Top Alternative Fuel Vehicles by County in Ohio, 2018 – 2021

  1. Franklin County (Columbus) – 4,154 
  2. Cuyahoga County (Cleveland) – 2,771 
  3. Hamilton County (Cincinnati) – 2,563 
  4. Summit County (Akron) – 1,249 
  5. Delaware County (Central Ohio) – 1,144 
  6. Montgomery County (Dayton) – 1,071 
  7. Lucas County (Toledo) – 672 
  8. Lorain County (Northeast Ohio) – 561   

 Data from ODOT. 

Top Electric Vehicle Models in Ohio  

Top 10 Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Ohio,  2018– 2021 

  1. TESLA Model 3 – 5,438 registered 
  2. Chevrolet Volt – 2,717 registered
  3. Tesla Model S – 2,437 registered
  4. Tesla Model Y – 1,395 registered
  5. Nissan Leaf – 1,331 registered
  6. Tesla Model X – 1,155 registered
  7. Chevrolet Bolt EV – 891 registered
  8. Ford Fusion – 889 registered
  9. Ford C-max – 710  registered
  10. Toyota Prius Prime – 701 registered 

Data from ODOT. 

The Future of Electric Vehicles 

The U.S. has seen a slow adoption of electric vehicles (EV) compared to other countries. In 2020 EV registrations reached a new record by taking up 1.8% of overall U.S. light vehicles registered. 

Some of the barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption in the U.S. include: 

  • High costs 
  • Few options for models  
  • The challenge of recharging vehicles 

Building Infrastructure in Ohio 

With an awareness of barriers, private and public entities are making processes to make electric vehicles accessible to more drivers.  

According to Clean Fuels Ohio, last month, The Ohio EPA awarded $3.25 million in grants to support the installation of EV infrastructure. The grants fund more than 500 publicly accessible Level 2 electric vehicle charging ports at more than 170 locations in 22 counties. 

Lordstown, Ohio  

In 2020 ground broke on an electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio.  

The facility will produce Ultium batteries for a new Cadillac electric car, a new electric Hummer sport utility vehicle. The project is a $2.3 billion joint venture between G.M. and South Korea’s L.G. Chem.

Bringing production of EV batteries to the United States tackles some of the barriers listed above.  

“Sales of EVs are set to exceed a 3.5% overall market share in 2021 and climb to a more than 10% share in 2025, due to broader product offerings, according to IHS Markit. More than 100 new E.V. options are expected to launch between 2021 and 2025.” – IHS Markit Research 

 

Spotlight on Columbus, Ohio 

As with solar power, building out the infrastructure for electric vehicles will require coordination. Public and private partnerships have been the golden standard for widespread solar adoption. And we can see the same happening with electric vehicles.  

In 2016 Columbus, Ohio, was awarded a $10 million grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge.  

In 2015, only 0.38% of new cars purchased in the seven-county region were E.V.s. We set a goal to increase E.V. ownership by 500% to 1.8% by 2020.  

Fortunately, we’re on pace to meet or surpass that goal, with E.V. sales exceeding 2% of vehicles sold at the end of 2018.  

How did they do it?  

  • Engaging employers 
  • Building out workplace charging  
  • Hosting events 
  • Working with dealers 
  • Building a playbook  

Read more about SMART Columbus here.  

Solar, Electric Vehicles, and You  

Third Sun Solar proudly offers EV charger installation as a service to homeowners interested in going green all the way. More and more, we see homeowners who go solar install EV chargers before buying the vehicle itself.  

When you go solar, you have the opportunity to set yourself up for an entirely solar lifestyle. 

With Solar and an Electric Vehicle, homeowners can charge their cars and, in many cases, basically drive for free.  

If you’re interested in learning more from our team about how we can make your clean energy dreams a reality, reach out today.  

 

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Does Solar Increase My Home Value?   

Solar Increases Home Value, Key points:   

  • Solar panels can increase your home’s value and lower an electricity bill  
  • Zillow found in 2019 that solar panels add 4.1% on average to a home’s resale value  
  • When we interview solar homeowners, we find that investing in resale value was a key consideration when they chose to go solar

Zillow + Solar Findings  

In 2019 Zillow published a report stating that homes with solar energy systems sold for 4/1% more than comparable homes without a solar system during that year.   

The percentage varies when you focus on different cities across the U.S., but on average, in the United States, homes with solar sold for 4.1% more than comparable homes without solar. According to Zillow, this means solar increases home value by $9,274 for the median-valued home in the U.S.  

Why? Homes with solar energy systems can provide sizeable future energy cost savings. As energy prices go up and energy consumption increases in a home (a growing family is one example), buyers understand the value. They are willing to spend a little more money upfront.    

Personal preferences play a role too. Homebuyers are increasingly energy conscious – for environmental and financial reasons alike.   

People go solar with resale value in mind  

When we interview our customers, we find that investing in resale value was a key factor when they chose to go solar.   

Some of our customers are not sure that they will be in their home for the 30+ lifespan of the solar energy system. Therefore, they need to consider the benefit of the investment translated into home value.   

Changing mindsets of solar power homeowners   

In recent years the motivations for going solar among homeowners has widened quite a bit.   

Those seeking energy savings and control are now right up there with the environmentally motivated.   

As our current utility infrastructure ages, it becomes more and more expensive to maintain. Those costs are passed along to ratepayers. Over time, these rates have proven to be costly and unpredictable.   

Control is another significant aspect of choosing your energy supply. Knowing how much you’re going to pay every month is increasingly essential. If you’re on a budget or fixed income, this predictability is critical.   

Buyers know that stands out. The increasing awareness of the value of solar energy works in favor of the seller. Solar energy systems help a home stand out in a crowded market. If your home can save the buyers $200 per month in electricity bills – that’s $2,400 in the first year alone. That’s not something the majority of sellers can offer.   

We work with our client’s buyers all the time

When a home is solar with a Third Sun Solar energy system, we work with the new homeowner to switch accounts and complete all necessary permitting and paperwork. It’s part of our white glove customer service.   

If you’re considering solar and contemplating a future move, we recommend you do it. Between taking advantage of decreasing incentives, immediate energy savings, lowering your carbon footprint, and increasing the value of your home, there has never been a better time.   

Will your solar-powered home help you stand out to the homebuyers of the future? We think it will.   

Now that you understand how solar increases a home’s value, Sign up for a Free Solar Evaluation for your home today!

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Greening Your Home Before You Go Solar

Energy efficiency means you are using less energy to do the same jobs. Using less energy is better for the environment and better for our wallets.

If you plan to go solar eventually, there is an added benefit in greening your home before going solar.

When you implement green energy practices in your home before going solar, you reduce your electricity consumption. Reduced annual electric consumption decreases the amount of electricity your solar panels must generate to match your household usage.

Remember – every home is different – these suggestions, cost estimates, and impact estimates and generalized. But they should do the trick to get you started and give you energy efficiency inspiration for your home.

In This Guide You’ll Find Information About:

  • Hot Water Heater Blankets
  • Hot Water Temperature Cards
  • LED Lightbulbs
  • SMART Thermostat
  • Attic Insulation
  • Attic Staircase Cover
  • Energy Efficient Power Strips
  • Low Flow Faucet Aerators

Get Access to your Greening Your Home Before You Go Solar guide here:

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Energy Efficiency Home Maintenance Calendar 

Having an energy-efficient home means you are using less energy to do the same jobs. Using less energy is better for the environment and better for our wallets.    

Like a regular check-up for your health, maintaining a home maintenance routine is essential for every house’s upkeep. Our Home Maintenance Calendar has an energy efficiency focus.   

If you plan to go solar eventually, there is an added benefit in greening your home before going solar.  

If you already have solar, completing additional energy efficiency measures can help you maximize your solar system and increase your return on investment!   

Spring  

 

  • Change your air conditioner filter – a dirty air filter causes the blower fan in the HVAC system to work harder to push air through. When it’s working harder, it’s drawing more energy, leading to higher bills. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%!  
  • Trim trees – If your property has any trees, have them inspected by a certified arborist, who can check for signs of illness or any dead branches and catch problems before they escalate and kill a tree. If you have a solar energy system, identify limbs that may be shading your solar array. Plan to have those limbs cut back.  
  • Check for signs of critters nesting around your solar panels – Neighborhood animals are prone to nesting underneath roof-mounted solar panels. Many of our customers avoid the issue with the use of critter guards. If you don’t have critter guards surrounding your solar panels, you’ll want to check for any signs of life that may pose a threat to the solar array.  
  • Get your clothesline ready – air drying your clothes in the sun adds nothing to your utility bill!  

Summer   

 

  • Have air conditioner checked and servicedRegular A/C maintenance can extend your unit’s life and may reduce the need for costly A/C repairs. And, resist setting the air conditioner thermostat lower than usual to cool your house quickly
  • Switch out faucet aerators – for low flow to reduce summertime water usage.
  • Clean your solar panels (only if needed!) – solar panels that are clean ensure solar installations generate optimal electricity. All panels are designed for minimal maintenance; however, dust, pollen, leaves, and other contaminants often find their way onto the panel and soil the surface. For complete instructions, click here.   

Fall  

 

  • Seal cracks and gaps in windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping; replace if necessary.  
  • Swap old, drafty windows for more energy-efficient models 
  • Schedule an HVAC inspection in early fall before the heating season begins.  
  • Wrap insulation around outdoor faucets and pipes in unheated garages.  
  • Swap lightbulbs for LEDs – Heading into shorter daylight hours means you’ll be using the lights in your home even more. LED bulbs to use about 75%–80% less energy than traditional bulbs. Changing out 5 of your most frequently used bulbs for LEDs could save you up to $75 annually.    
  • Consider new attic insulation for the wintertime – If you have an unfinished attic, consider adding insulation. Adding insulation is the most accessible place to reduce your energy costs. To judge whether you need more insulation in your attic, measure the thickness of the insulation there. If it’s less than 6 inches of fiberglass or 5 inches of loose cellulose, it’s time to add more!   

 Winter   

 

  • Add a hot water blanket to your water heater – insulating a water heater that is warm to the touch can save you 7 – 16% on your water heating bill annually!   
  • Add an attic staircase cover – In many homes, poorly insulated and leaky attic access stairs provide an opportunity to improve comfort and save energy and money. You can air seal and insulate the attic stairs opening by building your own insulated cover box or purchasing a kit or pre-built package.   
  • Add a few energy-saving power strips   
  • Slow the escape of heat through glass windows – hang insulating curtains or draperies in front of windows to reduce the heat loss, especially at night   
  • Prepare for a storm – Consider solar battery backup if your home is prone to power outages or if you have critical appliances that need electricity in the event of a grid failure.   

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Women In Solar – Celebrating Women’s History Month

Third Sun Solar’s third hire was Cathy Gielty.   

In 2004 Cathy was living in an off-grid cabin in eastern Ohio. She had a background in environmental sciences, education, and an ethos to use less.  

When she applied to Third Sun Solar, so much of her background, education, mission, and values were in sync with the way Third Sun wanted to operate and grow. At that time, we knew that hiring mission-aligned allies would serve us well over time.   

And we weren’t wrong. Sixteen years later, Cathy remains the longest-standing employee at Third Sun Solar.   

She’s a dedicated Compliance & Accounting Manager and knows the company’s systems’ ins and outs better than most.     

Like Cathy, folks employed by Third Sun Solar share our core values of service, drive, reliability, and growth. Cathy is just one of many women at Third Sun Solar.  

March is Women’s history month, and this month we have been celebrating the Women in Solar here at Third Sun Solar, who are creating history in their roles in the solar revolution.   

And we aren’t just going to call out Cathy (even though Cathy is fantastic).   

Cheers to Women in Solar!  

Believe it or not – in the solar space, women are vastly underrepresented! According to the 2019 Solar Foundation’s Solar Census, women in solar makeup 26% of the workforce, compared to the US workforce overall, where they represent 47%    

And when you look closely, women often make up even less of the engineering, design, and installation teams in solar companies.   

We want to highlight our women in solar. Maybe they can serve as role models for young women interested in entering solar STEM or a technical career!   

Michelle Greenfield – Co-Founder and Owner/Operator   

For the past 20 years, Third Sun Solar founder and CEO Michelle Greenfield contributed tirelessly to solar advancement. These contributions include the increased participation & contributions of women in the solar field. Her leadership can be seen in many areas, as a contractor, policy advocate, and educator. Over the years, Michelle’s leadership has had a ripple effect. Her work has opened doors and driven female participation across the industry.     

This year Michelle was recognized as a top 100 Women Leaders – Real Women in Impact.   

As Michelle reflects on “building the architecture of the solar coaster,” – check out this video that covers a lot of that history – milestones, lessons learned, and how the solar field has developed in Ohio.   

Kathryn – Solar Assistant Designer   

Assistant Solar Designer, Kathryn Biggler. She’s a whiz at designing residential solar systems & is a Tesla Powerwall Pro.   

When Third Sun Solar become a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer in 2019 – Kathryn made it her mission to understand the ins and outs of this exciting, complicated, brand new technology. She knew this was important for the service of our customers and the service of other team members.  

Now anyone with a question about Tesla Powerwall (or solar batteries anything) comes straight to Kathryn.   

Jamey –  Solar Consultant 

Jamey’s 13 years of experience with Third Sun Solar qualifies her to answer any solar question you may have. She has had the pleasure of helping over 350 homeowners install solar while continuing to assist individuals daily in their solar journey.  

What motivates Jamey: knowing that her job is positively contributing to our green energy future 

“I love EARTH. Green, deciduous forest, cave, flora and fauna, waterfall, pond, bug, and animal earth. This is home. The place all living things share & the gift I feel compelled by a force beyond myself to protect. When Third Sun Solar advertised for an office administrator position 11 years ago, I jumped at the chance to apply.” Jamey says, “I saw this as an opportunity to create a career that aligned with my personal values. At the time, I knew nothing about solar except that solar was green and cool. But, I liked the way solar panels looked.”  

Not everyone comes to Jamey liking the way solar panels look, but at this point, she can make them look good to just about everyone.   

Find more of our women in solar this month on our social media pages. We’ll introduce you to more inspiring women. We hope you’ll follow along!   

 

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