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Online Solar System Calculators Pros and Cons

You may encounter online solar system calculators when you first start on your solar journey. 

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? 

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.   

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.   

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"
The Exploratory Homeowner

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.   

Solar Case Study Dayton Ohio

We’ve loved getting to spend time with Dayton Ohio customer Ellis Willis over the past year. He’s a great solar advocate!   

Ellis is a retired city employee and adjunct professor at a local college.

He and his wife are very active with their family. They have young grandsons and one of the big reasons they wanted to go solar was to give them a better world to grow up in as they reduce their carbon footprint.  

Also, the financial perks made sense too… 

“Simply the day I turned my solar switch on, I turned my power bills off. My bills are zero. And typically, there is a small credit at the end of each month.”
Ellis Willis
Solar Homeowner, Dayton, Ohio

Small Businesses Powered by Solar in Ohio

Third Sun Solar is a supporter of Small Business Saturday! 

In the flurry of marketing holidays between Black Friday and Giving Tuesday, this important one comes right in the middle.  

The intention of the holiday is simple: bring more attention to small local businesses.  

We are participating this year by highlighting just a handful of small businesses that have gone solar with us.   

The businesses selected have retail products, so if you are looking for a unique gift for a loved one this holiday season, some of these Ohio Small businesses might be right up your alley!  

Little Fish Brewing Company

Solar Installation: Athens, OH, 2019
Little Fish Brewing Company in Athens, Ohio brews with a "farmhouse mentality" They get their inspiration from locally sourced ingredients and the majority of their grain comes from Ohio growers. They are powered by the sun, buy wind credits to offset the rest, and even have an EV charger available to guests.
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Smith True Value Hardware

Solar Installation: Bellville, OH, 2015
Smith True Value Hardware was founded in 1977 when Brad and Karen Smith purchased the former business: “The House of Wood” They continued to provide their customers with gifts, crafts, paint, and some hardware for several years before deciding to become a full-service hardware store. In 1997 the business became a True Value affiliate.
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Lance's Trailer Sales

Solar Installation: Athens, OH, 2017
Lance’s trailer sales is an authorized Featherlite, Exiss/Sooner, Sundowner, CornPro, Haulmark, RC, Diamond C, Moritz, ATC, PJ, and Carry-On dealer and also offer many brands of pre-owned trailers. They offer financing, parts and service in addition to sales.
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The Feve

Solar Installation: Oberlin, OH, 2017
The Feve is a bar and restaurant in Oberlin Ohio that has been in business for over 30 years! They have everything from craft cocktails to burgers to vegetarian and vegan friendly menu options.
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Jackie O's Brewery

Solar Installation: Athens, OH, 2016
Jackie O’s commitment to sustainability runs deep. They partner with Ohio farmers, Ohio artists and non-profit organizations and other Ohio businesses. Beyond environmental sustainability they focus on supporting the local economy by providing solid jobs for great people. They have beer, apparel, glassware, hats & more!
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Village Bakery

Solar Installation: Athens, OH, 2010, 2013 expansion
Village Bakery's motto is: "Powered by the Wind, Soil and Sun, for Generations to Come!" They partner with farmers, food producers and other makers to offer their patrons a phenomenal section of food and non-food gifts.
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Rural Action

Solar Installation: The Plains, OH, 2020
Rural Action's mission is to build a more just economy by developing the region’s assets in environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways. UpCycle Thrift (one of a few social enterprises owned by Rural Action) is a great place to find unique, second-hand items while supporting zero waste efforts and an incredible non-profit!
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Columbus Zoo

Solar Installation: Columbus, OH, 2020
Read more about the Columbus Zoo!
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Firenza Stone

Solar Installation: Eastlake, OH, 2019
Firenza stone is a fourth-generation family owned and operated business. They offer luxury countertops of marble and granite, to cabinetry, tile and flooring as well as design.
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ACE Hardware, Baltimore OH

Solar Installation: Baltimore, OH, 2016
Did you know? ACE hardware is a member cooperative, and every ACE Hardware store is independently owned. When interviewed about the solar installation, Manager Rick Foreman said: “I went solar for the financial incentives; it’s all about the dollars and the cents really. Since my installation, I’ve been saving about 70-80 percent off my electricity bill. To put it simply, it’s been great.”
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Offer Your Family the Gift of Solar Power

Have you ever searched for the perfect gift? Something meaningful that will have an ongoing impact on the life of your loved one for many years ahead. It’s hard to find a gift with lasting value.

This holiday season, offer your family the gift of solar power. Here’s why.

  • Over time, the value of solar is significant. The recipient of the gift avoids electricity expenses (coupled with avoided inflation of electricity rates) over 30+ years
  • Home value increases with solar
  • Set an example for future generations. Naturally, children are curious about solar panels when they’re installed and become inclined to learn about clean energy, their energy footprint, and all the ways their generation will grow to help protect the planet
  • Create goodwill by leading the clean energy movement in your community
  • Solar is available (while other gifts in 2021 may be affected by shipping delays)

If you’re looking for a unique, impactful gift for someone special this holiday season, consider giving the gift of solar to a loved one.

There is no doubt that it will have a lasting impact.

How To Compare Solar Quotes

Each solar company has its unique solar quote.  

Several critical pieces of information should be consistent when you compare solar quotes.  

We know comparing apples to oranges can be difficult, so we’ve created a checklist of items you need to watch out for when you’re considering which solar company to hire.   

The information we’ve chosen to highlight is based on what we’ve seen in other proposals shown to us by our customers. 

 

1. Solar Module Manufacturer  

It’s essential to know the specifics of what equipment your installer will be supplying you. Although it can be difficult to trace exactly where a panel is made, make sure the manufacturer and model name are identified in your solar quote so you can verify that the panel manufacturer is reputable.   

Keep in mind, the industry standard for a panel warranty is around 25 years. You will need to establish the likelihood that the manufacturer will honor your warranty during that time.  

2. Warranties

Solar Panels 

Solar panels degrade gradually over time with exposure to sunlight, wind, and weather. Panels are typically warranted 25–30 years and have a design lifespan of over 30 years. Energy production is expected to degrade by about one-half of one percent per year. 

Inverters 

Inverters are warranted for 10–15 years and have an expected lifespan of 15–20 years. You may need to replace an inverter once in the system’s lifetime, and we figure that cost into our financial predictions. 

Workmanship 

Any home improvement typically has a “workmanship warranty” covering the quality of the work done. This promise from the contractor that they will install things correctly generally is two years. In the solar installation business, warranties often range from 2-5 Years, sometimes up to 10. 

We rolled out our 20-year workmanship warranty in our twentieth year of business to give our customers peace of mind when they go solar.  

3. Production Factors

Watch out for fluff! Production factors should be based on:

  • Azimuth
  • Tilt
  • Shade
  • Climate Data
  • Inverter efficiencies

Some companies will add in some “fluff” to the numbers to make their quote look better. We have enough confidence to guarantee our customer’s production because we always confirm our solar production estimates with a physical in-person site assessment to take accurate orientation, tilt, and shading measurements!

 

4. Solar Production Guarantee

Your most considerable risk in solar is that the system doesn’t perform as you were told it would.  

We believe that the homeowner should not be liable for that risk.  

As a solar installer, we back our production estimates with a performance guarantee. 

 

5. How are they estimating the increase in energy prices in the future?

Your solar company must know your current energy rate to project your system’s lifetime solar savings potential. If this number is wrong, the accuracy of their estimate of the financial benefit of the system will be off from the beginning.

We have seen some installers grossly overestimate how the cost of energy will rise in the future to make the solar system look like it has a greater return on investment or quicker payback. Make sure the current electricity price and price escalation rate are presented clearly on any solar quote you consider! The rate used dramatically affects the economics and the system value.

 

6.  Bundling energy efficiency upgrades

Watch out for:  

  • Unverified energy audits 
  • Estimated utility savings from efficiency upgrades built into the projected solar system savings 

Energy-efficient homes indeed help a homeowner maximize their solar purchase. We know of a few solar companies that bundle energy efficiency upgrades with their solar installation.

While this is great, watch out for these red flags:

For starters, there is no way to model the actual energy saving these upgrades have, so there is no way to do economic modeling for the estimated cost savings of the upgrades.

Second, some solar installers roll the projected energy savings into the solar system payback analysis. When installers add energy efficiency upgrades to the solar system payback analysis, they mislead customers about the actual capabilities of the system’s performance.

8. Installer Accreditation

Looking at reviews can make a world of difference when evaluating your solar partner. Beyond the Better Business Bureau, Google Reviews, and other review sites, there are a few accreditations that you’ll want to keep in mind. 

  • Does the installer hold an electrical license? Find out here. 
  • NABCEP Certification is the most respected, well-established, and widely recognized certification organization for professionals in renewable energy. A company that employs NABCEP certified individuals shows a commitment to the industry standards and practices. 
  • Dun & Bradstreet – is the solar installation company you’re working with in good financial standing? Remember: your solar installation is a long-term investment. You’ll want to work with a company that demonstrates that they’ll be around for the long haul to assist you if any warranty claims arise or if your system needs maintenance down the line. 

 

Takeaways  

A solar energy system is a big investment and comparing solar quotes is one of the first steps in the journey.  Our biggest takeaway is to choose a solar installer you trust. 

 

 

Solar Case Study Cleveland Heights Ohio

Natalie Lucas went solar in 2019. Funny enough Natalie works remotely for a solar installer herself, StraightUp Solar in Illinois and Missouri.  

Natalie is a true believer in renewable energy and doing the right thing by the plant – which is one reason she chose to go with Third Sun Solar.  

She loves watching trends in her solar production. We enjoyed talking with Natalie a few years after her installation to hear her perspective!   

Learn more about installing solar in Ohio here!   

“Pretty much everything I do tries to reduce my carbon footprint. I have chickens to try to reduce any animal products we do use. I have a compost bin. I have an Electric Car that’s now being powered by renewable energy. I just want to do everything I can to make an impact....”
Natalie Lucas
Solar Homeowner

Solar Company Columbus Ohio

Our solar company has been working in Columbus Ohio for a long time. Many of our employees and customers live and work in Columbus, Ohio. Our capital state is home to Ohio State University and has a diverse economy – from the government to education, insurance, banking, and healthcare. The greater Columbus area is vast and sprawling and, in recent years, has been listed among the fastest-growing cities in the United States.

As we work in Ohio, we are excited to see more Columbus neighbors reach out, interested to begin their solar journey.

Visit our Columbus page to learn about all things solar in your city!

Where we Work in the Columbus Area

We work across the greater Columbus region- extending well beyond Columbus too. Here are just a few areas where we offer our full turnkey solar installation service experience:

  • Clintonville
  • Franklinton  
  • Downtown  
  • Near East Side  
  • Short North  
  • Upper Arlington  
  • German Village  
  • Hilliard   
  • Gahanna  
  • Bexley  
  • Grove City  
  • New Albany  
  • Dublin  
  • Pickerington  
  • Powell  
  • Blacklick   
  • Canal Winchester  
  • Reynoldsburg 

Working with your Utility in Columbus Ohio  

Most homes in Ohio are services by American Electric Power (AEP). AEP, like all other investor-owned utilities in the state of Ohio, is required to offer their customers net metering.     

What is net-metering?   

Net-metering allows you to store the energy you produce in the electric grid in the form of credits.   

When you produce more energy than you need, excess electricity travels back into the power grid. Energy sent back into the grid goes to power your neighbors’ homes. These credits appear on your monthly electric bill to help you keep track.    

During sunny summer months, when your solar system produces more than the energy you are using, you bank up credits. Your home uses more power than your solar system makes during the winter months, and you use up the credits you’ve earned.       

There are other rules that AEP is required to follow, being that they are an investor-owned utility. Your Columbus-based solar consultant works with homeowners in your area every day and will be able to answer any questions you have that may be specific to your location in Columbus.   

 

Solar Power Incentives and Tax Credits, Columbus Ohio  

Unfortunately, the city of Columbus, Ohio, or any city in Ohio for that matter, has specific solar incentives available to their residents.   

But, anyone who qualifies can take advantage of the 26% Investment Tax Credit.   

Otherwise known as the solar investment tax credit, federal investment tax credit, or ITC for short, this tax credit gives the solar system owner the ability to deduct 26% of the system cost from taxes owed.    

Get up to speed on the solar investment tax credit here.  

 

Choosing a Solar Company in Columbus Ohio   

Our top questions list for any of our customers looking to hire a full turnkey solar installer:  

  • How long have they been in business?   
  • How many projects have they done?   
  • Do they provide references? When you call those references, what do they say?   
  • Does your installer have a fully trained & licensed electrician on staff?    
  • Do their customers tend to stick with them?   
  • Does the installer have NABCEP certificate holders on staff?   
  • Are they BBB certified?   
  • How long is the workmanship warranty?     
  • Will they tell you if solar will not work well for you (due to roof condition, shading, or other factors)?  

  

Are you interested in a pre-prepared solar quote checklist? Download one here.   

 

Top Solar Company in Columbus Ohio

Solar power in Ohio has been dramatically changing and increasing in the past few years.

Third Sun Solar is Ohio’s longest-standing solar installer. We’ve been pleasing customers since 2000.

With over 1,250 projects completed in those years, we have plenty of references, reviews, and testimonials available. Third Sun always has licensed electricians and NABCEP certified professionals on staff.

Third Sun works closely with homeowners to explore all options to go solar at their homes. For some homes, solar simply doesn’t make sense… Third Sun tells homeowners when this is the case.

We love working collaboratively and in consultation with our neighbors in Ohio to help them make the best decision for their clean energy future.

Are you interested in getting a quote for your Columbus, Ohio, area home from Third Sun Solar?

Please fill out the form below to learn even more regional information from our experts & become a part of Columbus, Ohio’s growing clean energy movement!

Installing Solar In Ohio? 7 Things You Should Know  

Twenty years ago, when people first found out we installed solar in Ohio, they said: “you must have guts!”  

At that time, quite a few things were different. Prices were much higher, the technology wasn’t as advanced, and the number of Ohioans willing to invest was simply less than it is today.  

These days in Ohio, we see solar booming across the state- from municipal solar going up on government buildings in Cuyahoga County to libraries in rural Ohio to food pantries in Central Ohio and residential solar sprinkled in neighborhoods across the state.  

The market is bustling, and we’re so glad to see clean energy becoming commonplace in Ohio.  

Each state has different rules, regulations, incentives, and markets for solar energy. So, if you’re considering solar and doing research online: make sure what you’re reading is Ohio-specific.  

If you’re starting your research and wondering what you need to know when considering solar in Ohio, we’ve covered the essential bases in this article.  

 

1. Net-Metering rules in Ohio 

Your utility company is required to compensate you for the extra energy you produce in Ohio. 

The policy that requires compensation for excess solar generation is called net-metering. Net-metering increases the economic benefit of solar power by crediting you for the extra power your solar energy system produces.  

So, when you crank out 200% of what you use during sunny July, you bank credits that you’ll use to purchase utility power during the months where you don’t produce 100% of what you use.  

The amount of energy you produce and use will vary over the course of the year. Net metering helps you account for this difference by crediting you for the excess electricity your panels produce so you can use it later.  

 

2. Net Excess Generation  

Ohio’s energy market is de-regulated.  

So, the rate you’re credited for the power you return to the grid varies between different utility providers. Electric companies credit you at a net excess generation rate. The State of Ohio’s net metering policy does not require utilities to credit energy you produce at the full retail rate.   

Additionally, using credits for fixed charges on your bill (distribution charges, other fees) varies between electric suppliers.   

An experienced solar installer will help you understand your utility’s net excess generation rate is and how your utility handles fixed charges. 

 

3. Understanding the Advertisements  

We’ve seen a lot of wonky advertising over the years. And it’s getting weirder- maybe you’ve noticed. You’re not alone; we’ve scratched our heads about those ads on Facebook, too.  

Some claim that you’ll get cash back when you go solar. The truth is: there is no “special program” or event a government-issued solar stimulus program. To receive money back when you purchase your system, you’re simply borrowing more money than your solar system costs and getting some of it back.  

Some solar companies misleadingly use the word “free” in their ads. Actually, what they’re referring to is a zero money down, long-term, low-interest loan. Often, they offer what appears to be a very low interest rate, but they secretly add 15 – 25% to the cost of the system to buy down the rate from their loan partner.  

 

4. Solar in the Wintertime  

Can my solar panels produce energy if they are covered in snow? No, a solid covering of snow all but shuts off production. The good news is that overall production loss from the snow is minimal when looking at performance on an annual basis. Losing a day of production in January is a fraction of a day in July. 

Unless covered in snow, solar panels are more efficient in cold conditions. Like most electronics, solar panels function better at colder temperatures than under intense heat.   

Here at Third Sun Solar, our team takes winter’s shorter days, snowfall, and the orientation of sunlight into account when estimating the output of your system.  

 

5. Rural Cooperatives  

If your utility supplier in Ohio is a rural cooperative: pay attention to this.  

Because rural co-ops are member-owned and not required to follow regulations set out by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), they can set their own net metering rules.  

Rural electric co-ops in Ohio are not required to offer net metering like investor-owned utility companies are. Most of them do, however, not all.   

Because there isn’t one standard for the 24 rural electric co-ops, solar installers need to be familiar with the local rules, rates, and regulations. 

And if you know that your rural co-op has policies that disincentivize solar production – become an advocate! If you’re part of a co-op- use your vote, attend public meetings, and make your voice heard! Here is one example of our customers who had to advocate at the local level to get solar.   

 

6. Ohio State and Local Incentives  

The truth is, there aren’t any local or state incentives for solar in Ohio. That’s the way it’s been for a while now.  

Recent legislation has aimed at making solar even more inaccessible. While this legislation didn’t affect the economics for residential solar, it’s an indication of the priorities of our state government.  

Until 2023, the Federal Tax Credit for solar remains available to homeowners and stands as the most considerable cost savings. We hope – but we aren’t sure if there will be state or federal incentives on the horizon after that.  

Otherwise known as the solar investment tax credit, federal investment tax credit, or ITC for short, this tax credit gives the solar system owner the ability to deduct 26% of the system cost from taxes owed. 

For a long time, the tax credit allowed you to recoup 30% of solar system costs. 

The step-down schedule began in 2020 when the tax credit dropped from 30% to 26%. The stepdown was paused for two years when the federal government signed the 2020 Covid relief bill. So, homeowners have until the end of 2022 to claim the 26% tax credit benefit. In 2023 the tax credit will drop to 22%, then down to 0% for homeowners in 2024 (a 10% tax credit will remain in place for commercial solar projects). 

7. Solar Energy Storage 

There are a few different reasons choose to install battery backup with their solar energy systems.  

Number one: We’ve seen utility rates escalate at about 3% per year for the past ten years. We know rates will increase as the grid faces necessary upgrades, and many utilities consider a time-of-use rate structure, where electricity will cost more during peak demand hours.  

Solar energy storage allows you to consume more of the solar energy you generate, maximizing your solar investment, increasing independence, and lowering your carbon footprint.  

Number two: power during an outage. In some places in Ohio, blackouts are common. We see an uptick in interest in solar battery backup anytime a significant weather event disrupts the grid and causes blackout. Solar batteries assure you have power in the event of a grid outage.   

Third Sun Solar to donate solar array to local nonprofit, Baileys Trail System, of Athens, Ohio

  

September 2021, Athens, Ohio — Ohio’s Third Sun Solar is proud to announce the donation of a roof-mounted solar array to the Baileys Trail System project this winter.   

  

Third Sun Solar has partnered with the Village of Chauncey and the Baileys Trail System to provide clean energy at the Chauncey-Dover Community Park trailhead. Third Sun Solar will install the solar system on the rooftop of the restroom facility. The solar energy installation will begin in January of 2022. The addition of a solar array to the restroom facility will reduce the Village’s utility costs for the next two decades or more.   

  

CEO and co-founder, Geoff Greenfield says: “As a company committed to the flourishing of our community, we are proud to support this groundbreaking trail project. We believe that partnering with the Baileys Trail System in this way will not just reduce the overhead costs for the Village of Chauncey but will help the Baileys Trail System advance their mission of bringing sustainable economic development to the Southeast Ohio Region,” said Greenfield.  

 

“We are incredibly grateful for the donation of the solar array by Third Sun Solar to the Chauncey-Dover Community Park that was once the site of the Chauncey mines. It’s important to us while repurposing the land for recreational use that it be done in a sustainable and responsible manner including adopting a zero waste event policy, so the implementation of solar energy is a great addition to our vision.”  Mayor Amy Renner, The Village of Chauncey  

  

Third Sun Solar is excited about this partnership, a continuation of our tradition of supporting organizations that we believe in. Last year, the company partnered with local nonprofit Women for Recovery, installing a 22 panel, 7.4kW ground-mounted solar array at the Serenity Grove home in Athens, Ohio. Third Sun Solar is excited to support the work that Baileys Trail System is doing in our community, and to reduce the ongoing operating costs for the Village of Chauncey. 

  

“Part of our responsibility as a certified B Corp is to actively seek ways to provide social and environmental support to our community,” Greenfield said. “Providing education about the untapped resources our region has to offer (the sun!) to visitors from across the Midwest and beyond is a great fit for our mission-driven company, and our team is looking forward to it.” 

 

Photo Credit: Joel Prince | Athens County Convention & Visitors Bureau 

Installing a Solar Farm in Ohio

Over the past decade, solar in Ohio has boomed across the state. Increasingly, projects producing multiple megawatts (MW) of power are the norm. Before 2018, most solar projects in Ohio were residential, agricultural, or commercial and powered homes and facilities onsite. Today – solar farms and utility-scale solar is on the rise.  

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What are Solar Farms?  

A solar farm is a large installation of solar PV panels that absorb energy from the sun, convert it into electricity, and send that electricity to the power grid for distribution and consumption by customers like you. 

Rural areas with sizeable amounts of available land are ideal for installing many solar panels that produce multiple megawatts of electricity. This electricity usually powers the local community or contributes to the larger national grid.  

Usually, utility companies or local governments finance these solar installation projects due to the sheer volume and high initial investment needed for a project of this scale.  

According to the Ohio State University Extension’s Farmland Owners Guide to Solar Leasing:

 “Two primary differences between commercial and residential solar projects and utility-scale solar projects are that utility-scale solar projects are typically greater than 5 MW, and the electricity generated is interconnected to the electric distribution or transmission grid. Under a utility-scale solar model, either an electrical utility owns the project or an independent project owner enters into a power purchase agreement to sell electricity to wholesale utility buyers.”  

Interested in Learning More About Utility-Scale Solar for your Property?  

We are excited by your commitment to accelerating the shift to clean energy in our state.  

The development of solar farms is not in our wheelhouse here at Third Sun Solar. However, we have some resources to share with you to get you started.  

We believe this is the best place to start if you’re interested in developing a solar farm in Ohio: Ohio State University Extension, Utility-Scale Solar Development, Solar Leasing Resources.  

Our specialty

At Third Sun, we specialize in full turnkey, grid-interactive solar system design, quoting, permitting, procurement, and installation for residential and commercial projects.  If you’re interested in a solar installation to power your home or business, complete the form below!

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