Today’s modern solar systems are remarkably simple. When exposed to daylight, solar panels produce electric current. This is passed through a device called an inverter that conditions the power to perfectly match your utility power. Your home will now use solar power first, and the utility is there for nighttime and additional power needs. When your system makes more power than is needed in the home, the excess goes out to the utility grid for a credit.
Even with our cloudy days, there is abundant sunshine in our region: Ohio’s solar resource is about 80% of Florida’s and Arizona’s. We have considerably more sun than Germany, the world’s largest user of solar energy.
Solar in a Blackout
In the past, batteries used to be a required system component, but with today’s modern solar systems, they are optional. We provide a variety of backup power options, including battery backup, automatic standby generators and fully “off-grid” systems.
Never be caught without power again. With a Third Sun Solar Secure Energy Solution, you can enjoy the earth-friendly, long-term cost savings of solar electricity PLUS the peace of mind of knowing you’ll have secure power in a blackout.
An installation warranty on workmanship is the most important warranty to consider that covers the attachment of the array, waterproofing on your roof, and the electrical wiring of the system. Third Sun Solar offers a 20 YEAR workmanship warranty, matched by our 20 years of success.
Nearly all solar panels come with a 25-year manufacture warranty; an easy promise to make with predictable and mature technology that has no moving parts.
Inverter warranties vary by manufacturer, ranging from 7-25 years.