Backup Power for Self-Reliance

Each of us have our own goals- from reducing the amount of money we spend each month on energy to ensuring we have power when the grid goes down- solar energy systems & backup energy systems are designed with your needs and goals in mind.  

Securing Power in 2020

Something on the minds of many individualis how to make sure they have secure energy for their homes in the case of a grid outage. By no means do we believe that the COVID-19 Pandemic indicates that there will be widespread grid failure. But, we do believe that there are plenty of other reasons for homeowners to consider clean, renewable energy and backup power at this moment in history 

Power outages are unpredictable, but the dangers of power outages aren’t. Protect your home from the next power outage and keep your lights on, phones charged, home offices running and food cold. The best way to protect your family from grid failure is to invest in a backup power solution.  

Types of backup power:

Tesla Powerwall and standby generators don’t require a solar energy system to generate power. Powerwall can fill from solar, but it can also fill from the grid if you do not have solar. This allows it to function like a generator, providing energy to your home when your neighborhood grid is down. Both backup options come on automatically- whether you’re home or away. All within seconds of a power outage.  


Warrantied for 10 years, Tesla Powerwall is made to charge, deplete, and recharge continually to keep a critical circuit of essential systems in your home up and running, practically no matter what. Seamless backup power. With or without solar. Powerwall detects grid outages and automatically becomes your home’s main energy source. Through the Tesla App, you can manage your battery from anywhere. Powerwall receives free over-the air updates, providing new features and improved performance over time. 

Backup Generators

Third Sun Solar is a certified Kohler installer. These standby generators run on propane or natural gas, and don’t require manual refueling. A benefit of a Kohler Generator is that there is no need for extension cords, as it’s hooked in with your homes electric panel. The power it delivers is high quality and won’t harm your electronics. A standby generator can power your whole home, including the hard-wired systems like AC, heat, sump pumps, well pumps, security systems and large home appliances 

Grid Tied Solar + Solar Batteries

Grid-tied solar systems with battery backup are ideal for anyone with unreliable power or anyone with appliances that need to operate when the grid is down or anyone. A solar energy system allows you to generate electricity right on your rooftop (or in a nearby field). These systems send excess energy into the grid for credits, pull energy from the grid when the solar system isn’t producing at night, and have backup batteries that store solar power to use in times of a utility outage.  

This type of system ensures you have reliable access to electricity. And if the grid is down for a long time, a battery tied to a solar energy system will recharge using the energy you generate on site.  Additionally, this type of system allows you to use more of the solar energy that you produce, minimizing your reliance on your utility, making your home truly self-reliant. 

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In Conclusion

If the current crisis has taught us anything so far it’s that resilience is important. From families starting to plant gardens to homeowners starting to think about electric cars that can be powered from solar right at your home – whether to prepare for a grid failure or just to build the feeling of resiliency – self-reliance can bring peace of mind to you and your family. Are there any other appliances in your home that have a return on their investment? That can give you the security of knowing you’ll have energy when the grid goes down?   

Your home is only a few smart steps away from securing the benefits that backup power and solar energy has in store. Reach out to speak with a knowledgeable consultant today.  

Starting Monday, March 23rd, our Solar Consultants have moved to a remote solar site assessment process. They are available to talk with you from the safety of each of your respective homes.  

 With the 26% federal tax credit dropping at the end of the year, we encourage homeowners interested in getting the full benefit of a 2020 solar installation to connect with us soon. 


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