Solar 101 Webinar Series

Our mission is To Accelerate the Shift to Clean Energy. And when looking forward we know that despite what is happening in the world right now, we still are completing the work necessary to achieve our mission. In fact, it’s more important now than ever. As part of our mission we provide education to individuals every day who are interested in learning more about solar power.

We know that solar can strengthen our homes and businesses by making them self-reliant in times of crisis. We also know that solar power protects the natural environment that we all depend on.

That’s why we’ve developed a new way to educate: through virtual events!

Please tune in every Thursday to learn more about cultivating self-reliance, community resilience, and reducing carbon pollution. We’ll be announcing additional virtual events along the way. Stay up to date by following our Facebook Events page. 

Upcoming Events 

Customer Conversations: Solar Case Study

Thursday, July 30th, 11 AM

In early 2020 Joe B. and his partner had solar installed a 4 kW solar array on their home in Millfield, Ohio.

Join us to learn more about Joe’s solar journey and ask Joe questions about the process!

 

Past Events 

 

Backup Battery Power for Resiliency

Thursday, April 9th, 11 AM

While early solar technology required batteries, most modern systems are battery-free, depending on the utility grid for power at night and on cloudy days.  The cost and reliability of today’s Lithium-Ion batteries are quickly changing that, as more and more solar customers are choosing to include backup power in their systems.

Have you always wanted to learn more about Solar energy storage or the new Tesla Powerwall? Join Third Sun President, Geoff Greenfield for a deep dive into solar batteries.   Geoff has lived 100% off-grid with a variety of battery systems, and recently installed a Tesla Powerwall, his “last battery bank ever”.

 

Turning your roof into a profit center: How Solar Energy is Transforming Businesses

Friday, April 10th 1-2 PM

In this webinar, 20-year industry veteran Geoff Greenfield provides an overview of today’s solar technology and considerations for commercial applications.

The presentation will address the typical concerns of those exploring solar including:

  • Project economics
  • The solar resource in Ohio
  • Technology (including storage)
  • Performance and durability
  • penetrations and roof warranties
  • Question and Answer period

 

Going Solar For $0 Down: Fact vs. Fiction

Thursday, April 16th -11 AM

Do you dream of going solar but don’t have the upfront capital to make the investment? You aren’t alone! For many people paying for solar out of pocket simply isn’t an option.

Third Sun Solar is proud to offer a variety of ways to go solar for zero money down. We take a consultative approach and walk you through every step of the process.

Have questions about solar financing? Get them answered by Solar Consultant, David Zelasko

You’ll get answers to common questions like:

  • Can I really go solar for $0 down?
  • Are there additional incentives for solar that I can take advantage of?
  • What is the loan approval process?

 

7 Things to Know About Ohio Net Metering

Thursday, April 30th – 11 AM

In sunny peak months in Ohio, solar systems often produce more energy than a home can consume. Have you ever wondered you benefit from the extra energy your solar system produces?

Join Solar Consultant David Zelasko for a deep dive into Ohio’s Net Metering benefits.

 

Tesla Powerwall Off-Grid Experience

Thursday, May 7th, 11 AM

Third Sun President, Geoff Greenfield has been living “off-the-grid” with his Tesla Powerwall for the past 10 days.

Join Geoff as he discusses his experience taking his solar + storage system off the grid and what he’s learned along the way.

 

Become Self-Reliant with Solar Energy: Emergency Backup Options

Thursday, May 14 – 11 AM

How we can strengthen our homes and businesses and become self-reliant in times of crisis?

Join David Zelasko and learn how homes can combine battery storage, generators and solar electricity to harness the sun and power themselves even when the sun isn’t shining or gird is down.

You will learn about:

  • Tesla Powerwall
  • Other Solar Batteries
  • Generator Options

 

Solar Myth-Busting Panel

Thursday, May 21st 11 AM

Meet some of our Solar Consultants and ask them questions! We cover the most frequently asked questions we get, some long-standing solar myths and taking questions from our audience!

Solar Consultants Jamey Jones, David Zelasko, and Cesar Flores will be panelists.

The presentation will address the typical myths we’ve heard from those exploring solar including:

  • Does solar work in the wintertime?
  • Does solar work when the grid is down?
  • Can I go solar for $0 down?
  • Should I wait for better solar technology?
  • Questions from the audience…

 

When a Ground Mounted System is a Better Option

Thursday, May 28 – 11 AM

Join Third Sun Solar’s Jamey Jones to learn why and when we suggest a ground-mounted system.

 

How to Choose a Solar Installer

Thursday, June 4th – 11 AM

The most important decision you can make with regards to solar is who builds it. With solar panels becoming more common, the real key is the quality of the installation, integrity, and longevity of the contractor you choose. Co-Founder and Company President, Geoff Greenfield will evaluate points of comparison for choosing the best installer.

Why We’re a Certified Benefit Corporation

Thursday, June 18, 11 AM

Third Sun Solar is proud to be part of a larger movement which is striving to redefine success in business, so all companies compete to not only be the best in the world, but best for the world. 

Learn about the commitments we’ve made to join the Certified Benefit Cooperation movement and join a forward-thinking group of businesses leading the charge to make business a force for good in the world.  

 

Choosing a Solar Module Manufacturer

Thursday, July 2 , 11 AM

Installing a home solar energy system is a smart financial investment for many homeowners.  

With over 20 years’ experience with solar, Third Sun President, Geoff Greenfield has seen solar panel manufacturers come and go, module technology grow and change and knows what to look for when choosing a solar module manufacturer. Tune in to learn what he looks for and why choosing the right manufacturer is so important.  

Solar Proposal Checklist

Thursday, July 16 , 11 AM

Each solar company has their own unique proposal. There are several key pieces of information that should be consistent with each proposal you receive. And, 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.

 Download our full Solar Proposal Checklist PDF here.