Research at Ohio University
Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter
For Email Marketing you can trust
Innovation Center on LinkedIn
Innovation Center on Twitter
Innovation Center on Facebook
Innovation Center

Third Sun News Archives 

Congratulations to Third Sun Solar!!!

Third Sun was recently named one of the three winners of the autumn round of the People & Planet Awards contest. This round of awards went to green businesses with innovative approaches to clean energy. Way to go!
View Green America and North America Clean Energy Articles

Third Sun Solar Graduates from Innovation Center

There may be no caps, gowns or formal ceremony, but for Third Sun Solar, a client of the Ohio University Innovation Center, graduation is cause for celebration.
View Article by Taylor Evans

Third Sun to Install Springfield Area's Largest Solar Installation

On September 26, 2012 construction began on a new $7 million solar installation to supply clean energy at the office campus of Assurant Specialty Property, one of Springfield's largest employers. The installation will be done by Third Sun Solar, a leading solar energy installer based in Athens, Ohio.
View Article

Third Sun Solar President Elected to SolarTech Board

SolarTech, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of solar energy in the U.S., announced recently the election of Geoff Greenfield to its board of directors.
View Article

Third Sun Solar Makes INC. 5000 List

For the 4th straight year, an Ohio design/build solar development company has made the prestigious INC. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the US.
View Article

Third Sun Solar Certified as B-Corporation

Recently, Third Sun Solar of Athens, Ohio became a certified B Corporation. After passing through the months-long review process, Michelle Greenfield was recently notified of the official certification.
View Article

Michelle Greenfield: Break in the Clouds for Ohio's Economy

The solar industry is alive and thriving in the state of Ohio, with 90 companies manufacturing, installing, and distributing solar energy products in our state. These solar energy companies have created 1,000 jobs in the Buckeye State, helping families regain economic stability and helping our state claim its share of a bright, vibrant market.
View Article

Ohio Zoos Get Serious About Green Energy, Boast Country's Largest Solar Canopy

Taking the lead in the project is Athens-based Third Sun Solar, one of the state's fastest-growing solar firms. Founded in 2000 by the aptly named Geoff and Michelle Greenfield and operating out of the Innovation Center at Ohio University, the company has become regional leader in implementing solar technology.
View Article

Third Sun Solar To Make Array for Columbus Zoo

Third Sun Solar of Athens has been selected by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to develop a solar energy system to meet the zoo's energy needs. The solar company beat out both regional and national companies for the project that is slated to be one of the largest zoo installations in the United States.
View Article

Third Sun Solar Makes the Inc. 5000 for the Third Year in a Row

For the third year in a row Third Sun Solar, located in Ohio University's own Innovation Center, has made the Inc. Top Companies List. Third Sun is currently ranked number 623 on this list which is a big leap forward from its 2009 spot at 742.
View Article

State Solar Energy Incentives Disappear

"We've outfitted six or eight homes with new solar arrays this year compared to 20 in previous years," said Third Sun Solar CEO Michelle Greenfield. She's worked to bring solar energy to homes in the Buckeye state for the past decade, but said solar projects on individual homes are slumping this year.
View Article

Third Sun Powers Up... in Ohio's Enterprise Appalachia

To reduce dependence on fossil fuels - which account for 85 percent of U.S. energy use - Americans have begun to embrace clean, renewable solar and wind power. And, Ohio's Enterprise Appalachia region is ahead of the curve in using renewable energy to power its economy.
View Article

Third Sun Solar grows with commercial demand for alternative energy 

In the 1990s, Geoff and Michelle Greenfield decided to build a new home off the electric grid outside of Athens. To accomplish that goal, Geoff Greenfield designed and built a number of systems to power the Greenfield's new home -- including a photovoltaic solar array. Today, Geoff and Michelle Greenfield are president and CEO, respectively, of Third Sun Solar, an Athens-based solar integrator that has made the Inc. 500 two years in a row.
View Article

Third Sun Solar Announces New Operations VP

On February 9, 2011 Third Sun Solar announced the hiring of Mark Guess as their Vice President of Operations for the firm.
View Article

Third Sun Solar Announces New NABCEP Technical Certificate

When NABCEP announced the results of the first Photovoltaic (PV) Technical Sales Certification Exam on the last day of Ferbruary, Third Sun Solar Senior Project Developer John Fnselow was among the inaugural celebrants-the very first to graduate with the NABCEP PV Technical Sales certification.
View Article

Building your Knowledge Base

The second Enterprise Benchmarks white paper, "Building Your Knowledge Base," focuses on the importance of building a knowledge base that provides credible business intelligence and gives you the information that you need to maker critical business decisions about the issues such as labor, technology, competition, growth, and more.
View Article

Innovation Center nurtures alumni's top-ranked renewable energy business

It's been 13 years since Ohio University alumni Geoff and Michelle Greenfield had a home electric bill. Today, as owners of Third Sun Solar and Wind Power Ltd., they are eliminating energy bills for clients across the state through the instillation of clean energy systems.
View Article