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

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