Sun Electronics has placed 129 solar panels on its rooftop which provides 23kW of power with their grid tie system. The system allows Sun to supply all of it’s daily electrical needs, sell any overage back to the utility, and provide long term independent power in case of a long term power outage.
“Americans must take responsibility in helping themselves to the enormous opportunity that solar energy can supply” says owner and President John Kimball.
John Kimball started working in the solar business in 1973, in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 21. Kimball started the Tucson Energy Center in 1973, worked in three U.S. Congressional offices including U.S. Representative Morris K. Udall, Arizona; U.S. Representative Phillip Sharp, Indiana; and U.S. Representative George Brown Jr, California. Following several years working on solar energy in Washington, he went to work for Arizona Governor Bruce Babbit‘s Arizona Solar Energy Commission. He then worked a as a sales engineer for Photowatt, Photocomm, and Kyocera America.
Sun ships worldwide, and the company projects sales exceeding 15 million for 2008.