Help wanted Solar- Design and Sales- Associate

Solar- Design and Sales- Associate – (4625 N 45th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85031)
Sun Electronics International (www.sunelec.com) is one of the major the distributors of solar equipment in the nation. Currently, we need someone to help our Solar Design and Sales Team in our office in Phoenix
Title: Solar Design and Sales Associate
Type: Full-Time, M-F 9-5 [ Flexible schedule to meet with the demand of part-time college student)
Salary: $17.40/Hr
Date Required: Immediate
Requirements:
• Minimum of an Associate Degree or currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science/Engineering

• Solar Design and Sales Experience

• US Citizen

• Bilingual (English and Spanish) would be desirable but Not required

• Computer Skills such as AutoCAD (or anything similar), Google Sketch-up, MSOffice, MS Excel, MSOutlook
Desired, but not required:
• Experience with Customer Service

• Experience with QuickBooks

• Passionate about renewable energy and solar energy products such as solar panels, inverters etc.

• Would be great if the candidate has basic understanding of Electricity and Circuits
Please reply to this ad as soon as possible as we are looking for someone immediately. After you reply, if applicable we can set up an interview or meeting during the weekend as well. We need someone to be able to start as soon as possible.

Please email at [email protected] and [email protected]

Dreams are always lit up, where does the sunlight come from in our minds?

Weird title right? Anyway here is another one of my very different not about solar blogs.

I’m on another trip to buy solar deals. I’m looking at a batch (about 7 containers) of modules, inverters, and BOS. It’s going well but I just woke up after a dream at 3 AM.

It was a remarkable dream so I’m going to write about  it  so I don’t forget  it. In the dream I was in a temple, I was with about 150 Jewish men and was listening and learning (something I’m not that good at.) I was surprised they’d let me in.

I was raised to be catholic by my parents, 13 years in catholic schools. I’ve drifted away from it but still say my prayers most nights, just an Our Father or a  Hail Mary.  I don’t think I could ever let that part of me go. It seems like my prayers  actually work like 75% of the time.

So in th dream I was in like a study session, with some people who seemed to know me. They were like sponsors and there was another guy who they got permission from to let me in. He was watching me closely, like a guard who was  hopeful and sceptical at the same time that I should be there. Frankly I was really amazed that they were allowing me to be there. There were about 150 men in the room. The discussion was pretty deep, at least for me, but surprisingly I seemed to be able to follow it.  When I looked to my left, there next to me was that Dr. from the old, almost forgotten TV series, Ben Casey. Not Dr. Casey but Dr. Zorba, you know the wise old doctor in charge of the hospital with that very different  long white hair combed straight up and straight back. No one has ever had hair like that since then.

Everyone was intently listening to him. Every word he was saying seemed so wise. No one made a sound as he spoke. I felt I was in the presence of something very old and powerful, maybe  spiritual. I was an honored to be there. I lisend carefully to what was said there. It was exhilarating and it was very important to me. I was in a place that I had always wished I could be. Then I woke up, it  lasted about an hour . I felt really good . I was very happy. Not like some recent dreams that left me feeling sad, lost, and depressed, right? I hope I’m not alone here, we all have them right? Hello…well I’m gonna take that as a yes.

That dream left me feeling great, lucky, humbled at being allowed to experience something very special. You can say whatever you want, I don’t care, it was great.

Anyway, I wanted to know something more about Jewish teachings and beliefs (last month my sister in law became the first person in my family that I know of to marry a Jewish person, which I’m very happy about, because I admire them very much in case you could’nt tell.

For some reason after I woke up I wanted to know more about the Jewish faith so I googled “do Jewish people believe in Angels?” I was surprised by what I read, it said :

“So, before I answer tonight’s question, Do Jews Believe in Angels? we see from our Torah portion the answer to the question that might precede it, “Are there angels in Judaism?” The answer from this week’s Torah portion must be, unequivocally, YES. And then we get into the most complex part of this exploration: “What kind of angels do we find in Torah and Jewish texts and prayers?

The article was fascinating, as a Catholic I thought Judaism was very different than Catholicism, I never guessed we had so much in common.  I read the Torah, the Jewish bible I guess, and found out its basically  the Old Testament  part of our Catholic  Bible. And, of course, that’s full of Angels.

So check it out,  if I haven’t bored you off the page so far, it’s pretty cool. www.tbs-online.org

Who didn’t like Angels? It’s nice to think that they exist and we all have been given our own guardian angel,  Jews  believe that too. I’ll take an Angel any day, besides I love free stuff, who doesn’t right? But both religions believe in bad angels as well.

I think that the word religion comes from the word realization, they sound so similar.

It’s a nice article to read for a change, actually a Jewish sermon, taken from the Bible I think,  just like the sermons given at a Catholic mass.

I miss not going to mass, I used to go all the time when I was in grade school. But I have to tell ya, I didn’t get up at 6:30 before school to ride my bike a mile and a half in the cold  just to go to church. It was also the fresh warm donuts and cold milk they served in the school cafeteria afterwards.

I get a good feeling when I think about those days. Religion is good, it makes me feel whole. We need to try to find out more about ourselves. It provides hope and that alone solves what may or may not be real problems. It can also help you to realize your dreams, I  think, which brings me back to the strange  title of this blog, “Dreams are always lit up, where does the sunlight come from in our minds?” After all you never have dreams in pitch dark. I guess you could say that when God said, “Let There Be Light” the sunlight reached all the way into our hearts and minds.

www.tbs-online.org is where I found the article about angels in Jewish religion.

 

Wow that was a weird blog right? Great seeing Dr. Zorba again after all these years. I’d love to see them run it again. Ben Casey was a really good show, I think.

By the way the auction Will be over by the time you read this, if we won we will have a ton of new inverters dirt cheap: brand new Enphase, Fronius, SMA and ABB, plus solar modules: Hanwha, Trina, Shuco and SUN modules, but I don’t think we’ll win. People pay way too much out in California for solar panels Louis and I found out. The bidding was way too  high for us. Definitely not a world’s lowest price module deal or even inverter deal. But we sure did make some good contacts at the preview today. The people in this business really are fascinating!

Thank you for reading this blog.

By the way, I wish they could come up with better high tech words like google, tweet, web, and uber,  it sounds like baby talk.

John

CAN YOU DO IT?

WE COULD USE A FEW GOOD MEN.
I have the inventory, I have the price, and I have the right products. What I don’t have are enough PV system designers and sales engineers, purchasing agents, shipping managers, and web masters, online PV sales managers and solar marketing and advertising geniuses.
We could also use PV system designers and sales engineers in locations wherever we currently have inventory. 
Our current Sunelec warehouse locations:
Miami, FL; Phx., AZ; Sacramento, CA; Trenton, NJ, Denver, CO; El Paso, Austin, San Antonio, TX; Bahamas, and Kingston, Jamaica.

Call John if you can design or install PV systems. Salary based on experience.

Cell 305-322-1086 after you send your resume to [email protected]

Thank you.

A guide on how not to get ripped off when buying a solar system.

  • If anyone hands you an estimate that doesn’t itemize what your paying for, your getting robbed. 
  • Let me provide a simple guide.

A 5,000 WATT INSTALLATION:

Avg. a $1/watt. = $5,000

 

A TYPICAL 5,000 WATT SYSTEM:

 

Solar panels are $.28/W. = $1,400

(290W)

 

Inverter is $.40/W. = $2,000

(5,000W grid tied)
Mounting structure is $.15/W. = $500

(Ground or roof mount)

 

These are not average component prices, they are actual prices. If you don’t believe me look at www.sunelec.com.

SOLAR PANELS:

Contrary to popular opinon, solar panels are no longer necessarily the most expensive part of a solar system. 

To compare panel prices just divide the cost of one module by the number of watts, it gives $/watt. It’s the measuring stick.  If you don’t know it, you can’t compare the price of your panels.

There are now hundreds of modules to choose from. Their price is dropping so fast it’s unbelievable. However, prices can change quickly. It’s a volitile market. 

The good news is that if you’ve ever looked at solar modules, you can see they all look the same. That’s because, they are.

Solar panels last 30, 40 even up to 50 years, in fact the first solar modules ever made by Bell Labs are still working, and their over 50 years old!

Panels are made the same way, with crystalline silicon cells, rock that makes electricity when exposed to light; tempered glass, the same type as on your car’s windshield; an anodized aluminum frame and plastic to laminate the cells to the back of the glass.

The only thing about solar panels that actually changes is their efficiency. However, the higher the efficiency is the more you will have to pay.

The avg. price for the lower efficiency modules of 12%, is now approx. $.25/watt. For the avg. efficiency modules of 17% its now $.38/watt (NOTE: Our GCL 290W panel is only $.28/watt) and for the highest efficiency of  21%, its now as high as $1.50/watt (if you can even get them). They’re used up by massive solar farms.

Most rooftops offer plenty enough space for even a 12% eff. system to power the home. Panel efficiency is not that important, unless you live on a boat, RV in a space station.

I buy my solar modules from top tier PV module manufacturers from all over the world.

However, I also look at other secondary sources from factories. I learned 44 years ago , when I got my first PV module, from Spectrolab, the first PV manufacturer in the United States that made PV modules for NASA’s space craft, that reject cells can be used to make excellent modules at an unbelievable savings. At that time modules we’re selling at $60/watt. I paid less than $1/watt. It was made by a do-it-yourselfer, a retired engineer, who simply took a sheet (approx. 1 ft. by 2 ft.) of tempered glass, Grade B cells, adhesive, and soldered the the metal tabs together to make it. I ran a big portable stereo with it. It was enough to bring out a TV crew and put me on the evening news with my solar oven, home made water heater and parabolic concentrator.

To this day, I can’t say enough about many of the millions of  do-it-your-selfers, from all over this planet, I have had the privilege to know, who have designed and installed on their own homes. These guys definitely understand that PV systems are not that difficult to understand or to install with a little reading and help. The average residential system can be installed in as little as 2 days with just 2 experienced installers.

INSTALLATION: 

Obviously, the $1/watt above is dependent on the type of roof you have. And, yes there is the local bureaucracy that wants to profit off your solar system by trying to control, limit, and tax your solar system using licenses, memberships, duties, penalty fees, construction freezes and suspensions and the occasional bribe.

MOUNTING STRUCTURES:

To help avoid unnecessary injury, accidents and even death, I can tell you I have known three real nice guys, who have died painfully; one, Fred, a horribly prolonged death,  by falling off their roofs installing PV systems. And, I’ve known many more who’ve fallen several times.

If you’ve got the space to install them on the ground, do it. Going on your roof to install or de-installing them one is always dangerous. More people get seriously injured by falling of ladders and roofs than any other way in regards to solar. Since you should check them from time to time and you might need to service and perhaps clean your system and, of course, replace your roof, keeping it on the ground will make all those things a lot easier and safer.

You might even like to show people how the system works and how it was installed. Maybe even enjoy the beauty of the solar panels. Some types of crystalline silicon modules are actually quite beautiful, (multi crystalline cells using phosphorus gas) and common.
BATTERIES:

Be careful when buying new high tech batteries. The new super hyped up batteries are much more expensive. Conventional deep cycle 12 and 6 volt wet lead acid and sealed maintenance free batteries, are mass manufactured, locally available, low cost and easy to handle, maintain and recycle. A typical 6 volt, 220 amp hr. deep cycle battery that lasts 5 years costs a little over a $100 and it weighs only 60 lbs. and you can pick it up and move it relatively easily. That combination is hard to beat.

Look this blog is long enough, it’s Sunday  maybe I’ll come and write some more later but I think I made my point. If you are handed an estimate with one flat price and no prices for these four seperate items,  your crazy to sign the contract. It’s not rocket science and never has been (well except for that first panel I got 44 years ago with Spectrolab cells, they’re still making extraterrestrial cells for NASA, at 40% efficiency I might add, only they cost a lot more than you can afford!) google it.

The End.

 

Thank u very much.

JK

305-322-1086

PS

 Don’t tell me of trying to destroy the PV industry with low prices because:

1. I make a lot of money.

2. The early bird gets the worm.

3. Nothing pays as well as persistence.

4. What matters is that we jump to the Sun while we still can.

 

 

Renesola 300W Auction starting at $.04/W.

We are about to start our second auction in the next few hours:

Of special interest are the above modules. They were involved in a hail storm that hit a solar farm.

After de-installing  16,400 – 300 watt modules, that were taken off a two year old 5MW farm, the Sun Electronics’ team sorted them into 3 types. A 3rd of the modules had broken glass and those were recycled. These are not in the Auction 

A third however were not hit at all. They are in perfect condition, have UL, a 25 year warranty and produce full power of 300 or more watts. These are Grade B only because they are 2 yrs. old. These are in the second phase of our Auction.

A third  of the modules got hit, did’nt break, are Grade C and they all produce their full rated power of 300 watts. They are sold as is but we will refund or replace any that don’t produce full power if contacted within 60 days. These are in the second phase of our Auction. 

A Grade of C means they are cosmeticly imperfect. To see the video of them go to www.sunelec.com. You will see they have micro-cracks, dark snail trails, white worm lines, MC4 inter-connectors, and  can easily be cleaned. They have a minimum auction bid of only 4 cents a watt,  normally sold for .11/watt. For use in off grid, low voltage applications of 12, 24, or 48 volt systems or in grid tie applications that use micro-inverters.

For More info I recommend you google “IEEE studies on micro cracks, snail trails and worm lines” and read the abstracts and summaries for more information. These particular Grade C modules have a lot of them.

The Auction also includes modules of GCL, Suniva, Sonali, and many more, from 12 volt – 30 watts to 340 watts, as well as micro and central station inverters.

Good luck, 

John

305-322-1086 best cell.

The truth about jealous people, I believe.

I could Google up some clever saying about jealousy but I’ll just wing it.

If you Google Sun Electronics or Sunelec you’ll see how  Google treats us. Go to  “Sunelec”, underneath it you will find how they allow unproven negative comments collected, edited and organized by competitors like Northern Arizona Wind and Sun to slander whoever they choose. And do you think it’s themselves ? Why us ? Because they hate the winner, the company who has the lowest prices for the same thing they offer for more.

And keep in mind, anyone can write anything they want. No one checks any of this crap. You can make any accusations you want not only on the solar forums, blogs, and discussions or anything or about anybody, and google will reprint it for the world to read for years to come right at the top of their worldwide web.
Your guilty until you prove yourself innocent, just great. What businessman has the time to watch the entire internet to defend themselves from those who are jealous. And like dishonest people there are many more than you ever imagined. And…Notice how many negative comments are 7 years or older. Even common law has a statue of limitations, even when your guilty! Did you know the only way to get rid of a comment is to pay tens of thousands of dollars to slime ball companies who are like bounty hunters that use technological tricks to get them erased or not even removed at all. Those false comments can stay on your record for life. But it’s only fair the jealous haters will say. 

We won our first big auction of PV modules in 2011, we sold all of them in 5 days 83 – 40 ft containers at a world record low price, you can’t imagine the number of people who were so happy to get them. We had tremendous logistical problems that no one could have anticipated, and boy did those few people that had problems i.e. slow delivery which we admitted and reported with daily status reports, but everyone got the same low price even if they bought just one panel. We never should have been that generous, it was a mistake and it cost me a million dollars, 800 shipments take time folks, right? Those few people who complained about us are still at the top of page one on google, shinining brightly like it was only yesterday,  but in reality it was SEVEN YEARS AGO.
If you Google “Sunelec” underneath it you will find globs  of negative comments collected, edited and organized purposely placed there by the Northern Arizona Wind and Sun (NAWS) Solar Forum to make us look as bad as possible.  Just type in “sunelec.” I could refute every one, but don’t have the time nor care to bother with it anymore. They just rig up another string. If I did you’d see how rediculous and false they are. Just like the negative reviews on google’reviews. They hate us can’t stand us just like the many Hillary voters who hate Trump simply because he won a presidential election. They can’t let it go. They let it ruin their lives and the lives of people around them.

I had a guy in Brazil buy 12 small solar modules from me and he made like 10 videos showing how the modules didn’t perform to spec . We acknowledged that we shipped him the wrong panels. We even refunded him every penny he asked for. Yet today you’ll see his videos everywhere. That was 7 years ago. Before he would simply work it out he went Bizerk! He was calling my house every hour, threatening us.Why? because i wanted to see receipts for the $5,000 of charges over the $1,000 order he placed. He didn’t get what he wanted fast enough. Instead of ignoring him I fought back. He spread a bunch of lies to every possible corner of the internet. No one was interested in finding out my side especially NAWS, 

If you call most of our competitors like Wholesale Solar, they’ll tell you we only sell Grade B off spec solar panels and they would never do that, as if there’s something wrong with Grade B! Adiós Wholesale Solar.

If you call Magnum inverters they’ll tell you they proudly refuse to sell to us, ask why,  it’s because we won’t abide by their rule to advertise only at their retail price! They want to force you to pay top dollar without discounts or deals, just retail. Adios Magnum. 

More and more the inverter companies, and now the charge controller companies are doing it, it stinks. And we’re upset by China’s trade policies, they do just the opposite! They discount everything. Which would you prefer . A free society or one run by the companies, bogus public accusations, witch hunts, neighbors against neighbors, brother against brother, turning in your neighbor. 
Jealousy is rampant, you can be rich or  poor, famous or unknown, once someone accomplishes something the next guy can’t it’s open season. 

Its made to appear that it, the thing your doing better than others, is upsetting every single person, therefor it must be true. 

It’s no different than a spoiled little kid who won’t shut up because he isn’t getting what he wants even though he doesn’t deserve it. You must make an effort to ignore it as much as possible. And guess what I’ve discovered. Not only does it work but you realize that knowledge is power and most of the people know what the truth is. You are right and they, the vast majority support you for what you do they just aren’t venting hatred and screaming their lungs out, just like we the people support our police and military for the job the do, those other people who try to tear down a good thing because they’re frustrated they can’t have what they want.

They like to cause trouble. It’s a compliment to have so many of them them trying to put you down because they are jealous of what you can do. Learn to ignore them. And, enjoy what you have accomplished thru hard work and persistence. You can apply this approach to a lot of problems in life like out of control hatred, greed, laziness, lust, ego and even jealousy.

The best thing we have is life. It’s everything don’t let all this crap prevent you from working for what you truely believe in no matter what. No fear, no hatred, never quit. You have the coolest thing in the universe LIFE. 
Thank you for all your support it means a lot to me.

Now I’ll go google around for a good comment about jealousy just for the icing on the cake. 

“THE JEALOUS ARE TROUBLESOME TO OTHERS BUT A TORMENT TO THEMSELVES.”

William Penn
John

Good Morning!                       Out there where those buildings are on the horizon is Miami Beach!

Joy comes to me every sunrise right thru those windows . Mainly because im still alive,  but also because of the nature of this business: its new every day, it’s healthy, clean and … but then so is the sea. I think I could have almost any problem in the world and the ocean will wash it right off almost every time. I start my day by getting in the water, even a shower or in the tub but it never fails to give me joy.
Dawn: Or to the pool I go in for 3 min. Or I just float and watch the clouds float by our building or….drum roll, I head to Miami Beach to do three things all depending on the weather

1. Shelling. Top secret won’t tell where.

2. Snorkeling. Flat…like glass, 1 mile.

3. Surfing. March is surfing season. Wind.

Of course there are the girls, look but don’t touch.

The kids in pure happiness running along the shoreline, in and out of the water, squealing, yelling like there’s no tomorrow, everyone is happy, no one cares how you look, who you are, how much stinking money you have, birds everywhere, sea life everywhere, colors, liquid life to its fullest . Man I’m a horrible writer but who cares not me cause I’m too old to care, the beach taught me to like myself because running a business can make you go crazy bad. Baptizing  my self, like you can if your catholic, in an emergency, in the ocean or pool or the shower or in a bath is like going to confession. Nothing can hurt you, except stingrays and Portugués Men of War, you cleaned, forgiven and forgiving.
Time to put me to bed. Getting weird again.

Oh yeah something solar to end it with like frosting hmmmm can’t think of anything hhmmmmmm? 

The price of solar just went down 50% for Grade B perfect panels today which we will offer tomorrow on the home page, only 700 320’s mostly 72 cells. 

Were opening 2 new warehouses in Canada, probably Toronto and one in Seattle in one week.

And if you were one of our photo contest winners you should call me, cause during the big warehouse move we lost all the solar toys we were giving away as prizes but now we found them I think so call me anytime 305-322-1086.