A month ago, I predicted solar panels would fall to 40¢/watt. WELL they have.

We have them! SOME ARE EVEN LESS LIKE THE SUNPOWER LAMIANTES 28¢/W.

And its weird because when electricity rises to 40¢/kWhr. its clearly best to disconnect from the utility company and buy an independent PV system. And you, won’t be needing any incentives to convince you.

With this price discount for panels you don’t need the cost of electricity to be be 40¢/kWhr anymore, 25¢/kWhr is good enough. and, again I point out that you don’t need incentives. PV’s standing on its own two feet.

And, with the Federal 30% tax credit, 15¢ kWhr electric costs, and 40¢/watt solar  panels its clearly a good idea to disconnect and buy an independent PV system.

And if you live outside the U.S. ,even with no incentives, it gets even better because: Electric rates are generally much higher, especially on island nations, mountains, and remote areas. Also installation costs for PV systems are 50% less than in the U.S. because of the significantly cheaper labor, no certification requirements, no permits and no other bull shit (in other words, “badges, we don’t need no stinking badges” mentality). if you have a utility bill  of 5¢/kWhr you should buy solar as well, immediately.

In all of the above cases you have total independence from the utility companies forever.

This is my personal SWAG (SCIENTIFIC WILD ASS GUESS).

CALL ME FOR THE 40¢/W SOLAR PANELS. SEE IF I STUDDER. OR KEEP WATCHING THE NEWS LETTER.

CELL 305-710-9645 OR MY NEW CALL; 305 498 1863

JOHN

43 YEARS IN SOLAR

TAHITI – POLYNESIA

 

WE HAVE A FULL 40 FT. CONTAINER THERE AND STILL NO BUYERS! -SPECIAL 59¢/WATT

OR BEST OFFER.

WHAT A GREAT PLACE FOR SUNPOWER-B MODULES. IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYONE OUT THERE IN THAT PARADISE HAVE THEM CALL ME ASAP OR THERY’RE GOING TO BE SHIPPED TO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

GOOGLE TAHITI AND GO TO IMAGES ABOVE. WOW. IM GOING TO GOOGLE POLYNESIA.

 

LATER

MISC. THOUGHTS.

 

PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE THE SAME REVELATIONS AT THE SAME TIME. I WAS THINKING ABOUT A COOL THEME  I DREAMED UP TODAY AND TONIGHT I SAW TWO MAJOR COMPANIES ADS THAT WERE DOING IT. IT WAS JUST A FEW HOURS LATER. IDEAS TRAVEL FAST, I THINK. FOR EXAMPLE, THERE ARE TOO MANY MODULES ON THE MARKET. EVERYBODY AND THEIR BROTHER IS SENDING OUT GIANT LISTS OF AVAILABLE MODULES THAT ARE NEARLY IDENTICAL TO OURS.

BUYERS ARE SIMPLY WAITING FOR THE MARKET PRICE TO BOTTOM OUT, MFR’S. KEEP LOWERING THE PRICE BECAUSE THEY ARE GETTING DESPERATE TO MOVE HUGE STOCKS. BUT WEARE GETTING ALOT OFR ORDERS INQUIRES FOR CONTAINERS. IT’S BEEN A GOOD YEAR FOR US SO FAR WITHOUT SPENDING HARDLY ANYTHING ON

I HAD THE GREATEST TIME WATCHING MY 10 YEAR OLD SON  JOHNNY AND HIS VISITING SISTER CHRISTY FROM PHOENIX SO HAPPY TOGETHER. GRACIELA, MY WIFE, ROSA HER SISTER, JOHNNY AND CHRISTY AND MYSELF, WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME TOGETHER. JOHNNY HAS LOST HIS BIT OF SHYNESS AND HAS BECOME QUITE THE CONVERSATIONALIST. HE’S VERY FUNNY AS WELL AS AN EXCELLENT STORY TELLER.

FOR SUMMER VACATION I’M DREAMING AOBUT GOING TO DEL MAR, IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO PLAY IN THE NICE BIG SURF THERE WITH MY FAMILY. I LOVE THE SEA. THEN, WE COULD DRIVE UP TO PAN PEDRO, CATCH THE FERRY AND GO TO CATALINA ISLAND AND GET A ROOM AT THE BANNNING HOUSE AT THE ISTHMUS, A NICE ROOM  WITH BIG WINDOWS FACING EAST AND WEST SO YOU CAN LOOK OUT AT THE BARELY VISIBILE HILLS OF THE MAINLAND IN THE DISTANCE ACROSS THE CATALINA CHANNEL AND TO THE WEST THE EXPANSE OF THE PACIFIC STRETCHING TOWAD HAWAII. IT’S A BEAUTIFUL PLACE.

CHRISTY AND I FIGURED OUT THAT IF WE COULD RETIRE, IT WOULD BE IN ONE OF THOSE BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BEACH HOUSES RIGHT ON THE SAND IN DEL MAR OFF OF OCEAN BLVD. I COULD SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE IN THAT LITTLE NEIGHBORHOOD.

ANYWAY ON CATALINA, WE’LL RENT A LITTLE MOTOR BOAT AND GO SCUBA DIVEING  AND SPEND THE REST OF THE TIME SKIN DIVING. WE ALL LOVE THE OCEAN. AFTER ALL WE ARE ALL 70% WATER.

Module prices are falling again by a few cents and I’m pissed off.

All the worldwide manufacturers are lowering their prices, except for Solar World because they have a general monopoly in the U.S.A., because they can’t find buyers. Solar World is making a killing even though now the parent company’s German module manufacturing plant is losing money. If it wasn’t for Solar World Germany, the Obama Administration and the Department of Commerce backed up by U.S. Customs’ heavy handed brainless activity like a bunch of thugs who don’t even understand their own rules and regulations created by America’  bureaucracy, DOC,  you would be paying 50¢ a watt instead of a dollar/watt. And ,hundreds of project developers, distributors and dealers wouldn’t be receiving notices billions of dollars of fines for importing solar panels, WOW, what a crime, smuggling in solar panels, what a crock of shit. The one thing that everyone supports almost unanimously in America, is solar power, that it needs to be developed and supported and we manage to completely screw it up. (bribes, I think)

Thousands of PV companies across America  have lost all ability to export PV and be competitive. How do I know? Because I have lived in Latin America and the Caribbean for the last 25 years, Miami, Florida. The Chinese PV manufactures and the Department of Commerce have cut thousands of U.S.  solar business’  nuts off because of this senseless act by our government. They’re everywhere you assholes in Washington, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America,  Australia, South East Asia including the world’s biggest market Japan. Did they make up a bullshit claim about dumping, who doesn’t provide incentives to solar, EVERYBODY, EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD DOES ! So why didn’t we put tariffs against California, Arizona, N.J and a dozen other states.. The Japanese  didn’t exclude the Chinese from selling in their PV market, hell they had the brains to realize it was an opportunity to buy modules at a much lower price for their multi-multi-billion dollar charge to be energy independent. They WELCOMED THEM WITH OPEN ARMS . What’s more important, a polluted ruined world or corrupt government and the U.S. PV MFR.’s (basically 1) industry’s board’ of directors getting together to rip off the people. I wonder how much DOC, and ITC bureaucrats  got paid by the Germans ?

America has been shafted by its own stupid government’s ignorance when it comes to how the PV market and industry has worked for decades before they stuck their big f……. nose into something they had such severely limited ability to be f…… around with.  One ting I learned about Washington when I was there is that there were only a few really good members of Congress, the rest were losers oh yeah and as far as the rest of the population, you can have them, they were all a bunch of losers if you ask me. I never told anyone in my blog this but they are the loosers of America, they congregate in our Capitol especially in the Departments and Bureau’s wasting  money and flexing their power over their little fiefdoms pushing people smaller then them around. It’s the main reason they are there, just to do that, I believe.

Just so I can’t get arrested by the government or harassed unfairly by U.S. Customs or the ITC or Solar World or the FBI or god forbid the Secret Service (*what a joke they turned out to be) I want to say the opinions you find here aren’t mine. It all came from a nightmare  I had last night.

So get angry, demonstrate against hatred and cruelty, in the world like they are doing where they bombs are falling and the people are dying, I’m all for a massive demonstration on the Capitol Steps against that insane hatred that uses religion as an excuse, just leave a little room for cleaning up America’s solar program too,

God I hate Isis, Isil (cant anyone in Washington choose one and stick with it.) I wrote Obama a 3 word letter “Please Destroy Isis”, and I got a polite reply back saying we need to be careful about using the name of the Muslim people in a way that might implicate them with Isil. That was his main concern! An Islamic State focused on destroying the world if you didn’t love what they are doing. Politicians and reporters are stupid, well the vast majority of them, I would say. Islamic extremists are the excrement of that religion and of mankind. The religion is OK don’t get me wrong all religions are basically good. I think the word religion comes from the word realization, as in realizing who you are, “Know theyself” said (please fill this in).

American dealers, distributors and installers are disappearing like________ (someone help fill this in) and America’s solar manufacturing industry hasn’t improved, its completely disappeared, so have hundreds of thousands of related jobs. Oh sure they talk about all the new jobs created but those only last till the projects in the deserts are finished they they vanish after 5 months. What a sad state of affairs. I’d like to kick somebody’’s ass. I feel like I just walked out of the movie Road Warrior the first time I saw it, you just wanted to smash something.

Get this, certain unnamed dealers are teaming up against Sun Electronics now, isn’t that a compliment, thank you Wholesale and Affordable Solar. And here’s something else, there are new solar guys out there now who are copying our website, copying our name, business model and style of doing business, next thing one of these guys will be wearing my underwear! I’ve never heard of them before, they take a computer, copy everyone’s prices without ever talking to a factory, put it on a two page website or an email blast without telling you their name, and when you call them they have no inventory, can’t get it  anymore, don’t know the difference between a watt and an amp and if you sent them any money your chances or ever seeing it or the product are about 50/50. Actually Wholesale and Affordable are old friends of mine, they’re honest, hardworking and good human beings. The kind of people and companies we hope will  survive in the industry. Thank gosh they’re both in the middle of nowhere. Sorry I just had to say that guys. Honestly has anyone ever been to Albuqueerque or Mt. Shitsa?

Man I need to shut the f… up, go meditate and go to bed it’s 4 AM again.

 

jk

PLASTIC VS. GLASS PV MODULES

AVOID THEM IF AT ALL POSSIBLE BECAUSE PLASTIC WILL DELAMINATE, DRY OUT , CRACK, YELLOW, AND ALLOW MOISTURE TO GET IN AND CAUSE CORROSION.

I GREW UP IN THE DESERT OF ARIZONA AND THERE ISN’T ANY PLASTIC MADE THAT YOU CAN LEAVE OUT IN THE SUN THAT WON’T LAST EVEN A HUNDREDTH  AS LONG AS GLASS. PUTTING CRYSTALLINE SOLAR CELLS UNDER PLASTIC IS REDICULOUS IF YOU CONSIDER LONGEVITY IMPORTANT.

THEY TRIED TO DO IT WITH UNI-SOLAR FOLD OUT FLEXIBLE ONES AND THEY COMPANY WENT BROKE. IT WAS ‘THE LATEST THING’ NOT ANY MORE.  NOW THE LATEST THING IS TO PUT BEAUTIFUL HIGH EFFICIENCY MONO CRYSTILINE CELLS UNDER A SEMI-FLEXIBLE PLASTIC LAMINATE. ITS LIKE BUYING A DIAMOND AND THEN GOING TO THE 25¢ PRIZE MACHINE AT THE GROCERY STORE FOR KIDS AND GETTING A PLASTIC TOY RING AND USING THAT FOR THE SETTING FOR YOUR DIAMOND. REDICULOUS UNLESS YOU HAVE SOME RARE AND UNIQUE REASON FOR DOING IT THAT MAKES SENSE. GO GLASS WHENEVER YOU BUY SOLAR PANELS FOR THE REAL 30 TO 40 YEAR LIFE YOU GET FROM YOUR CELLS.

UNI-SOLAR USED TO ADVERTISE THEIR PANELS AS UNBREAKABLE BECAUSE YOU COULD SHOOT THEM WITH A BULLET AND THEY WOULD KEEP WORKING (YEAH FOR ABOUT A YEAR). WE CALLED THEM ALREADY BROKEN. BUT IF THEY TURN YOU ON JUST BE AWARE WHEN MAKING YOUR ORIGINAL CHOICE BETWEEN ‘GLASS OR PLASTIC’.

OH YEAH AND COME TO THINK OF IT ITS ABOUT THE ONLY PANEL I COULD THINK OF THAT HAS ANY REASONABLE CHANCE OF EVER CATCHING FIRE SINCE PLASTIC DOES BURN UNLIKE GLASS.

AND, BY THE WAY MY INSURANCE COMPANY TOLD ME THEY HAVE NO RECORD OF A SOLAR PANEL CATCHING FIRE AND CAUSING A BIG FIRE THAT WAS MADE OF GLASS NOT EVEN ONE THAT WAS MADE WITH ALL PLASTIC EITHER. THEIR NAME WAS HARTFORD. IN FACT I AM GOING TO LOOK FURTHER INTO FIRES AND SAFETY AS I’M SUSPICIOUS OF CERTIFICATIONS AND WHAT THEY REALLY STAND FOR. THERE’S SOME CATCH ABOUT WHAT THEY REALLY COVER. WHAT EXACTLY DOES UL TEST FOR AND DOES IT MEAN THINGS ARE SAFE OR JUST PAST THEIR TEST THAT DID OR DID NOT PASS ANY  OR WHAT EXACTLY TESTS FOR FIRE SAFETY.  A FACTORY MANAGER WAS TELLING ME SOMETHING BUT I NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO FIND OUT WHAT EXACTLY HE WAS TALKING ABOUT. SOMETHING ABOUT UL NOT REALLY BEING A GUARANTY FOR ANYTHING MUCH WHEN IT COMES TO SOLAR PANELS. AND WHY IS EUROPEAN TEST CERTIFICATION TUFFER THEN UL’S BUT ISN’T ACCEPTED IN THE U.S.??

Google “Prem Rawat Youtube”

Don’t judge him because he’s fat, you don’t like his voice, you don’t like the way he looks. Just listen to the words.

And, its not a religion, he’s just a motivational speaker except that he does not change the talk or charge a single penny.

At the least its interesting enough to hear it once. It’s just another nice reminder of what we all already know.

Life is wonderful.

IF YOU WANT TO JOIN “THE JOHN KIMBALL MEMORIAL PV MODULE CO-OPERATIVE” SIGN UP NOW BY SENDING ME AN EMAIL AT [email protected]

THERE ARE LITERALLY MILLIONS OF DISCOUNTED MODULES AVAILABLE AT APPROX. 20 TO 40% LESS THAN ANYONE ADVERTISES ON THE INTERNET OR ANYWHERE ELSE. IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD MORE THAN A COUPLE OF PANELS AND AREN’T TOO PARTICULAR ABOUT WHICH PANELS YOU HAVE TO HAVE JUST SEND ME A LETTER THAT YOU WANT TO BE ON THE LIST FOR WHATEVER, EXAMPLE:

 

HEY JOHN I NEED 12 VOLT MODULESD, HEY JOHN I NEED GUERILLA GRID TIE MODULES THE CHEAPEST YOU CAN GET PER WATT. HEY JOHN I NEED SOME OF THOSE SUNPOWER 2O.1% MODULES THAT ARE GRADE B. HEY JOHN I NEED THE LARGEST WATTAGE MODULES YOU HAVE ABAILABLE WITH 72 CELLS OH YEAH DITTO FOR 36 CELLS AS WELL. HEY JOHN BOY I NEED MODULES OR LAMINATES OF ANY TYPE AS LONG AS THE GLASS ISN’T BROKEN FOR 25 CENTS OR SO/WATT. HHEEEEYYYY JOHN

I NEED SOLAR WORLD MODULES, AMERICAN MADE, i NEED THE CHEAPEST PANELS YOU HAVE FROM THE USAAND I DON’T MIND GRADE B. HEY JOHN WE DO COP BUYING FOR WHOLE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE OFF GRID THATS OUR SPECIALTY OUR PEOPLE ARE REALLY SAVY ABOUT PV AND WE KNOW YOU DON’T NEED TO WASTE MONEY ON BIG NAME BRANDS SINNCE ALL SOLAR PANELS ARE THE SAME (WE READ YOUR ARTICLES ALL ABOUT THIIS, WE BELIEVE IN YOU) AND WE DON’T NEED ANY STINKING BADGES LIKE UL, BUILDING INSPECTORS ARENT WELCOME HERE, WE SHOOT THEM ON SITE. HEY JOHN WE ARE DOING A COOP PURCHASE OF 10 COMPLETE SYSTEMS FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD INN THE MIDDLE OF NEW YORK SITY, WE ARE ALL MILLIONAIRES WE WANT THE TOP OF THE LINE WHATEVER THAT IS AND MONEY IS NO OBJECT PLEASE SEND US THE DESIGNS FOR TEN DIFFERNT SIZE SYSTEMS AND THE COST FOR YOU TO SEND YOUR BEST INSATALLERS TO N.Y. TO OVER SEE THE INSTALLATION,OH YEAH AND DITTO ON THHE SAME FOR THE RAIN FOREST IN BAJA BETWEEN CABO AND GUAYMAS ON THE BEACH PLUS TELL US ALL THE LOWEST ENERGYCONSUMING APPLIANNCES AND QUOTE US FOR THE DELIVERY OF THOSE TOO PLUUSE EVERYTHING ELSE YOU THINK WE SHOULD BUY.

 

SO THERE THOSE ARE TYPICAL GENERAL CATAGORIES.

NO PROMISES BUT BE SURE TO SEND YOUR REQUESTS DIRECTLY TO ME.

[email protected]

 

p.s. DITTO FOR INVERTERS AND BATTERIES.

LETTER FROM GARY MCLENNEY:

I sell real solar powered water well equipment powered by solar panels—-we use the DC power from the solar panels to power a 3-phase pump down the hole through an inverter.  Call me if you are interested in these as they can go deep and deliver large numbers in GPM.

Gary McClenny, owner of TG Service Company, Electrical & General Contractors.

Christ First! — Adventure Second; living life out loud!

[email protected]

Mobile Phone 214-725-7555

I am an old backpacker and outdoor enthusiast but am a bit worn out.  If we travel together, you will probably run off and leave me but I will get there. Can’t backpack 20 miles a day like I did in my younger days but still love to be there. I tend to pack heavy; definitely not a minimalist—I like to sleep comfortably! Rule of thumb—2 man tent sleeps 1; 4 man tent sleeps 2! Dehydrated food still tastes like cardboard, and water cannot be dehydrated! Carry plenty.

I WAS READING “ THE FIVE BIGGEST REGRETS OF THE DYING”.

ONE OF THEM WAS YOU WISH YOU HAD KEPT IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FRIENDS, ALL OF A SUDDENLY YOU REALLY MISS THEM, I GUESS?, DUH!.

SO HERE’S TO YOU GUYS IN NO SPECIFIC ORDER:

HEY BRUCE, TAB, TOM, TOM, TOM, TOM (WHEREVER YOU ARE), KEVEN (WHERE EVER YOU ARE), BEN, MRS. ADAMSON (IKNOW WHERE YOU ARE), MRS. PETERSON ( I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE), JOHN, SANDRA, CHRIS, SUZIE, MARY, MARY FRAN, ANA MARY, BRAD, PATRICK, TOMMY, DICKIE, JOHN, BRADFORD, ANDY, JOM, LIZA, AMY, NANCY, NANCY, TERRY, DEAN, STANLY, JOHN, BILLY, BILL, DAN, PATRICK, JOSEPH, LOUIS, ROSANNA, PACO, KABANI, LOUIS, , JOHN, CONRAD, LOUIS, ADAM, PIERRE, TONY, JOHN, SHELLEY, ROSA, GRACIELA, JOHNNY, VANESSA, JORGE, THE OLD MAN, JOSE, MANNY, GENESIS, WILLIAM, MATIAS, MATIAS, JADE, JOSH, NATELIE, KEVEN, DORA, ELENA, STEPHANIA, D.J., JORGE, JORGE, RALPHAEL, COCO, KATO, YELLOWY, BLUEY, GREENIE, MIKEY, ANDY, GENIE, STEVE, GYRO, GEORGE, SKIP, WILMER, BOBBY, RICHARD, BILLY, ANN EVE, MARY LYNNE, SHAWN, GLORIA, RUDY, RUDY, ARIANNE, ROBERTO, MAJARAJI, MARY, JANET, DENA, KEVIN, WOODY, MIKE, PATRICK, ANA MARY, PAUL, DAN, DOYLE, PAT, JORGE, BUZ, STEW, CHERYL, CHRISTY, BILL, THERESA, MOM, DAD, DAVID, JOHN, JOEL, BOB, RICHARD, MIKE, SEDA, COSETT, RUBY, JONATHAN, ESMERALDA, PILAR, MIKE, RICHIE, BARBARA, MARY, JOHN, MOLLY, PIMA, NANCY, JOEY, SUZANE,MICHAEL, ALEXANDER, ALEXANDRA, SCOTT, LUCA, MILAN, STEVE, STEVE, CARL, JOHN, Isidro, Meche, Suzanna, Guadalupe, Antonio, Louisa, Micaline, Jerry, jimmy, George, Mary Catherine, Mary Elena, Suzanna, David, David, Drew, Mary, Butchie, Bill, Mario, Michael, Bill, Jim, Honton,  ….

WOW WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT I COULD ADD HUNDREDS MORE NAMES, ALL OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE PROVIDED ME WITH SO MUCH: LOVE, KINDNESS, LAUGHS, HYSTERICALLY FUN TIMES, PASSION, ROMANCE, CARING, GUIDANCE, SEX, GOOD FOOD, A CLEAN HOUSE, COMFORTABLE HOME, COMFORTABLE CLOTHES, COMPANIONSHIP,  NICE CLOTHES, CHILDREN, JOY, PEACE, KNOWLEGE, HOPE, INSPIRATION, MOTIVATION, COMPLIMENTS, AND A MILLION OTHER GREAT, MEDIUM AND SMALL WONDERFUL THINGS AND FEELINGS.

WOW THAT WAS A HEALTHY UPLIFITNG ARTICLE TO ME. TRY IT YOUR IMAGINATION CAN TAKE YOU BACK TO A LOT OF GOOD FEELINGS AND THINGS WHEN YOU SEARCH FOR FRIENDS ITS ALL GOOD, BUT NEVER AS GOOD AS THE PRESENT HOPEFULLY, RIGHT? JUST BEING IN EXISTENCE, ALIVE IN THIS INCREDIBLE BODY. GO INSIDE, YEAH, THATS THE TICKET YEAH THE UTIMATE ANSWER TOO, I BELIEVE. JOY IS JOY, LOVE IS LOVE, PEACE IS PEACE. WHEREVER YOU GO THERE YOU ARE, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, JUST DON’T TALK TOO MUCH AND JUST DON’T TALK. IT TAKES PRACTICE.

JK