Sun Electronics Int.,Inc. Was Just Awarded: The Best Prices For PV Modules And BOS For The 4th Year In A Row.

Sun Electronics Int., Inc. was recognized at the 4th Annual International Gathering For The Development of Renewable Energy, November 8th, in Miami, Florida for its promotion of Photovoltaic Energy use though cost reductions for PV modules.

According to John Kimball, the owner of SUN, “We have always trusted in the belief that the best way to spur the growth of PV use was simply, to lower the cost as fast as and as much as possible. By focusing on the people paying the most for electricity, we have accomplished this feat year after year. However we have also taken a totally different approach to PV. We believe its not necessary to only offer a PV module to people with the highest efficiency. All crystalline modules last 30 to 50 years. Instead we have become the largest buyer and distributor in the world of Grade B modules.”

While Sun Electronics offers all major brands of Grade A and B PV modules and kit systems. They have discovered and pioneered market niches for Grade B. These modules have minor cosmetic blemishes practically invisible to the naked eye. They have the same power out put and lifetime as Grade A but cost 30 to 50% less. The industry record show that the average increase in efficiency of PV crystalline modules, since 1984 (30 years) has been approximately 12% to 17%. “The news media has been claiming great strides have been made in increasing module efficiency for years, that’s simply not true says Kimball”. He claims by using Grade B modules and passing on the savings to the consumers he has built up a list of nearly 50,000 customers and followers.

“We have done it by slightly lowering our standards for homeowners, by accepting modules which cannot be accepted for large solar power plants due to overly stringent requirements by lawyers, accountants and bankers.” In addition to that Kimball adds, “We have focused on the areas where the off grid market is good and where the power costs for electric power is high, over $.40/kWhr. 40 is the magic number when its cheaper to install PV rather than connect to the power company. Kimball started in the solar industry in 1973 after finding a solar oven in the desert near the border near his hometown, Tucson. After that he worked for several U.S. Congressmen in Washington, D.C., the Governor of Arizona and several PV manufacturers.

For more information on this story and others on John’s Blog, contact Adam Loucks, E.E., Sun Electronics Int., Inc. 305-710-9645 or Adam @sunelec.com

NEWS FLASH – WHY SOLAR CITY’S SYSTEM FINANCING SCHEME FOR SOLAR IS A REALLY BAD IDEA.

I just Googled http://www.erate.com/4-5-four-point-five-percent-mortgage-rate-calculator.htm on Solar City’s latest NEW BEST DEAL FOR A LOAN and figured out that after 30 years on a $20,000 loan for a *2,298 watt system with installation, you end up paying $36,482 with their 4.5% interest.

Your mo. payment would be about $100/mo. And for Gosh sake don’t get a divorce every story I’ve heard says its like having a financed $36,000 car strapped to the roof of your house, how do you split that or even take it off if the new home owner comes in and “doesn’t get it, thinks its ugly and wants it taken down?

However, it gets worse, if you then do the correct subtraction of approx. 20% for efficiency losses due to the thermal coefficient as the dark surface of the solar panels gets heated (up to 180 F in the Sun Belt, wire runs, inverter and possibly battery losses, shading, poor tilt angle, dirty unclean panels you will end up with as little as 70% of your investment i produced power per day from your solar system.And how much is that worth?

The average rate in the U.S. is .10/kWhr. 2.298 watts – 30% = 1.609 kWhrs. x the average Sun Hours a day in America’s Sunbelt , 5.5 sun hours times 1.69kWhrs = 9.3 kWhrs. per day or 90 cents a day of typical electricity in the USA.

So here it is folks about a dollar a day savings on your elec. bill, but now you get to pay an additional $16,482 in finance charges for nothing and its going to take ____ years to pay for itself ($36,482 divided by savings on elec. per day approx. $1 = 36,482 days

Divide by 365 days a year to get 100 years!!!! Yeah a hundred years to pay for itself at today’s average current elec. rates. 

In www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov › solar_basics

California

*For example, the total average cost of an installed residential PV system under the California Solar Initiative is $8.70 per Watt (including installation,.

$20,000 divided by $8.70/W = would give you a system of 2,298 Watts  

Oh and the divorce thing. Gosh sake don’t get a divorce, every story I’ve heard says its like having a financed $36,000 car strapped to the roof of your house, how do you split that or even take it off if the new home owner comes in and says  “I don’t get it, I don’t get it, I think its ugly, take it down or I won’t buy this home”. ANd who knows who owns it you hher or Elan Musk if this happens???