It’s not every day you can sell Yingli modules @ $.49/W and make a decent profit.
They are the most successful PV mfr. in the world at the present time, and they make one of the best UL and IEC certified modules, I believe.
What’s the deal with this certification rip off. IEC certifies their modules to 1000 Volts but UL only to 600 Volts but U.S. building Inspectors won’t accept IEC as being sufficiently tested. I have been smelling this stinking fish for years now and I’m sick of this hypocritical bureaucratic crap. What are we going to do about it? COMPLAIN, WHINE AND KICK SOMEONES ASS, AT THE LEAST!
(Advertisement) So luckily we still have the SUN HE (High Efficiency) modules. At 225, 325 and 430 W and up to 20.4% efficiency they are the best deal for quality and price $.54/W in our Solar System maybe even in the Galaxy. Why? Because their up to 20.4% efficient, that’s why stupid. That means the SUN HE 430 watt module is about the same size as most 250 watt modules ! And, “THATS INCREDIBLE” ! PLUS, they’re UNDERATED BY ABOUT 5 WATTS SO YOU GET THAT FOR FREE, AND WE ALL LIKE GETTING SOMETHING FOR FREE, RIGHT? What more do you want?
The SUN HE modules are perfect for water pumping, off grid homes, (If your smart, considering it’s 3:39 AM, it’s time to surf to somewhere else, I tend to get more stupid by the hour, more annoying than funny but I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t like to and just didn’t care, I’m 64 so I’m acting like it) independent power, hybrid systems, off grid anything, sail boats, small ships and big yachts, islands (have you ever been to Catalina Island, never go to Avalon, always go to the Isthmus if your going to be there for more than a day.), cabins, beach houses, tents on the beach, tents in the mountains, nomads sitting in the dirt, Indians in hogans, big tepees, caves, cliff dwellings or really big igloos, big barns, farms, VW buses, school buses, underground homes, tree houses, carports, Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes (screw you, all you home builders who think solar’s ugly, it is, but,..we’ll show you how good it can get next week.), rich people, intelligent people, stupid people, really poor people, demonstration systems, art projects (why aren’t there more art projects, real big fountains, really, really long electric fences, cathodic protection, telemetry, telecomm systems, lighting systems, automatic feeding systems for large herds of animals or elephants, electric chairs, outdoor music festivals, kite, rock or Rainbow People (hippies of all types –Hare Krishnas, pot growers, surfers, school buses and commune groups, very spaced out people – but peaceful – they were the original rainbow symbol users before “they” stole the flag), festival’s PA systems, NASCAR RVers, Quartzite RVers, Tucson Gem and Mineral Show RVers, Snowbird RVers, guys who own fast cars (because statistically they like PV as well), retired engineers, pilots, mines, miners shacks, long, long term camping, chicken farm lighting, pig farm lighting, grow lights, outdoor lighting, outdoor anything, off grid air conditioning, off gird music systems. off gird ice makers, refrigerators, freezers,, 12 volt anything, 24 volt anything, 48 volt anything, air craft search lights, electric cars, tornado warning systems (uummm maybe not, better use Solar World or Kyocera on that), really really big boom boxes, boom box dance parties, washing machines, electric dryers, electric stoves, electric ovens, Cheap Chinese Outer Space Stations, running your computers and charging your cell phones – a shitload of em, forget about batteries you can throw them all away except the rechargeable kind, getting rid of guilt, helping to stop pollution of just about preserving natural resources, powering signs and printing presses and websites to convince people to eat right so they can have more energy, feel better and get it together – stop shooting each other al the time, run re-grooving centers for defective people, provide employment to everyone, stop wars, playing old records from Frank Zappa, The mothers of invention, Rubber Soul, Johnny Cash, Country, Soul, Motown, Marvin Gay, Ottis Redding, , Gospel, Jazz, run non profit clinics and schools and orphanages, refrigerate vaccines and medicine, provide a comfortable environment so people can relax and feel peace inside. Oh yea and running devices that fly thru space circling the Earth and keep us aware of kickass storms and take pictures of bitchin weather photos, planets, the Sun, galaxies, nebulas, this place where we are. Oh yea and movies, food, light, medicine, food, swimming, sports can all be improved by the presence of the SUN HE modules. They’re so efficient it reminds me of a Joseph A. Bank’s commercial “GET TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE .”
In the olden days certain multi-millionaires used to build huge mansions along the coast of California. While their castles (William Randolph Hearst) were being built, they would live in a tent on hill nearby. These tents were big and would have a hardwood floor, Persian rugs, beautiful furniture, fully outfitted kitchen, formal bedroom, fireplaces umm well maybe not a fireplace but maybe so, anyway I don’t know about that, seems like they had one though, I think. Anyway I saw pictures of the Hearst Tent and it was cool man, really cool. So I got to thinking wouldn’t it be great, or what, to find a totally secluded location along the coast of the Baja Peninsula, the Sea of Cortez, or nowadays somewhere, perhaps safer but similar. Buy some property set up the PV array and you could have something that would be out of sight. Right off the beach. The beach that would entertain you and feed you. You could have a solar pump to make fresh water from a reverse osmosis system, great music, very important, need a teenager for that. lots of kids, lots of pretty girls oh oh how am I going to get out of this I was just about to say “and the fam.” well it’s OK to look right? Hell I’m 64 on Aug.5 so I’m no threat anymore, I just like brightly colored objects, so to speak, and to make one of these tents but who wants to do that and be alone. Anyway , oh yeah you’d need a freezer to keep all the seafood in, some days you don’t feel like fishing, of course there are clams, shrimp, lobsters, crabs, and lot’s of butter and mayo for them. ice ice and ice. A big refrigerator, all running on solar. And some frozen juice, beer, cold water, cheese, wine for social visit by the local fishermen who might come by. Anyway, do it in November for about 4 weeks when its not so hot. Baja gets too hot in the summer, Anyway, anywhere where nature is is in charge instead of the creatures of the city, cold grey, brown and army green; asphalt, cement and sad shrubbery and identical trees , I’ll take Kangaroo rats, sidewinders, whales, dolphins, sea creatures, sea shells, man don’t get me started i could tell you stories you would not believe. I’ve actually done this along the Sea of Cortez but no solar panels or tent, it was an old run down train station in the middle of nowhere the closest people were 50 miles to the north and 100 miles to the south, our backs were up against the Pinacate National Park in Sonora, Mexico, desolate man, like Mars. To the West right at our doorstep was the Sea of Cortez. John Steinbeck sailed all around its edge collecting specimens for his marine biology lab in Monterrey on Cannery Row. Good Book. Anyway I love nature because it’s real, Little kids would love a trip like this even enough to put away there electronc games for a bit althhough tey would’nt have to, video games aren’t all bad, some are truely amazing and we would have no shortage of electricity with the SUN HE array, and, I like great sea food, outdoor fires, music, skin diving and the sound of the ocean at night and all day long, reminds me of breathing, I asked my 10 year old son the other day what he thought was the best thing that ever happened to him in life so far, and I asked it to compare our answers and I said food, he said “being alive.” You think they never listen to you then they suprise you out of the blue.
The only company I know that makes a panel this efficient is Sun Hour or something, who I believe, still holds the world record for module efficiency, after several years. There’s a problem, however, they don’t sell them to the public and if they catch an installer doing it they castrate them, unless you’re a certified, bonefide, licensed, deputized, sanctified, canonized member of their of their top secret cult. They are sort of like See’s Candy. If you never had it, but you’ve heard about it, you have to try it, it’s like a nightclub with a big line outside. Its a 100 year old company that’s like finding a needle in a haystack. Most cities in America don’t even have it available anywhere. You can only find it in airports. You don’t know how good they are, until you taste it, but if you find a store or buy it online and you get some, it blows your mind how good it is. I highly recommend The Nuts and Chews, Lollypops, Cashew Brittle, and Peanut Brittle. It’s like really, really amazing how powerful they are. LIke a really intensely good Deli, everything they make is delicious. By the way In Miami Roasters and Toasters on 41st St. in N. Miami Beach is just like a box of See’s Candies, everything there is fantastic. MMMMMmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Me go to bed now. Wake up and quickly erase this.
Life is too short to get all wrapped up about profits, expensive cars, and electric light from the Sun, right? I’ve got to stop doing this. It’s now 4:25, I’m nuts.