The perfect customer:
Lives in the middle of nowhere, yeah that’s right, in the middle of nature with solar . Over the last few decades I’ve met , visited or talked and even just heard stories and seen pictures of thousands of these people. Amazing!
My favorite picture was from a customer fro Guyana S.A. it was of two anacondas. I love nature there is so much beauty in the smallest of things and the biggest of things.
Anyway he owned the largest telecom company in country. He went to a lake in the inner reaches of Guyana. He had laid out the fish he caught . They were huge. Like Nile Perch in Africa. Look it up. Then he sent a picture I still can’t find but hung on the wall of our downtown 511 15th st.miami office for years. There were two huge jungle trees that had fallen into the lake side by side.
On each tree , you guessed it, were 2 gigantic snakes , both ANACONDAS. I’ll try not to exaggerate but they were about 30 ft. Long each. He was sitting right next to them. The head of each Anaconda was larger than his own human head. That’s how you could tell how big these two incredible snakes were. They were sunning themselves in the sun on these huge logs. Perhaps they were friends or boyfriend and girlfriend , brothers or just two guys who had just had their fill of some good poor fresh animals but they were asleep or just enjoying the sun.
He sold telecom repeaters for military and other people on solar.
Then I had a picture from another very remote customer on a small Caribbean Island maybe Nevis or st. Nevis anyway he and his wife and son rebuilt an old – Very old, broken stone house and turned it into a small gift shop practically on the edge of the water on big rocks. for tourists who docked in his bay or anchorage. Ran it on independent solar of course .
One of the pictures was of his son standing in a small boat with a few tourists and he was able to do something quite remarkable out in the water. He could call to a pod of unseen animals who were no where in sight . And all of a sudden they appeared answering his calls from deep under the water……a pod of 4 huge Sperm Whales ! surrounded the small boat. He could take people out for a fee and do this I guess on a regular basis . This is the type of whale in the book “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville.
Awsome photo and story and TRUE! Just like the Anacondas.
I had many customers from the Caribbean over the last 35 years come to our solar powered store and showroom in the middle of downtown Miami only a block from the ocean.
I lived next door . I can fish from my condo balcony on the 14th floor .
We started Sunelec in that condo. The UPS Driver Onofre would pull up and his entire UPS truck would have nothing but Trace inverter Chargers in it when we had 14A and 14B on the 14th floor. We had to sneak them up one elevator, one load at a time, it lasted two years . No one knew it in the Western USA where solar free money was free for the taking . it was like a gold rush . We in Miami had zero competition . We were responsible for selling over 250 thousand of them plus a ton of batteries 100 Containers mostly to Haiti, the DR, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala and all of the Caribbean Basin, the Philippines, South Africa , Cambodia, Croatia, Norway and to almost every country in the world so we got alot of photos and little stories about the photos (that’s equally important) .
. Thanks to Coset this beautiful and beautifully built girl from Cuba who called hundreds of you guys , our customers all over the USA and south of Miami asking for your help and you gladly responded . Her accent and lilting voice swayed you in . Ha ha. And she made a great collection of 500 testimonials . She could barely speak English. Me an Charlie taught her her first phrase, thinking it would come in handy, “Shut up an get out of here. ” she’d walk around the office practicing it and winking all day and serve me coffee every morning with a shot of Baileys . We all Loved her, No not literally!
I’m sorry but I could go on for hours with stories about our customers . Some other time soon, I know you’d love to hear about your compatriots in solar around the world.
This may sound stupid but you guys ( the guys who can install your own systems, ) plus build your own homes, boats, Engineers of all ages, with and without degrees, airplane pilots, architects, professors, electricians, contractors, Home builders, small business owners, farmers, ranchers, other solar company owners, teachers, trade school teachers, installers, professionals, sailors of course, and so many other guys with so many skills, so smart, willing to try something different, inventors, and even some very talented women who could:
DO IT YOURSELF!
You are sort of hero’s to me and other guys like me, all across the world, who do what I do, not just cause you could do it yourself, well yeah, actually, just because of that, I believe. But especially because you often built them in wonderful places, beautiful, islands, mountains, valleys, sailboats, RV’s, I apologize that I haven’t learned how to build a house yet, but I can do it , I can do it, and so can so many people around the world and right here in the good old USA 🇺🇸 what a great country by the way, I just came from China and a lot of it reminded of Cuba but bigger and sadder. The area around my five star hotel was nice however.
Right now I’m in my bed with the Pacific Ocean 100 yards away in Del Mar, California , body surfing every day with Johnny at my favorite spot with my son and Esmeralda my wonderful niece . My sister in law and wife Graciela are in Mexico because Rosa just got her green card and finally got to go see her family after 14 years of waiting!
So It’s all good right now. Hope it lasts but everything changes, anyway sometimes it feels so good to just be alive right? You just have to wait till morning if you don’t, and you get to try again. If you have a beach it wipes all the bad feelings and thoughts away. If you have a beach and waves and occasional crystal clear water for body surfing and/or snorkeling you definitely have a comité new outlook on life when you come out, it’s like a baptism. You can find heaven on earth in the sea or mountains.
Beware of the snowball effect of your thinking, like I should talk . It gets tough sometimes right? but we’re ALL different all 7.6 Billion of us AND JUST 92 million miles away from the sun 🌞 FLYING THRU SPACE at close to a million miles an hour it’s all a fucking miracle and I try to pray everyday , usually for good simple things like just being alive for this spec in time and it’s a pretty interesting spec. Right?, but sometimes I stumble and pray for stuff I shouldn’t like getting even with a few of my shitty friends and family , a bigger solar business, to make a huge profit, to be better looking , younger, more hair, whiter teeth, muscular bigger legs, that I could surf standing up, that…..well what the hell….more beautiful girls in my life, and so on and so on. You know what I mean, know what I mean , Sony P.?
Just being everlasting happy and peaceful would be great, and going to heaven wouldn’t be bad.
A relative of Herman Melville actually came in our store and bought panels from us one time.
Once in around 1979 I met David Katz of AEE, he changed my life, so did Adam Loucks one of the funniest guys I ever knew , my wonderful parents and 3 brothers, several beautiful girls but mostly for sure my wife skreeeeech! What the hell-am I doing I need shut the f… up! But I have had a good life and l love my family but I still wish I had a million incredibly beautiful slave girls from Mexico, Colombia, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam California , Puerto Rico, who went nuts for me and would give me whatever I wanted to eat and I could fly and I could live and breath underwater in the South Pacific, and my incredibly beautiful wife Graciela would say sure OK that’s a great idea, and a huge tree house with a pool and a high dive for me and Johnny and to take a 600 ft. Yacht with everyone on earth and sail around the world a hundred times visiting exotic places with lots of islands full of girls who could come along for the ride. Oh and a huge underground fort , clairvoyance, astral travel, precognition and then Lose it all and return home to Miami , Del Mar and Tucson to spend all eternity being and having what I have right now but never die .
Why do I humiliate myself like this. Because I write crap like this all the time and everyone in the office like Adam. Louis, roberto andPierre and Jeorge Newberry keep telling me everyone likes my blogs, so here you have it.
PS Don’t let the Utility companies control solar. It’s an obvious and huge conflict of interest . Buy cheap as you can and do it yourself. We , my guys at Sun will do everything we can to help you git er done.
The kids of the future need us to do it right and we can in our lifetime .
By the way the people around Del Mar are so nice I can’t believe it!
ENERGY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES
WHILE EVERYONE IS TRYING TO BUILD THE WORLDS LARGEST SOLAR FARMS . Sun is working on just the opposite approach.
After seeing what happens when you get hit by 20@ me an hour winds like Puerto Rico did FREAKING TWICE!! We think we have a damn good solution to their problem. A micro super efficient low cost system with the most efficient and low cost nearly normal size appliances in the world that will be independent off grid and will give you an 11 cu ft refrigerator freezer and a extra 7 cu ft box freezer and two fans, microwave, all the lights you could possibly need that run on 2 yes that’s 2 solar panel’s , and 4 batteries for less than $ 2,499 and we’ve got better cheaper everything coming in in two weeks from China but the panels. For example you can use it all, all year long but IF a hurricane comes you MOVE ALL THE STUFF ABOVE INTO in all in a brick building to protect it, solar panels and the rest . It’s like a tank and you can sleep outside or make it , the brick energy appliance PV powered room, i call it (APP ROOM) for those really difficult moments.
You can get it only from us the Sun , we have it exclusively, copyrighted and trademarked it only draws a tenth of the energy an energy hog safe kitchen + room does! It sleeps 4 too. so don’t get any funny ideas like going to Home Depot
Oh yeah and we have another complete version in 12 volts , coming in at the end of this month that use even less energy. There’s an optional solar thermosyphon solar water heater $299, and a solar oven with matching pots and pans that fit in it. perfectly! It goes to 400 degrees F. At 12 noon. You can cook a Turkey in it, I’m not lying. I’ve made steaks, bacon, tacos, quesadias, fish, bread, about 20 different cakes and duck, fish, tater tots, and brownies, etc. You can also purify water for drinking in it! I know the oven sounds stupid and your wife would laugh in your face but between 10 am an 4 pm it really works well kicks us. Basically it’s a totally bitchen kitchen.