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We can help you get some emergency solar electric power. From simple 12 volt systems for lights and fans to full blown commercial systems and complete residential packages.
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I’ll keep this brief.
Normally the best protection for your power supply after a hurricane is a generator. However, if it’s going to be a long time before the electricity is back on, as in months i.e. 6 months – Puerto Rico for 3.5 million people, solar is the best solution. Just 6 – 300 watt panels can provide you with enough power to run a refrigerator, fans, water pump, lights, radio, TV, microwave, computer, cell phone, etc. 24 hrs. a day, practically, forever.
The Air Conditioner is a problem. It’s over over half your electric bill in the summer. Evaporative cooling in dry climates or Split AC’s anywhere, help to reduce this largest of all loads. Using fans as well and using a smaller size of AC is, of course, very helpful. Even for a small AC you’ll need to double the solar array. But the panels will last a lifetime.
Inexpensive, 6V, 230 amp hr., wet lead acid deep cycle (standard golf cart batteries) last five years and are readily available and the cheapest you can find. You’ll want at least one for every 300 watt panel.
Our Miami Warehouse is loaded with inventory of everything you need to assemble your complete PV system. We will design it for free and we ship anywhere in the world. 45 years in solar. We have the worlds first brand new warehouse, (30,000 sq.ft.) And it looks exactly like a brand new Home Depot. It’s in Miami, Fla.
Check out the photos at www.sunelec.com.
Unfortunate as well, is the terrible timing.
As now, it’s practically illegal, to bring Chinese and all foreign made solar panels into Puerto Rico. I’ve had 15,000 brand new grade A UL listed 230 Watt modules sitting in a warehouse in Freeport, Bahmas that I’m willing to sell at below my cost to the People of Puerto Rico who will not have power for 6 months, but can’t! It’s simply because they’re made in China. What if you lost your roof and couldn’t replace it because the roofs that were available (and at an unbelievable price in today’s market) were’nt allowed because of where they were made. Fine you and your family sit there, in the rain, no power, no light, no protection , you might say, “WHAT THE HELL, IS GOING ON!
But that’s the current situation, I couldn’t even give those modules away to Puerto Rico.
Really?, SERIOUSLY! OMG Snap out of it SLAP!
WE HAVE TO HELP! Sunelec will send another $5,000 to the Red Cross help.
Please , make a donation to your favorite Chairity. What if it happened to us?
Its so horrible that it’s too much for us , It’s sooooo badddddddd that we’re all in denial, we’re trying not to think about it. It’s just too horrible.
Seriously, consider, donating, something,
We can help!
Do it now!
I had a dream last night that the government would open the door completely to solar modules world wide. n open market in an effort to help victims of hurricanes and all natural disasters. Would’nt that be great .195/watt module prices and plenty of it!!!!
Renewables trouncing nuclear, report shows
Global nuclear power generation increased by 1.4%, whereas solar power output grew by 30% and wind by 16% in 2016, with all renewables representing 62% of global power generating capacity additions, finds the 2017 World Nuclear Industry Status Report.
From PV Magazine today 8:31am
From me today 8:36 am:
Getting rid of nuclear plant catastrophic failures due to human error, natural disasters i.e. earthquakes, tidal waves, etc. and nuclear waste, nuclear radioactive material left sitting around after someone forgets about it and that gets stolen and sold to make weapons is a good idea.
In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with Sun and the Sun was with God, and the Word was God.
And God breathed his holy word into the sunlit face of every man.
God has but one demand, peace and happiness through all the land.
God has but one demand, peace and happiness for every man.
Jeorge Newberry, a.k.a Solar George drove straight down to the Fla. Keys from Jacksonville as fast as he could when he knew Irma was due to hit in just 48 hrs. “I found a solid cement building at Summerland,” Key Airport, 30 min. from Key West “that belonged to my pilot friend who had evacuated, and stayed there through the storm. When the eye arrived, I went out into the calm, walked a hundred yards onto the center of the runway in front of me, it was submerged under two feet of water, and took pictures before, as the other side of the eye wall moved in. I had to retreat to my shelter.”
He said, “John, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. An army of first responders arrived at the airport so fast immediately after it hit including huge BLACK HAWK army helicopters, a caravan of cargo planes, and the airport is so full of supplies, and volunteers. I’ve been setting everyone up with solar panels, batteries, cell phone chargers, etc. My house was damaged, but nothing like so many others. At my house, I have two refrigerators, a freezer, fans, lights, and a cell phone charger all running on six Evergreen modules.” Jeorge also has a house and hanger at the airport as well as a ton of PV supplies, as he uses the hanger as his warehouse. “I’m so pumped up after being in that hurricane, and now I’m helping everyone out with all those old small little GE modules, (4″ x 6”)
“I’m so pumped up after being in that hurricane, and now I’m helping everyone out with all those old small little GE modules, (4″ x 6″) 12 volt modules you sold me. They work perfectly.” They installed a satellite dish at the airport so he and everyone around the airport and all the first responders had internet. The little high-quality GE modules were just what they needed. He had and STILL HAS tons of inventory of all this equipment right in his hanger at Summerland airport where he was one of the only “riders in the storm”.
Doors: one of their greatest songs:
Solar George deserves to use it as his own theme song, at least for a few years. He deserves it as much as anybody ever did, I think.
AND, he’s still there! I just hung up with him. He let me listen as another converted cargo caravan took off (and waved to Jeorge) as he did, out the window of the plane.
“A big electrical firm with 40 trucks is fixing the electric lines, that travels around the country just repairing elec systems after disasters like Irma. It snapped the old concrete poles in half!” Jeorge told me.
The whole conversation he was all hyped up saying stuff like, “It was so great I’d give anything to be in another one, it was such an incredible experience”. I’m not afraid to tell you that because he was very concerned about his friends and neighbors, he’s a great guy, his new name should be “Fearless Jeorge”.
I could tell you many crazy stories about Jeorge, how his family is so successful and famous in Argentina (great uncle was the first person to fly over the Andes and started their Air Force), all about his flying trips with me as his co-pilot around Yucatán and the Everglades, and he’s famous in the Keys where he has helped thousands of people in the keys to solarize their off-grid island homes for 40 years (he’s installed nearly 100 homes by himself). He’s been in the solar business longer than me, has built his own home, has several PV cars and is an electrical/mechanical genius, although he has blown himself up at least once, building a jet engine powered beer keg cooler. Best party guy and all around funny guy I ever knew too.
So if you know anyone in the Keys, where it’s a total disaster (they are opening the road to residents for the first time tomorrow), have them contact Jeorge. He’s willing to help and he said I can put this number out for those people who need to call him.
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There are five types of light: firelight, electric light, sun light and divine light.
Here’s a photo you might be interested to see. This was in St. Thomas. The panel in the lower right corner seems to have had every grain of fractured glass blown away, but most look like they might still work.
After Hurricane Ivan, we were without mains power for 5 weeks. We didn’t have any solar at the time, but we had battery backup and a diesel genset, so we had most of the comforts of home and the way we had it arranged we only used 43 gallons of diesel. After a ‘cane, comforts are important. Even though we came through it well, we felt a little dazed. Others we came across didn’t fare so well and looked shell-shocked.
I think it is Tide that offers one bit of comfort in disaster areas. They bring in a big trailer loaded with water tanks, generators, washers and dryers. Anybody can come and get their clothes clean. (We borrowed back a hand-cranked antique washer that we had loaned to a museum for my Mom to use). What a great service!
How could solar be useful to provide community relief? I look at what I could do in my neighborhood with my solar boat, Sun King. It makes plenty of power with the solar panels. It has a water filtration system, so any water from pond, puddle or pool becomes fresh and clean. It has a microwave, a fridge, and a coffeemaker. If nothing else, neighbors could have a cup of coffee, nuke a Pop Tart and keep insulin or other meds in the fridge. That would be a tremendous morale booster.
What about on a bigger scale? Pensacola’s electrician’s union has a solar demo trailer. It could be put to work. A flatbed 18 wheeler trailer with a tall rack of panels comes to mind. Below, water tanks, batteries, inverters, coffeemakers, microwaves, fridge, icemaker, etc. Low grade, high-volume food, like biscuits, tortillas or waffles could be prepared cheaply and quickly. There are all kinds of possibilities that come to mind. It could be put together as a consortium: a solar company, a trucking company, appliance company, FEMA, Red Cross, etc. Keep things humming along in a schoolyard or park. Give folks one tiny bit of normalcy.
Then there is phone service. We had landlines. The SLIC down the road was fine for a couple of days until the batteries ran down. The telco had generators on major installations, but there are just so many gensets and we were orphaned. Seems like there is room for some solar cooperation, there. Most of the cell towers didn’t blow down, but their batteries went down, too. Those with generators had a limited supply of diesel.
Railroads, too. CSX chained generators to crossing gates to keep up the batteries in the crossing signals, at least at major intersections. Maybe they should go solar?
This might be a good time for some of your installer-customers to get some new business.
Just some thoughts. I hope your warehouses and your staff come out of this OK.