Panel making business?
And why can products be built cheaper there? The utter lack of safety and environmental standards that exist here. If they had to follow the same rules there would be no cost advantage in shipping goods from half-way around the world. Which, btw, is obviously not very "green" - ironic, eh?
Living in British Columbia, the receiving end for tons of Chinese goods, I have to say "good luck making a product there that isn't rubbish-heap ready to begin with".
But now this is wandering down the too-political path so I'll tell myself to shut up or else I'll have to delete my own posts and ban myself for thirty seconds or more.
Hey, I have a question for you Cariboo, i've been going around town collecting glass people are throwing out to build my solar panels. Some of these people ask "what are you going to use the glass for?" of course i tell them, I'm using them to build a solar panel... Of course they are interested and ask more questions.. I always given them the same advice that you guys give, telling them that building your own solar panels isn't going to last long and isn't ideal for trying to build a home solar system, then I go into how my solar panels won't pass any codes set up by the governing bodies, and you won't rec any rebates...I showed my most recent succesful solar panel to the last person I got some glass from and they called me back after I left saying they have more glass and would pay me to build them a solar panel w/the same design as the one I showed them. My question to you, do you think I should do it? My intent was not to go into buisness, my intent was to build my own system as cheap as I could, but now people are requesting that I build them a few solar panels as well. Just the other day, i was running some more test on my panels and had them setup outside trying to wire the amp meter w/the shunt in it the way you told me to and a guy next door who worked for some dish cable network was installing the dish came over and asked me when was I hiring? I was kind of confused at first, then he said, I need to be doing what you're doing instead of installing cable, then I understood what he was talking about, i told him I'm not in buisness, and gave him a short tutorial on how to build his own solar panel. ANyway, what do you think, think I should build them for other people even doe i can't warrenty the product, don't have a buisness licenses, and to be honest, have no clue what i'm really doing?
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