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Old 5/9/18, 9:03 PM
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If this passes, CA will require solar on all new homes. California approves plan to mandate solar panels on new homes




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Ian is ahead of the curve on this. ��




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Old 5/9/18, 9:52 PM
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If anyone has extensive experience with solar panels, I'm interested in talking to you. You can PM me, if you would please.

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Old 5/9/18, 11:09 PM
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Shhh Frank, don't give away my secrets! lol

Actually, at the CRIEA conference, there was an entire presentation on inspecting solar installations.
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Old 5/9/18, 11:12 PM
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Actually, the proposed law only focuses on new construction after 2020.

Given 80-90% of my business is inspecting homes built between 1920-1968, that won't affect much.
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Old 5/10/18, 7:09 AM
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There is a class next Tuesday in Ft. Lauderdale about inspecting solar panels.




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Old 5/10/18, 6:23 PM
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Shhh Frank, don't give away my secrets! lol

Actually, at the CRIEA conference, there was an entire presentation on inspecting solar installations.
Nachi needs to step up.




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Old 5/11/18, 10:08 AM
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The honest truth. None of you is qualified to inspect solar beyond a very cursory inspection.

Disclaim, disclaim, disclaim.



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Old 5/11/18, 12:23 PM
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The honest truth. None of you is qualified to inspect solar beyond a very cursory inspection.

Disclaim, disclaim, disclaim.
And how do you know this?




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Old 5/11/18, 2:08 PM
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And how do you know this?
I've been a E tech and Electrical engineer for decades.

I'm curious what you think you can inspect, how much time it would take and how you would test and verify proper operation.

Part of inspecting is knowing your limitations.


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Old 5/11/18, 7:09 PM
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Nachi needs to step up.
It won't surprise me if CRIEA comes out with a Solar SOP in the next few years.

Though technology keeps changing. Those new transformers are tiny.
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Old 5/12/18, 11:29 AM
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I've been a E tech and Electrical engineer for decades.

I'm curious what you think you can inspect, how much time it would take and how you would test and verify proper operation.

Part of inspecting is knowing your limitations.


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Old 5/15/18, 4:09 AM
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Disclaim, disclaim, disclaim.

Geez, you sound like my insurance guy when I asked him about inspecting solar.
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Old 5/16/18, 2:22 PM
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Geez, you sound like my insurance guy when I asked him about inspecting solar.
Think about why.



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