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Old 10-29-2018, 09:19 AM   #1
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I'm on a job right now where solar is being installed. They have their own permits, etc. and I have nothing much to do with them.

Without going into detail, this crew is a collection of kids with almost zero construction experience. They didn't even arrive with ladders. I took pity on them and showed them their cable routing and left holes open for them. Today is spray foam day and they have lost their opportunity. They're screwed.

I get the impression this solar industry is a hot mess.
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Solar was the last thing that I did as an employee. Every time I would take a crew of solar installers to a new commercial roof for an installation, I would point up and tell them that “The big yellow one is the sun.”
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I'm on a job right now where solar is being installed. They have their own permits, etc. and I have nothing much to do with them.

Without going into detail, this crew is a collection of kids with almost zero construction experience. They didn't even arrive with ladders. I took pity on them and showed them their cable routing and left holes open for them. Today is spray foam day and they have lost their opportunity. They're screwed.

I get the impression this solar industry is a hot mess
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Not the whole industry, but certainly some contractors are.
Did they "forget" the ladders, or just not have any at all?

Look at it this way, at least you get free entertainment.
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Any time you have a new industry or a ramp up in a given industry, you will have some who will jump on the gravy train and somehow, with zero experience or knowledge on the subject, take off running with it. They're likely to run into walls and in front of trucks, but they're a runnin with it.
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Don't help them, it just enables a crappy contractor which could be your competition.

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You must learn practiced ignorance.

This is different than natural ignorance. You have to work at it.
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In CT they made a PV license which i think is nonsense. I see brutal stuff on their installs. And dont get me started on how the tax credits help the rich get richer..
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