Friends:

I tell any prospective employee that in order to become a solar electrician,
one must first be a qualified electrician.  I am convinced of this point.
Being a solar electrician adds much complexity on top of the traditional
trade.

However, not all electricians are good electricians.  There is a lot of
shoddy work being done out there.  In fact there is only one electrician in
my area I will refer to.

I am not opposed to the fundamentals of organized labor, but while working
as a union represented worker, I saw union management manipulate situations
to benefit themselves over the worker and the employer.  A lot of solar
installers are not big-box but rather mom and pop style shops.  IBEW moves
appear to be intended to crush the small competitors, and that is not right
with me.

I agree we need a means to ensure good, safe installations.  NABCEP seems to
have no teeth in enforcing standards-- I have never been required to produce
a certification.  The only method in place now-- and it is spotty-- is
through building permitting and inspections.  I put my energy into educating
local inspectors.

Sorry to those C-46 holders out there, but in my opinion, if you don't hold
a license to be an electrician, you shouldn’t be working as an electrician.

William Miller


Lic 773985
millersolar.com
805-438-5600

-----Original Message-----
From: RE-wrenches [mailto:re-wrenches-boun...@lists.re-wrenches.org] On
Behalf Of Jason Andrade
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2018 6:03 PM
To: re-wrenches@lists.re-wrenches.org
Subject: [RE-wrenches] Ibew is working to exclude C-46 contractor’s from
installing Batteries.

Hi at this point I believe this is a California only issue, but I was
contacted by CalSeia today and was asked to be involved in a discussion
regarding a move where only a C-10 contractor can install a battery based
system This was news to me but they sent me a pdf outlining the issue and I
will read it over this weekend has anyone else heard about this?
My instant response is what special training does the c10 have that the c46
doesn’t ?
Jason Andrade
West Coast Sustainables

Sent from my iPhone
_______________________________________________
List sponsored by Redwood Alliance

List Address: RE-wrenches@lists.re-wrenches.org

Change listserver email address & settings:
http://lists.re-wrenches.org/options.cgi/re-wrenches-re-wrenches.org

List-Archive:
http://www.mail-archive.com/re-wrenches@lists.re-wrenches.org/maillist.html

List rules & etiquette:
www.re-wrenches.org/etiquette.htm

Check out or update participant bios:
www.members.re-wrenches.org
_______________________________________________
List sponsored by Redwood Alliance

List Address: RE-wrenches@lists.re-wrenches.org

Change listserver email address & settings:
http://lists.re-wrenches.org/options.cgi/re-wrenches-re-wrenches.org

List-Archive: 
http://www.mail-archive.com/re-wrenches@lists.re-wrenches.org/maillist.html

List rules & etiquette:
www.re-wrenches.org/etiquette.htm

Check out or update participant bios:
www.members.re-wrenches.org

Reply via email to