• Report: #739425

Complaint Review: Ben Ford, homemadeenergy.org

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  • Submitted: Fri, June 10, 2011
  • Updated: Mon, April 16, 2012

  • Reported By: Dennis — Henderson Nevada United States of America
Ben Ford, homemadeenergy.org
Internet United States of America

Ben Ford, homemadeenergy.org Do not buy from this company!! Internet

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If something sounds too good to be true then it probably is. He claims the module or panel to be "grade A". No it is not it is home made.It will never be anything more than home made the panel was not built using any standard. He claims the life expectancy of the unit to be the same as high end units. How can he know this? What kind of testing was performed on his homemade unit for this claim to be valid? He first claims that a panel can be built for under $150 this is his first claim and the price seems to continue to drop periodically throughout his video. He claims that anyone without technical skills can build the unit....WHAT? I'm sorry but building anything that will produce current should be done so only by a qualified individual and not plans that someones buddy who was an electrician let them draw up. If you have no soldering experience then chances are things will not flow the way you want them to. I can't imagine how an electrical inspector would react to one or more of these things. I could continue to pick apart this video but I will touch on the obvious things. He claims that the meter reader was amazed that the meter was spinning backward... It would seen that the meter person would have known about the interconnection agreement that he would have to made with the power company. Article 685-690 of the national electric code will let anyone know what is and what is not allowed in solar installation. Even if these home made units worked you would need inverters, disconnects, balance of plant, charge controllers if battery bank is used. Then there is safety equipment which prevents island during a power outage. I would not wipe my backside with his scam. I did not buy his product because I have knowledge solar systems. If you want a system installed you do need highly trained individuals who know state, local, and the NEC. Just remember you get what you pay for and you pay for what you get.

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AUTHOR: JohnGalt - (United States of America)

Whenver I see a " knowledgable" individual blasting a company, I wonder how long he has worked for the competition, in this case some type of electric or other energy company. Generally speaking, the  public does not quote codes in disagreeing with a new endeavor.

And I have a question, wouldn't most codes be state codes and therefore vary from state to state?

And the funny thing is, I am also skeptic about the claims made. But I know enought not to trash someone else!
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