I got a call today to quote a 100,000 solar panels. I live in San Diego, I’m just wondering if anyone else got this call too! At first he said it would be 1,000 and then he said that the investors he is representing would quickly put in place 100,000 solar panels for a solar farm in San Diego. I was a bit taken back, I told him that I charge 5$ a panel so $500,000. I called him back later with a lower bid which I can’t reveal but needless to say it sounds like a long shot! Especially since they want it every month.
If that happens then my entire business will be cleaning that solar farm every month and nothing else!
Whats the lowest you would go on something like this, as one would have to purchase several vehicles, large water tanks, generates and hire several employees?
Thats an amazing offer. Not sure how low I would go, maybe $3 a panel. Still that would be huge. I would be worried about relying my income on one client. Things happen and if you lose the contract you sunk. Could you hire just for that job and keep the rest of your business going? Let us know how it goes, Half or quarter a million a month??? not too shabby. Good luck
My thought on that is that their would have to be some sort of contract upfront and assuming that they make it even one month which they would with that kind of backing then I would pay off all my expenses in the first month and have cash flow. If at some point it no longer worked out then I could just return to where I am now.
For that kind of cash I would hire employees to maintain that account. Keep your other operations going because if you stop that its starting over again because someone else would be in line to get your customers now. Your present customers will remember that you left them high and dry, so its not going back to where you are now, its starting over. imho
I got a call from a military installation in South Jersey last year for a bid on 10,000 solar panels. I didnt want the job, but still bid it at $5 a panel, because apparently they were caked in bird crap.
I got out-bid by $45,000! Thats right, someone came in FORTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS under my bid. $0.50 each.
The panels are 5’X7’, I believe they are at ground level and I assume on flat dirt. They will be brand new! Thats about all I know right now. I would think that they would want to clean them in house as well but maybe their thinking is outsource to someone who all ready knows what they are doing.