As Mel Puleo is providing false information or a notorious liar, he will fail in each business. Not one street team, call center, distributor or salesman will be able to sell something by promising the blue from the sky and shipping trash. Someone, which is interested into solar systems will inform himself and know the prevailing prices. Call centers are only able to generate leads for selling a solar system and are not able to make a final contract for a solar system which has the double price as which is normally usable at the market. Not one will buy a system, which has a price of US$ 40,000 during a cold call. Already this fact shows that Mel Puleo is with his dreams far away from any reality.
At Alibaba Mel Puleo is offering with the title **** No More Electric bills 4 Ever! *** Distributors wanted ZERO OUT OF POCKET (.pdf) solar systems with a nominal capacity of 10 kWp, 20 kWp and 60 kWp at a price between US$ 40,000 and US$ 200,000.
The problem is only that the smallest solar system with a capacity of 10kWp needs the place for 40 collectors. Each collector needs the place of 1.65m2 (13.93 yd2). In total is a place needed of 66m2 (78.94 yd2). Such a system does not fit on all roofs, because not one module is allowed to get a shadow during the full day (for example from a chimney) and all solar modules need to be adjusted to the direction sun.
The offer found at Alibaba is highly overpriced. For example we can find at Anapode Solar (warehouses in California, Colorado, New York and Pennsylvania) a similar offer for a price between US$ 22,640 (Canadian Solar 260Wp Panels) and US$ 25,070 (Hundai 275Wp Panels) with all options included (without the off-grid option) and free shipping included.
His offer is even misleading, because all solar systems are nominated in kWp (kilo Watt peak) and not in KWH (kilo Watt per hour). The energy production is depending on the hours the sun is shining and their intensity. Anyway if it is only a type mismatch or not, the scam can get found in the sentence:
Our 10KWH Produces 87,600-KWH , Our 20-KWH produces 175,200KWH, AND our 60KWH commercial unit produces 525,000-KWH per year
It seems that the sun shines 24 hours a day for the stupid scammer C. Mel Puleo. Let's make a simple recalculation of his naive fallacy: 10 kilo Watt per hour * 24 hours a day * 365 days per year = 87,600. That is simple wrong and shows that the scammer does even not know something about the product he is offering. He even does not understand the difference between sun (solar) and moon (lunar)! For the case that he has been really got an education from an University like he has written in his LinkedIn profile, than this education has been from a very poor quality.
I have calculated for the best orientation (180° S and 40° slope) from a location in Kansas (37.44°N / 98°W) looking for me to be more or less in the middle of the U.S. - for the offered solar systems a result for 10 kWp a yearly total of 17,000 kWh, 20 kWp a yearly total of 34,000 kWp and for the 60 kWp system a yearly total energy production of around 102,000 kWp. Here are the results for the optimal orientation and optimal installation of the solar modules:
It is possible to improve these values a little bit with auto adjusting of the orientation from the solar panels, but that will not bring a big improvement of the results. It seems that the scammer does not know that a solar system is less power producing during cloudy days.
I have used the data from meteoblue.com. You can get similar results by using the online calculator from the PVWatts Calculator from NREL. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.
Summary: For his victims does it not make any difference if they are getting scammed from C. Mel Puleo's stupidity, incapability or by indent - the result is for them the same. My opinion is as Mel Puleo provides different information about himself, is scamming call centers and does not care about his own offers for end users that he is nothing else than a scammer and never a serious business man. For the case that he got scammed by himself than he guilty by himself too, for trusting someone and not verifying the provided information. In such a case he has failed against his commercial due diligence.
@C. Mel Puleo: An attorney and a law court cannot replace missing intelligence and intelligence is not commercially available. Don't go in the the sun if you have butter on your head.