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December 18, 2012

Solar: A High-Yield, Low-Risk Financial Instrument for Your Investment Portfolio

Mark

Good article - people certainly need this educational point.

In fact, it may be better than you outline. Consider that:

1.You get back your FULL cost, not the NET cost after credits. Possibly more if the ratio to savings to sale price increase is 20 to 1 as estimated in you referenced article.

2. Your savings are tax free, therefore they are far more significant when compared to a "bond" they are actually much more comparable to a muni bond

Keep up the good work.....Peter

December 19, 2012

Solar: A High-Yield, Low-Risk Financial Instrument for Your Investment Portfolio

Stephen

That quote is AFTER all quotes etc - correct ??

A 5.8% tax free return is the equivalent of a 7.8% taxed return and that does not count any annual increase in electricity prices which average between 5 and 7% per year.

Whether you get your money back is based on when and if you sell - but the going ratio in California is around 20 times saving ADDED to sale price so your get back $14,000 if you sold next year - if you held on longer you would get money back PLUS the annual return...certainly not a bad return and given the "low risk" it is an excellent return and hard to beat.

December 19, 2012

Solar: A High-Yield, Low-Risk Financial Instrument for Your Investment Portfolio

Stephen

I understand.

Some points

1. I really do not think you are doing to have dropping utility rates - really hard to see that happening....

2. Only way to accomplish back up with a system is a battery bank and that will cost you additional...but it will work...possibly a 5 year home improvement loan whose interest paid is tax deductible ??

December 18, 2012

Is District Heating the Way Forward for Renewable Energy?

Denver

Interesting article

Check out Drakes Landing in Alberta - I think you will find it very interesting and certainly inspiring.
http://www.sterlinghomesgroup.com/drake/index.html

September 26, 2012

Floating US Biofuels: Should the Navy Support a New Industry?

Should the Navy Support a new industry ??

Very simple question with a very simple answer.

No - if you are strictly a short term thinker with no vision for the future well being of your country and family

Yes - if you do have the ability to think a little longer term. The Navy, in which I served and made two tours of Vietnam, is always looking ahead and thinking long term - so the answer, for them is OBVIOUSLY YES !!!!!!

Actually to the Navy - it is a silly question from their point of view.....it is obviously the thing to do.

September 28, 2012

Floating US Biofuels: Should the Navy Support a New Industry?

Cliff Everyone is certainly entitled to there own opinion. But NOT everyone is entitled to their own FACTS. Here are the facts and the actual data = NOW, WHO is being subsidized and why are we STILL subsidizing a 100 year old industry? We need the facts to understand a situation opinions based upon magical thinking are not going to help anyone nor will it make the US any more secure. Historical U.S. Annual Energy Subsidies •Total to end of 2009 for each Category: •Oil & Gas – $4.86B for 91 years = $442 Billion •Nuclear – $3.5B for 52 years = $182 Billion •Biofuels – $1.08B for 29 years = $31 Billion •Renewables – $370M for 15 years = $5.5 Billion ** Bottom line Oil & Gas has received 80 TIMES more subsidies than Renewables

September 29, 2012

Floating US Biofuels: Should the Navy Support a New Industry?

Cliff your right - the DOE is wrong and the department of the budget is fabricating these numbers and the Easter bunny is real and all three are working together against us all - dream on BUT no matter how hard you do this the truth is the truth and this other stuff is your opinion based upon mythical data - good luck

September 02, 2012

Free Market Hypocrisy: Why Do We Hold Renewables to Different Standards than Fossil Fuels and Nuclear?

Stephen - great article....

Drop me an e-mail I have some great charts for you.....Peter

Solarjpl@aol.com

August 25, 2012

Romney's Energy Plan Ignores the Success of Solar and Wind: View

As Anonymous stated - this is really a KEY election. One party is aware of reality and the GOP is totally unaware period.

Regarding subsidies - once again - totally ignorant of reality.

On average the Oil and Gas industry has received $4.86 Billion PER YEAR since 1918 - when will it be ready to stand on it's own ???

Renewables ONLY since 1994 has received 370 Million annually. So over their respective subsidy lifetimes Oil & Gas has received over 80 TIMES MORE government money.

August 25, 2012

The Key to Exponential Solar Growth Is Virtual Net Metering — and Solar Companies

SolarFred - do you know how Solar Mosaics is getting around any SEC problems with their projects? I am fairly sure there are problems - silly ones usually - that stand in the way of what solar mosaic is doing and also with MLP's and S-REITS....

August 25, 2012

The Key to Exponential Solar Growth Is Virtual Net Metering — and Solar Companies

SolarFred - do you know how Solar Mosaics is getting around any SEC problems with their projects? I am fairly sure there are problems - silly ones usually - that stand in the way of what solar mosaic is doing and also with MLP's and S-REITS....

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